MDE Seeks “Partnership” with 40 More Schools

Two dozen Michigan schools from 21 districts will be newly offered a “Partnership Agreement” with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to improve academic performance over the next few years or face additional consequences.

The “partnership agreement” model of addressing schools with low test scores began one year ago to avoid the controversial move of closing down neighborhood schools. This year’s list includes 16 charter schools.

Art Show Winner Gets ‘Moving’ Shot

MEA-Retired member Lynn Gregg, whose photography entry won this year’s “Best in Show” award at the MEA-MAEA Art Exhibition, says he captured the winning shot while aboard a moving train. Gregg was touring Saint Kitts Island in the Caribbean from an open-air train when he saw a smiling mother holding her baby and waving from…

Build Your Skills and Spirit—Register for Our Biggest Conference of the Year!

Less than one week remains to register for MEA’s biggest conference of the year at early-bird rates. Don’t miss out on the 2018 Bargaining, Public Affairs & Professional Development Conference. The Feb. 8-9 event at Cobo Center in Detroit will feature training sessions in advocacy, negotiations, communications, member engagement, political action, and professional development. This year’s…