Don’t forget to Vote (From Home) in Tuesday’s elections

This coming Tuesday, May 5, many Michigan communities have municipal and school elections scheduled, including several important millage and bond measures.  In light of the public health crisis, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent every voter in the May election an Absent Voter Ballot Application to ensure people stay healthy while exercising their right to […]

Opinion: Educators meet students’ needs amid COVID-19

Michigan Education Association member Sarah VanderMeer says her heart aches from missing her developmental kindergartners from Brown Elementary School in Byron Center, so she checks in via FaceTime to see how they’re doing, setting up appointments through parents. VanderMeer taps every tool at her disposal to keep kids connected and engaged during online chats and virtual […]

MEA Holds Virtual RA ‘Unlike Ever Before’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her decision to close schools to protect public health “comes with a burden and weighs heavily on me” in a teleconference call with hundreds of MEA member delegates attending a first-ever virtual MEA Representative Assembly (RA) over the weekend. The governor’s remarks launched an abbreviated version of the annual meeting of […]

At-Home Enrichment Activities for Secondary Students

The Michigan Education Association is here to our assist the students, parents, and educators of Michigan during this unique time. The following is a list of resources that has been compiled by our members for you to utilize at home; however we are not endorsing any particular website or program. Please check back next week […]