Pontiac elementary students got a yummy lesson in garden-to-table nutrition recently when they harvested 500 pounds of potatoes from the school vegetable patch. The Kensington Church volunteers and food service staff used the bounty to whip up cheesy potatoes for everyone.
MEA member bus drivers in West Bloomfield School District began picketing this week to protest stalled bargaining that has left them working without a contract for three months. The drivers, who work for Durham Transportation, say they’re not making extravagant demands of the private company.
EAST LANSING – The federal tax plans put forward by Republican leaders in Congress attack educators and threaten funding for public school students – which is why MEA President Paula Herbart urged Michigan’s Congressional delegation to oppose these dangerous proposals.
November 15, 2017
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
If an experiment fails, the reasonable response is to end it and try something different. Not so regarding cyber charter schools, based on the actions of lawmakers who continue to fully fund these schools in the face of mounting evidence that they are a spectacular failure at improving academic achievement.
MEA members are encouraged to provide input regarding the candidates for governor ahead of a Dec. 9 meeting of the Statewide Screening and Recommendation Committee to interview the candidates.
The role of student growth in teacher evaluations is a big topic of concern for educators – and it’s also the focus of an important webinar happening this Wednesday at 4 p.m. The 60-minute session is the second in a six-part webinar series that can be used toward SCECH requirements. This session of the free…
A message from Drew Campbell, president of the MEA ESP Caucus Board:
As we celebrate American Education Week November 13-17, please be sure to recognize the education support professionals in your buildings for all that they do on a daily basis to keep schools running and our students safe.
Parents have through Wednesday to complete an opinion survey on a new “school transparency dashboard” under development by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to replace the old school scorecards.
The theme of the 2018 Bargaining, Public Affairs & Professional Development Conference could not be more timely: “Nevertheless, We Persist—Don’t Stop Believing.” MEA members have persisted through relentless attacks on public education, and we stand strong today.
Lawyers for MEA and AFT Michigan argued before the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday in a dramatic culmination to a seven-year legal battle the two unions have waged seeking the return of $550 million taken from the paychecks of 200,000 public school employees.