As local leaders in Warren and Fitzgerald see it, union members who play together, stay together.
There were hugs, smiles, cheers, and lots of red shirts outside Charlotte Public Schools on Wednesday morning as educators participated in a statewide #WearRedForPublicEd campaign to press for adequate school funding.
Teachers and staff in Charlotte Public Schools will join educators across Michigan wearing red shirts to show support for public education on Wednesday – two weeks after being threatened with disciplinary action for participating in the statewide show of solidarity.
Michigan’s newest Teacher of the Year keeps “big rocks” glued to the back of her cell phone.
Not those kind of rocks. The three typed reminders stuck on her phone represent her top priorities as an educator – their metaphorical name taken from the work of author Stephen Covey, known for his best-selling self-help book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
You couldn’t miss Gina Sartor participating in a Wednesday Walk-in at Walnut Creek Middle School in West Bloomfield. She was the one wearing a student-made plastic sculpture on her head that spouted red-and-gray curls like a water fountain.
Fifth-grade teacher Ryan Oleson could relate when he heard about a student at Brandywine Elementary who felt self-conscious about losing his hair from chemotherapy treatments—hair loss that would reveal a surgical scar on the back of his head.
This year 15,898 graduates from Schools of Education throughout the U.S. were members of the NEA Student program – and statistics show these soon-to-be first-year educators are more than TWICE as likely to join their local union if a colleague speaks to them over the summer.
MEA members support enhanced school safety, oppose allowing more guns in schools
LANSING – The Michigan Education Association (MEA) today released results from a new statewide survey of its members that found an overwhelming majority oppose arming educators. Legislation to allow school personnel to carry guns or keep guns in locked boxes in schools has been proposed by politicians at both the state and national level.
EAST LANSING – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding the passing of Brian Whiston, Michigan’s state superintendent of public instruction:
An inconvenient rain delay became a bright spot for aspiring educators from Michigan State University completing a service project at a Lansing elementary school.