For many years Richard Hale never spoke to his family about his combat experiences as a Marine Corps infantryman in the Vietnam War. He didn’t visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., until last October – nearly 50 years after his return home.
Rhonda Drumm estimates she spends close to $1,000 a year on classroom supplies and extras to support her students and keep her Biology and Advanced Placement classes running smoothly at Northwest High School.
As local leaders in Warren and Fitzgerald see it, union members who play together, stay together.
There were hugs, smiles, cheers, and lots of red shirts outside Charlotte Public Schools on Wednesday morning as educators participated in a statewide #WearRedForPublicEd campaign to press for adequate school funding.
2018 Summer Leadership Conference
July 31 – August 2 – Saginaw Valley State University
Registration Deadline: July 18, 2018
Activism begins with one person venturing one step—and soon a trail is blazed for others to follow. The MEA Summer Leadership Conference points the way.
Frontline educators like you who step up every day to lead make MEA an unwavering voice for school employees’ rights, working conditions, and benefits; for best practices; for healthy neighborhood schools; and for social justice across our most vulnerable communities.
Teachers and staff in Charlotte Public Schools will join educators across Michigan wearing red shirts to show support for public education on Wednesday – two weeks after being threatened with disciplinary action for participating in the statewide show of solidarity.
Michigan’s newest Teacher of the Year keeps “big rocks” glued to the back of her cell phone.
Not those kind of rocks. The three typed reminders stuck on her phone represent her top priorities as an educator – their metaphorical name taken from the work of author Stephen Covey, known for his best-selling self-help book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
You couldn’t miss Gina Sartor participating in a Wednesday Walk-in at Walnut Creek Middle School in West Bloomfield. She was the one wearing a student-made plastic sculpture on her head that spouted red-and-gray curls like a water fountain.
Fifth-grade teacher Ryan Oleson could relate when he heard about a student at Brandywine Elementary who felt self-conscious about losing his hair from chemotherapy treatments—hair loss that would reveal a surgical scar on the back of his head.
This year 15,898 graduates from Schools of Education throughout the U.S. were members of the NEA Student program – and statistics show these soon-to-be first-year educators are more than TWICE as likely to join their local union if a colleague speaks to them over the summer.