Bill to fix Michigan’s educator evaluation system gets first hearing

By Brenda Ortega MEA Voice Editor When MEA member Megan Ake changed school districts from Farmington to Fenton five years ago, the first teaching tasks she felt pressured to master involved massive classroom-practice checklists and student-growth data mandates in the state’s evolving educator evaluation system. Instead of learning her students’ names, delving into a new […]

American Rescue Plan Media Coverage 

USED Approves Michigan’s Education Plan for American Recovery Plan Funding The American Rescue Plan Act: What does it mean for Michigan? – MLPP See how much your Michigan school district will receive in federal stimulus dollars – Chalkbeat Detroit Congress approves massive infusion of funds for schools – Chalkbeat In Your State: How the American […]

Banned Books Week: October 1 – 7, 2023

This Banned Books Week, be sure to check out MEA’s “Freedom to Read” series, which explores how educators across Michigan are fighting back against political extremists and working to protect students’ freedom to read. In the five-part series, MEA Voice Editor Brenda Ortega — a former reporter with the Los Angeles Times — examines growing […]