Aspiring educators connect with young students to explore ways to make a difference

Students share ideas for positive change through essay contest EAST LANSING — Michigan elementary school students recently shared their ideas to make positive change in their communities, with six winning a statewide essay contest spearheaded by the Michigan Education Association’s Aspiring Educators of Michigan program. With the award-winning children’s picture book “We Are Water Protectors” […]

Freedom to Read Advocates, Please Stand Up: ‘We need positive voices in the conversation’

Part 5 of our 5-part “Freedom to Read” series  By Brenda Ortega, MEA Voice Editor Michigan Education Association Near the end of May two members of the Michigan State Board of Education proposed a resolution seeking to criminalize the work of teachers, librarians and administrators who allow students to read library books deemed “inappropriate” by […]

MEA activism helps secure Oxford relief funding

Last Thursday, after MEA helped increase pressure on lawmakers, the House and the Senate passed HB 6012, a supplemental budget appropriation for Oxford Community Schools in the aftermath of the tragic school shooting there on Nov. 30. The bill provides $9.8 million for Oxford to spend over two years, with funds allocated for: personnel, additional […]