Members step up to activism now in critical election year

In her 10-year teaching career in Livonia, MEA member Sara Williams has never been involved in politics. But Williams says she is stepping up now because “It feels like education is going in the right direction finally. We have educators on the education committee fighting for us.” Williams and other volunteers on the local union’s […]


We are saddened to report the passing of Juwan Willis, whose exceptional contributions to his Oakland County CTE students and colleagues were featured in the December Voice magazine cover story. On behalf of the entire MEA, we send deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and students.

SVSU profs: AI can boost creativity

Phillip Hanson had “a bit of an existential crisis” when a new AI image generator emerged 18 months ago. An accomplished painter and digital artist, he realized artificial intelligence could achieve visual effects like his – only much faster. Having undertaken an art project using the system, called Midjourney, Hanson then made another discovery: leveraging […]

Are you ready for AI?

Fifteen months after the release of ChatGPT caused big waves in the world, artificial intelligence is talked about everywhere all the time. Yet it’s hard to know what it all means for educators now and looking forward. In this series of shorts, MEA Voice Editor Brenda Ortega shares stories of how and why AI represents transformative change […]

Supporting MEA’s Strategic Direction

MEA staff and members are advancing racial and social justice in education as part of the MEA Strategic Plan. For future events, watch your email inbox for the Center for Leadership & Learning’s new monthly newsletter: AT THE CENTER. GOAL: HELP RECRUIT, ENGAGE, AND RETAIN A DIVERSE POPULATION OF EDUCATORS THAT ARE REFLECTIVE OF THE […]

MEA Scholarship — apply now!

The 2024 MEA Scholarship application form and eligibility requirements are now available online at The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2024. Eligible students include dependents of MEA and MEA-Retired members in good standing who attend or will attend a Michigan public college, university or vocational training institution. Last year, 23 new winners and 19 […]