MEA announces candidate recommendations ahead of August primary election

EAST LANSING — Prior to the August primary election, MEA is proud to announce candidates who have earned the recommendation of MEA members through the union’s Screening & Recommendation process.  The process, which looks at candidates’ positions on education and labor issues, is decided by MEA members who serve on S&R committees, based on policies […]

Statement from MEA President on ‘Return to Learn’ guidelines

EAST LANSING — The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding today’s announcement by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlining guidelines for safely returning to school this fall. President Herbart sits on Gov. Whitmer’s Return to Learn Advisory Council, which is working to ensure a safe return to school for students, families and […]

MEA President statement on FY20 budget agreement

EAST LANSING — The following can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding this evening’s announcement of the agreement between the governor and legislative leaders on the current year’s state budget: “I applaud Gov. Whitmer and legislative leaders for working together to minimize the negative impact on schools, students and public education employees in […]

MEA lays out priorities for a safe return to in-person learning

EAST LANSING — Following more than 15,000 survey responses from educators and discussions about the needs of both students and school employees, today MEA announced three key priorities the state’s largest education union feels must be fully addressed as we look toward safely returning to school buildings this fall. As our mission indicates, we believe […]

Harmed by historic flooding, helped by union family

MEA members, school families provide helping hand to Midland-area colleagues following 500-year floods EAST LANSING –  MEA member Jill Bischer’s fellow union members and local school families came to her side after her Midland home was severely damaged by May’s 500-year floods. “It’s indescribable because you just feel it in your heart,” said Bischer, a […]

MEA member’s Holland STEM project feeds community

Teacher’s greenhouse project donates produce to local food bank, educates students, brings community together EAST LANSING –  Last year, Michigan Education Association member Bill Boerman launched an ambitious greenhouse project at Holland Middle School knowing it would pay big dividends toward his STEM students learning the fundamentals of design, gardening and nutrition. It’s led to a public […]

Survey of 15,000 Michigan educators shows health and safety concerns paramount in return to in-person learning

Educators also concerned about class size, standardized testing, teacher evaluations in reopening Michigan’s school buildings EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association today released a major statewide survey of more than 15,000 educators with findings related to COVID-19’s impact on public education, including the health and safety concerns that are front of mind for educators […]