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.

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

Career Preparation Task Force

Start Date

 

 

2008

Jim Brousseau (2014-BD-Reg 3)

Chair

2013

Budget and Finance Committee

Start Date

 

 

2011

Rick Trainor (2014)

Chair

Start Date

Board of Reference

 

Start Date

Always 5 with 5 yr. terms

 

2001

John Walton (2015 MEA-Retired)

Chair

Art Acquisitions Committee

Start Date

 

 

2013

Vacancy – (2016-BD-Reg ) (Tim Hein resigned)

 

2013

Local Affiliates Commission

Start Date

Six RA elected/staggered terms/2 full consecutive 3 yr. terms

 

2012

Troy Hayes (2015-RA-Reg 6)

 

Legislation Commission

Note: The Legislation Commission is striving to obtain member input for determining our 2014-2016 legislative priorities. Meetings will be conducted at Region Councils and other appropriate MEA events between September-November of 2014.

International Understanding Commission

Start Date

Six RA elected/staggered terms/2 full consecutive 3 yr. terms

 

2012

Maureen Eke (2015-RA-Reg 12)

 

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