Posted on 08/20/14 at 9:48am

Fallout is still being felt two months after the release of the Detroit Free Press' report on the state's charter schools. The investigative report uncovered a general lack of accountability and transparency in how charter schools spend the more than $1 billion in state taxpayer money they receive.

Posted on 08/20/14 at 9:50am

The State Board of Education (SBE) has unanimously approved the Model Code of Student Conduct 2014. (It's at the Michigan Department of Education website. SBE held several hearings before deciding on a revised Code that would ensure students were educated in a "safe and supportive environment that fosters academic success and healthy development." The current Student Conduct Code dates back to July 2001.

Posted on 08/20/14 at 9:51am

If you consider the leadership of your elementary or middle school principal to be outstanding, then consider nominating your principal for the 2014 MEMSPA Outstanding Practicing Principal award.

Posted on 08/11/14 at 10:05am

While MEA members support the concept of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), many are finding it difficult to effectively implement it in their classrooms because of a lack of training or adequate resources. If you’re an MEA/NEA member, there is help.

Posted on 08/11/14 at 10:10am

Schools across the state will be starting a new school year in less than a month, but there’s been no further legislative action on the adoption of a statewide teacher and administrator evaluation system. And the MEAP will still be used this school year since no new statewide student assessment has been chosen that will measure student growth—a measurement that will impact teacher and administrator evaluations.

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.

Summer Leadership Advisory Committee

Start Date

Steve Cook, MEA President

 

2010

Eric Curtiss (2014-BD-Reg 5)

 

2005 

Student Programs Advisory Committee

Start Date

 

 

 

Kelly Stevens (MSU)

Chair

 

State Crisis Assistance Program Committee

Start Date

 

 

2011

Rick Trainor, MEA Secretary-Treasurer

Chair

Statewide Anti-Privatization Committee

Start Date

 

 

2008

Percy Brown (2014- Reg 3)

 

2008

Staff Retirement Plan Board of Directors

Start Date

5-year terms as MEA Board members

 

2008

Percy Brown (2015-MEA Board-Reg 3)

 

Scholarship Fund Trustees

Start Date

Max of 2 consecutive 3-yr terms -- staggered

 

 

3 members or staff not on MEA Bd or NEA Bd

 

Resolutions Committee

MUST BE A DELEGATE (no alternates)

 

Start Date

10 members, staggered/no more than 4 leaving at a time

 

2012

Jeff Leonhardt (2015-BD-Reg 15)

NEA Resolutions Committee

Start Date

Must be delegate – can only serve 6 years

 

2011

Theresa Dudley (Reg 9)

 

Minority Affairs Committee

Start Date

 

 

2010

Robert Gaines (2016-BD-Reg 7  B)

 

2011

MEA-PAC Statewide Screening and Recommendation Committee

Start Date

Members by office held

 

 

Steven Cook, MEA President

Chair

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