Registration Open for Winter Webinar Series

Finding light and being the light during dark times. That’s the theme of MEA’s winter webinar series, “The Light of Winter Stars.” An offering of MEA’s Center for Leadership & Learning, this new series of peer-led, SCHEH-eligible webinars will run from January 18 through March 24. Topics for this series include managing stress and anxiety […]

More Professional And Personal Growth Opportunities for the New Year

— The MEA Center for Leadership & Learning will be launching a new SCECH-eligible book study next month. “The Laramie Project,” by Moises Kaufman, is a play that explores the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming. After going through the original play, participants will then read the epilogue, “The […]

Labor Voices: Real solutions, not stopgaps, needed to fix educator shortage

In recent days, rising COVID-19 cases mixed with staffing shortages have forced many school districts to switch to virtual instruction or cancel classes. It’s a numbers game when there aren’t enough adults to safely have students in school. The pandemic has exacerbated Michigan’s acute educator shortage. The heightened stress, crushing additional workloads, and destructive political […]

New Website Launches for Center for Leadership & Learning

MEA’s Center for Leadership & Learning has launched a new, easy-to-navigate website where members can find information about professional learning opportunities, grants, leadership trainings and more. The Center for Leadership & Learning has been revamping MEA’s professional development offerings since before the pandemic, but as the public health crisis has challenged school districts and educators nationwide, […]

Benson Q&A from Statewide S&R Committee

Earlier this fall (prior to the Oxford tragedy), MEA’s Statewide Screening & Recommending Committee asked Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson a variety of questions about education and labor issues in screening interviews prior to voting to continue her recommendation for re-election. Here are some of her answers: What are the biggest strengths of our current […]

Nessel Q&A from Statewide S&R Committee

Earlier this fall (prior to the Oxford tragedy), MEA’s Statewide Screening & Recommending Committee asked Attorney General Dana Nessel a variety of questions about education and labor issues in screening interviews prior to voting to continue her recommendation for re-election. Here are some of her answers: What is your personal experience with public schools as […]

Whitmer Q&A from Statewide S&R Committee

Earlier this fall (prior to the Oxford tragedy), MEA’s Statewide Screening & Recommending Committee asked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer a variety of questions about education and labor issues in screening interviews prior to voting to continue her recommendation for re-election. Here are some of her answers: Please discuss your efforts around the state’s budget during your […]