In an effort to protect and strengthen public education in Michigan, the Michigan Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers-Michigan have formed a formal partnership, leaders of both unions announced Tuesday.
Numerous niche tax breaks doled out by the state are eroding Michigan’s School Aid Fund, resulting in fewer resources for local schools, and education advocates are united in opposing these tax giveaways.
Former Fowlerville Community Schools teacher Vance DeCamp lost his Williamston home in October 2005 after a tornado ripped through his house, tearing the roof off and leaving a wall crumbled upon the same bed where he’d been sleeping just 10 seconds earlier.
Cindy Short, the late athletic director at Lansing Everett High School, recently received the first “Building Leaders” award, given to her posthumously by WVFN-AM’s “The Drive with Jack Ebling.”
The “Building Leaders” award, recognizing Mid-Michigan school employees who have gone above and beyond to help students and athletes, is co-sponsored by MEA and Home Management Company. The award showcases outstanding educators and coaches whose leadership has inspired students on and off the field.
Despite widespread opposition from local residents, the Algonac Community Schools Board of Education voted Thursday to privatize its transportation services, eliminating the jobs of about a dozen local bus drivers.