MEA Voice Magazine – December 2021 Issue

Click to view online. In this issue: Letter to Members: Stand United Against Vouchers Above and Beyond: Cara Lougheed and Owen Bondono The Future is Now: Remember to Help Yourself In This Hero’s Journey, Educators Play Inspiring Roles ‘We are at a tipping point’ Lansing Educators Rally for Public Education MEA Continues Recommendations of Whitmer, […]

Big Changes in Public Service Loan Forgiveness Announced

An overhaul of the broken federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) announced on Wednesday is meant to restore the promise made to educators and other public service employees who have suffered under the program’s 98% rejection rate. Changes include a limited one-year waiver that allows all payments by student borrowers to count toward PSLF, […]

NEA, MEA President Roundtable with Farmington Educators & Students

FARMINGTON, Mich. – Following the largest education investment in Michigan’s history of $17 billion – which closed the funding gap between the highest- and lowest-funded school districts all without raising taxes – National Education Association (NEA) President Becky Pringle met with Michigan Education Association (MEA) President Paula Herbart, educators, school administrators, and students from Farmington […]

Studies Review Student Performance and Third Grade Retention

Two reports on Michigan students’ performance in the 2020-21 school year were released on Tuesday – one looking at K-8 learning gains on benchmark assessments given at the beginning and end of the year and the other a review of third-graders identified for retention under the Read by Grade Three law. The two reports echo findings […]

MEA Voice Magazine – August 2021 Issue

Click to view online. In this issue: Above and Beyond: MEA Member Gary Cooper Aspiring Educators from Michigan Win National Award It’s our job to help students become more tolerant, inclusive Focus on Recovery Wellness Academics Family and Community Engagement’ School Climate and Post Secondary Opportunities Education Policy Celebrating #MiEDChamp Stories Pushed by COVID, Trailblazing […]

Celebrating #MiEdChamp Stories

Every day and especially during the most challenging times, MEA members step up in unprecedented ways to be champions for public education. You protect safety, promote learning, innovate, improvise, and adapt to a changing and challenging landscape. You remain creative and unstoppable forces for good, always true to our mission of providing students the education […]