The Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness this week released its long-awaited recommendations to create what it calls a “fair, transparent and feasible” system for evaluating teachers and school administrators.
Peter F. Siller wrote a letter to state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, a former student of his, condemning her for referring to school employees as “pigs” and “hogs” in a recent floor speech.
When state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons referred to school employees as “pigs” and “hogs” during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on June 13, she might have expected some backlash — she probably didn’t expect to hear directly from one of her former teachers, however.
MEA members Chad Gurzick (left) and Rob Roberts (right) risked their lives to save a stranger who fell on subway tracks in Atlanta last week.
Recent events like the Sandy Hook shootings and the Oklahoma tornado have shown that public school employees are committed to making a difference in the lives of others — even if it means putting their own lives at risk.
The Save Michigan’s Public Schools network will hold a rally at the state Capitol in Lansing on June 19 to raise public awareness of the threats facing public education. MEA members are encouraged to attend.
Michigan K-12 school districts are set to see a small increase in funding for next year’s budget, but nowhere near enough to make up for the $1 billion in cuts that the Snyder administration previously made to local schools.
In an attempt to give the impression of being more transparent, the so-called “Education Technology Work Group” has launched a Facebook page to collect input from Michigan citizens on education policy, particularly with regard to technology expansion.
The Novi Education Association and other local MEA affiliates held a community forum Monday to discuss issues affecting school employees, students and families.
Providing proper support to educators while finding reliable methods of evaluating them was a hot topic of debate at an education summit held Monday in Novi that featured policy leaders from across Michigan