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MATE workshop designed for aspiring, practicing teachers

Are you feeling adrift in all that it takes to be a teacher today —struggling students, classroom management challenges?  technology? The Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE) may be able to provide you with some guidance at its Spring 2014 Aspiring and Practicing Teacher Workshop, March 22, 2014 at Wayne State University.

Speak up on CCSS until March 6 with an NEA survey

If you've received an email with the subject line, "Teachers Know Best on Standards and Testing" or "Speak Up on Common Core," you've been chosen by NEA to share your opinions on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their implementation. A similar survey done last fall led to NEA's recent statement insisting that CCSS be put back on track with educators playing a key role in any statewide implementation processes related to CCSS.

Michigan teachers chosen for NEA initiative

Nineteen Michigan teachers were selected to participate in NEA’s National Teacher Initiative (TLI), a program to develop a new generation of leaders within the teaching profession. A total of 150 teachers from Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan and Mississippi were chosen for a 2014 pilot.

Port Huron teachers disappointed in court’s dismissal of evaluation case

Port Huron teachers expressed disappointment over the partial dismissal of a lawsuit they brought against Port Huron Area Schools that sought to remove unfair evaluations and rescind layoff decisions that were based on the flawed evaluation process the district used for the two most recent school years.

Potterville educator helps navigate community through tragedies

Tragedy has struck Potterville Public Schools teacher Dan Brunk on numerous occasions, but he continues to overcome obstacles and help his students and community.

Reese Public Schools teacher Jenifer Almassy elected to NEA Board of Directors

Delegates to the MEA Fall Representative Assembly elected Jenifer Almassy, a teacher at Reese High School in Reese Public Schools, to the NEA Board of Directors for a term beginning immediately and ending Aug. 31, 2015.

Troy teachers picket against unfair treatment by school district

Fair and reliable teacher evaluations: Can it happen in Michigan?

MEA supports the majority of the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness’ recommendations for creating what it calls a “fair, transparent and feasible” system for evaluating teachers and school administrators.

If implemented by the state Legislature, the MCEE’s recommended system would replace the more than 800 different evaluation systems employed in districts across Michigan.

“The report constitutes an improvement over what educators are currently experiencing in our public schools,” said MEA Vice President Nancy Strachan, a veteran teacher with nearly 40 years of classroom experience. “The report provides a strategy to improve educational outcomes by focusing on student learning objectives.”

“The evaluation process should be focused on professional growth as an educator — not simply a tool to terminate employees,” Strachan said. “We need to add a support system of professional learning.”

State Board of Education could push forward with Common Core despite legislative ban on funding

The president of the State Board of Education said Wednesday that the board has the authority to implement the Common Core State Standards, but acknowledged that funding the implementation process would be problematic without support from lawmakers.

Troy science teacher publishes report on effectiveness of various studying techniques

Judy Gail Armstrong-Hall

Students have different techniques when it comes to studying for tests, and some are more effective than others. 

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