Posted on 07/28/14 at 5:45pm

According to the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book published by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation, Michigan ranks 32nd when it comes to a child's overall well-being compared to other states. Michigan dropped one slot in ranking from last year, making it the worst-performing state in the Great Lakes region. 

Posted on 07/28/14 at 5:46pm

Michigan isn't the only state looking to establish stricter guidelines for charter school authorizers. A policy brief by the Education Commission of the States (ECS), reports that while 42 states have charter school legislation, only  33 states have authorizing bodies that are responsible for approving and overseeing charters schools. But only 15 of those states have set standards for authorizers.

Posted on 07/28/14 at 5:47pm

More families will be able to qualify for free and reduced-priced meals with the new household income guidelines established by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). The guidelines will determine eligibility for the 2014-15 school year and will be effective through June 30, 2015.

Posted on 07/21/14 at 11:40pm

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is advising teachers not to change their lesson plans, despite the fact that the MEAP, instead of Smarter Balanced assessments, is being used next spring. The Legislature made that choice when they passed a state budget that requires the MEAP. MDE previously recommended Smarter Balanced.

Posted on 07/21/14 at 11:51pm

The Great Lakes Center annually releases a recommended "summer reading list" for educators. The list evaluates the so-called education reform movement and whether or not those reforms really work.

Posted on 07/15/14 at 11:23am

The Sunday, July 13 edition of the Lansing State Journal covered the issue of teacher evaluations in its "A Greater Lansing Outlook" section. Included is a column by MEA President Steve Cook, "Teachers support bills for fair evaluations," highlighting MEA's involvement in writing HB 5223 and HB 5224. 

Long Range Planning Committee

Start Date

Officers

 

 

Steven Cook (2014)

 

 

Long Range Bargaining Committee

Start Date

 

 

2012

Connie Boylan (2014-BdM-Reg 15)

 

2013

Leadership Mentoring Advisory Committee

Start Date

 

 

2007

Nikki Klonaris (2016-BdM-Reg 3)

 

2007

Governance Review Committee

Start Date

 

 

2014

Jonathon Fielbrandt (2014-BdM-Reg 6 )

 

2007

MEA Executive Committee

First

Last

Bargaining Unit

Region

CommitteeTitle

Steven

English Language Learners (ELL) - Migrant Education Committee

Start Date

6 members/staggered by 2’s

 

2010

Ann Marie Borders (2016-BD-Reg 3)

Chair

Elections Committee

                                   MUST BE A DELEGATE (no alternates)

Start Date

Must have 9 members

 

2013

Joanmary Nenninger (2016-BD-Reg 2)

Distinguished Service Awards Committee

Start Date

Board Members Only

 

2013

Debra Irvin (2016-BdM-Reg 9)

 

Credentials Committee

MUST BE A DELEGATE (no alternates)

Start Date

7 members, at least 2 of which are BdM , must be RA delegates

 

2005

Frank Burger (2016-BdM-Reg 10)

Communications Committee

Start Date

 

 

2009

Troy Hayes (2016-BD-Reg 6)

 

2009

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