Jessyca Matthews, a Flint high school teacher, is among seven finalists to become NEA’s 2017 Social Justice Activist of the Year – and you can help her win by voting!
Bus aides in Grand Rapids concerned about working conditions and a lack of job training have secured union representation for the first time with a unanimous vote to join the transportation unit of the Grand Rapids Education Support Professionals Association.
Public education advocates need to speak up and share their stories wherever they can – with friends, family, and acquaintances; in public forums and political arenas – and they need to start now, according to business executive Jamie Vollmer, a public schools critic-turned-champion. The former business executive keynoted an NEA-sponsored “Listening and Engagement Tour” run…
A national campaign to rally supporters of public education kicked off in Dearborn this week, a location chosen by organizers to draw attention to the damage caused in Michigan by the destructive policies of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
The highlight of Tuesday’s event at Edsel Ford High School were plans to coordinate a nationwide day of action on May 1, expected to attract more than 100,000 people at more than 2,000 schools in 200 cities across the U.S.
The national campaign calling for investment in public education – “Build Schools, Not Walls” – is being jointly coordinated by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, a coalition that includes NEA and AFT in addition to other parent and education groups.
MEA member Joe Dombrowski is such a huge Ellen DeGeneres fan that he says he blacked out mentally while appearing on her show last week and couldn’t remember exactly what he said during the interview. But when he watched a tape of his segment on last Friday’s The Ellen Show, he was amazed to see her…
State House and Senate budget proposals released this week contain important differences in education spending compared to Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan released in February. Now negotiations begin to hammer out a final budget by sometime in June.
Elizabeth and Jeffrey Symons teach severely emotionally impaired students at Flint’s Whaley Children’s Center, helping young people from K-12 learn while also recovering from traumas experienced during their young lives.
Over the weekend, the educators received some healing of their own.