A bill with bipartisan support that would keep standardized test scores from taking on even greater importance in the lives of teachers and students in Michigan passed out of the House Education Reform Committee on Thursday.
Educators have more time and additional opportunities to provide feedback to both the state and MEA on controversial proposed changes to Michigan’s K-12 social studies standards.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has extended the deadline for submitting online comments and added new dates for in-person feedback. In addition, MEA wants your thoughts on the proposed standards to help guide a formal position statement the union will be submitting. Visit MEA’s Action Network page to view the standards and share your feedback with us.
Proposed changes pushed by conservative Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) have sparked criticism and heightened public interest in the debate over what children should learn about history and human society from kindergarten through high school.
Students in a Kenowa Hills STEM program literally watched their ideas soar into the atmosphere at the end of the school year.
A committee, which included conservative state senator and gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton), has forwarded recommendations to the State Board of Education for controversial changes to Michigan’s K-12 social studies standards. Many of these changes remove references to our diverse cultural history that are important for students to learn about, including: References to the Ku…
MEA members, Over the past few months, MEA has collected input from members on key priorities they hoped to see in the education plan of our recommended candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Her education plan was released today and I’m pleased to say that Gretchen has made good on her word to listen and act on…
The Michigan House has passed a school safety plan that would create a statewide school safety commission and provide grant money for schools to improve building security.
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.