Registration Open for Safe Schools Workshops

Upcoming professional development opportunities through the Michigan Department of Education will provide ways to improve school climate and safety for all youth, but especially those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. Two workshops will be offered, designed for school administrators, school board members, Title IX Coordinators, teachers, GSA advisors, school counselors, school…

Above and Beyond: Nicole Haney

MEA member Nicole Haney has been heart-broken by images of immigrant children in detention. The news has forced her to imagine being separated from her one-year-old son, Liam. A Waverly schools instructional coach, Haney found inspiration to act in her own front yard. Two years ago, she and husband Dustin bought a Lansing home previously…

Meet the 2019-20 MiNE team

Skye Kapinus grade 4-5 teacher second year Lansing Public Schools “I appreciate the support that you get from being part of a union. You don’t feel so alone. I have this community with me; they’ve been through this before, and they know what I’m going through.”       Brittney Maczala grade 2-3 teacher fourth…

Above and Beyond

Matt Cottone, a sixth-grade World Studies teacher at Van Hoosen Middle School in Rochester, has been selected as a 2020 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow. As a fellow, Cottone will spend a year in a peer learning network of 44 educators from across the country building their comprehension of issues of global significance and their…

Innovation

It’s not about perfection, and it doesn’t move in a straight line. But it’s what we do as educators—always developing new ways to reach and teach our students. Given the freedom to try a different approach, we learn what works and what doesn’t and constantly hone our practice to prepare the kids we serve to…