Posted on 11/17/14 at 2:56pm

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has given the okay for school districts to move ahead with their plans for the new statewide student assessment to be given in the spring of 2015. M-STEP, the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, meets the requirements mandated by the Legislature to update the MEAP.

Posted on 11/17/14 at 2:57pm

Lack of adequate education funding has not only impacted class size, staffing and programs, it has also hit school transportation budgets. The result is more Michigan school buses flunking the latest round of state safety inspections.

Posted on 11/10/14 at 4:38pm

The Senate and the House are both considering legislation which would give high school students certification in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on their diplomas. If such legislation becomes law, it would make Michigan the first state in the country to offer STEM certification. 

Posted on 11/10/14 at 4:39pm

Education Trust-Midwest, a non-partisan research, information and advocacy center, compiled a list of the most common myths about education in Michigan. Their list is a result of discussions with many organizations—both educational and non-educational—across the state.

Posted on 11/03/14 at 4:19pm

Eleven Michigan charter schools met the Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) deadline for fixing administrative issues like posting documents on their websites, but they could still face suspension this month over academic performance. State Superintendent Flanagan plans to meet with the authorizers of those 11 schools before deciding whether authorizers would be barred from opening any new charter schools until all issues are addressed.

Posted on 11/03/14 at 4:20pm

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) are promising to work together to improve assessments at the state and local levels. One of their specific commitments is to evaluate state assessment systems for quality and coherence. The two groups will partner with districts to review their assessments.

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Free to MEA members: WebEx on Certification this Wednesday

Considering the changes in the law regarding certification, there is nothing more important than keeping your certification up-to-date. Whether your certificate expires this summer or in five years—you need to develop a plan to protect your certification.

MEA can help!

Join the free WebEx workshop for MEA members on Wednesday, May 21 at 5 p.m.  (EDS). “What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Certification” will cover how to keep your certification current; how to renew and/or progress your certificate using the new certification rules; how to use District-Provided Professional Development and SCECHs; and how to use MOECS to complete the renewal process.

You can join the online workshop for free by going to https://mea.webex.com/mea/j.php?MTID=ma224c260e491ced484d1a33039bd8f74. When asked, enter your name and email address. If a password is required, enter 12345 and then click “Join.” The WebEx will also be recorded so MEA members can view it at a later date.

Governance Review Committee

Start Date

 

 

2014

Jon Fielbrandt (2017-BdM-Reg 6 )

 

2007

Lance Little (2016-BdM-Reg 8)

Vice Chair

2010

MEA Executive Committee

First

Last

Bargaining Unit

Region

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Steven

Cook

Lansing P

Region 08

MEA President

Nancy

English Language Learners (ELL) - Migrant Education Committee

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2010

Ann Marie Borders (2016-BD-Reg 3)

Chair

2010

Alfonso Salais (2016-BD-Reg 8)

Vice Chair

2010

Soledad Ramirez-Heiler (2016-BD-Reg 8)

Elections Committee

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MEA RA Delgate Term(s)

 

2013

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07/31/2016

Joanmary Nenninger (2016-BdM-Reg 2)

 

2005

09/01/2000 -

08/31/2015

Diana Samborn (2015-BD-Reg 12)

Distinguished Service Awards Committee

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2013

 

Debra Irvin (2016-BdM-Reg 9)

 

2013

Flo Anderson (2015-BdM-Reg 17)

Vice Chair

2010

Credentials Committee

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MEA RA Delgate Term(s)

 

 

2005

07/01/2001 -

06/30/2015

Frank Burger (2015-BdM-Reg 10)

Chair

2008

08/06/1999 -

08/31/2017

MEA-PAC Governing Board

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2009

Millie Lambert (2016-Reg 5)

 

2011

Jane Reif (2016-Reg 11)

 

2014

Frank Burger (2016-Reg 10)

MEA-PAC Council

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2011

Steven Cook (2017-MEA President)

Chair

2012

Gretchen Dziadosz (MEA Executive Director or designee)

Treasurer

2008

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