MEA-Wayne State partnership energizes Next Gen

More than 30 high school students from across Michigan and Illinois who are interested in pursuing a career in education participated these past two weeks in the Next Gen Teacher program.  This great collaboration between MEA and Wayne State University – made possible through an NEA grant – introduces young people to a potential career […]

MEA member’s first-of-its-kind student literacy platform wins MIVirtual EdTech contest

UTICA — MEA member and Utica Community Schools teacher Jonathan Marceau has won first place in the Michigan Virtual EdTech Contest for his first-of-its-kind digital learning platform intended to boost student literacy and reduce prep work for educators. The Utica teacher’s winning pitch, Spelling Safari, reinvents the spelling curriculum with a software solution customized to […]

MEA applauds new Dept. of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential

EAST LANSING — The Michigan Education Association is hailing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s creation of a new state department to better coordinate resources for preschoolers through higher-education students and help ensure every Michigan student has a clear path to reach their full potential. The Whitmer Administration on Wednesday issued an executive order creating the Michigan Department […]

Another record-breaking education budget passed for 2023-24

The Michigan Legislature passed a bipartisan education budget for next school year on Wednesday evening, allocating a record amount of funding to help Michigan students succeed. The $24.3 billion education budget prioritizes investments in Michigan’s K-12 schools, starting with the largest ever per-pupil allocation at $9,608 a student (an additional $458 per student).  Similarly, higher […]