Several candidates for Michigan governor addressed delegates at the MEA Fall Representative Assembly last weekend in speeches that framed the high stakes for public education in next year’s election. Given the urgent need to restore educator voices to the policymaking arena, we are committed to creating avenues for MEA members to hear from candidates about…
MEA’s Legislation Commission is developing our organization’s 2018-2020 Legislative Priorities. The Commission recommends the direction of our legislative program based on input from members and staff.
For MSU student Zach Barnes, what started as an assignment to produce a short project in his documentary film class became a mission – to tell the story of how today’s climate of teacher bashing and underfunding public education has affected one Michigan community.
MEA today unveiled a new “Ask Me” video highlighting the determination of early career educators to pursue their passions and make a difference in the lives of students, despite current challenges facing Michigan educators.
NEA member classroom teachers who want to become a 2018 Global Learning Fellow can apply now for the yearlong opportunity. The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship application is open through Feb. 5.
MEA recently hosted a live telephone town hall so our members could hear directly from the declared and prospective candidates for governor about their positions on education issues—Listen here now if you missed it live.
More schools are expected to be offered “partnership agreements” with the Michigan Department of Education this fall, based on last spring’s standardized test scores, the department announced recently.
By Brenda Ortega
OK, class. It’s time now for a very important… Question, Jimmy?… No, it’s not time for lunch yet… Yes, I know it’s chicken nugget day! You won’t be late if we start now, alright?
Today we’re going to practice for the big, long test that will be used to label you and your school and even our community and the whole of public education in Michigan and across the U.S. – above every truly wonderful thing we do and accomplish in our work together.
Curtis Kelenske: 5th/6th-grade Multi-age Teacher, Leland Public Schools Years in Education: 13 Type of non-union experience: 1 year in private Catholic school, 6 in a charter school What was it like working in a school without a union? The working conditions and work load in the charter school were very difficult. You had to do whatever…