A little recognition can go a long way, so consider nominating a special colleague for an MEA award. Deadlines are approaching to nominate Education Support Professionals for the Brunner Award and for nominations in various categories of MEA’s Human Rights and Excellence Awards.
Elizabeth and Jeffrey Symons teach severely emotionally impaired students at Flint’s Whaley Children’s Center, helping young people from K-12 learn while also recovering from traumas experienced during their young lives.
Over the weekend, the educators received some healing of their own.
MEA is moving forward with a multi-pronged response to state threats of school closures in a number of Michigan communities – mostly in high-poverty areas – which have prompted fear and outrage among school employees and parents.
When a letter promoting “National School Choice Week” crossed the desk of Royal Oak Mayor Mike Fournier, he turned his attention instead to his city’s public school district.
It’s time to honor exemplary service to Michigan’s public schools and students from pre-K to 16 by nominating individuals and groups whose contributions represent excellence in achievement.
We all know the world of difference that Education Support Professionals make every day in the lives of students. Here’s your chance to shout from the rooftop about the greatness of para-educators, clerical staff, food services workers, custodians, and transportation employees in your district.
EAST LANSING — The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook regarding the release of the list of schools up for potential closure by the state’s School Reform Office:
“We all need to be dedicated to ensuring every child, regardless of their zip code, gets a great public education. But when it comes to closing schools through the School Reform Office, we need to take a hard look at how this process is working.