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Congratulations to Election 2022 Winners!

MEA would like to congratulate the hundreds of friends of public education who won their elections on Nov. 8.   We look forward to working with lawmakers to ensure every Michigan student gets the great public education they deserve! The following MEA recommended candidates were successful in Election 2022 (* denotes MEA member): Statewide (15 wins out of 16 recommendations): Governor…

MEA announces candidate recommendations for November general election

EAST LANSING — With absentee ballots for November’s general election going out this week, MEA is proud to announce candidates who have earned the recommendation of MEA members through the union’s Screening & Recommendation process. The process, which looks at candidates’ positions on education and labor issues, is decided by MEA members who serve on S&R committees, based on policies…

Statement from MEA President on Election 2022 victories

EAST LANSING — The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart on Tuesday’s election victories by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other friends of public education: “Today is a great day for educators, students and parents across Michigan. Our fellow Michiganders turned out in huge numbers for a midterm to re-elect Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin…

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Labor Voices: Next Tuesday’s election will decide the future of Michigan schools

After nearly three years of a pandemic, school closures, virtual learning, severe educator shortages and a student mental health crisis, it should surprise no one that test scores are down. The National Assessment of Education Progress scores, released last week, show a decline in math and reading scores across almost every demographic. While standardized test scores are an inadequate measure…

Applications to open for brand new Fellowships for Future Educators, Stipends for Student Teachers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today that applications for $10,000 scholarships for up to 2,500 future Michigan educators and $9,600 payments for student teachers will open on Monday, Oct. 31. The innovative programs, included in the state education budget signed by Whitmer in July, aim to lower the cost of higher education so the state can train and hire more qualified…

New Michigan Achievement Scholarship hailed as a “game changer”

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed bipartisan legislation to deliver $250 million to ease the financial burden on young Michiganders pursuing higher education. The bill creates the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, which will lower tuition costs by up to $5,500 per year for college and occupational training students, reducing the need to take out excessive loans. This move, which was praised…

Learn more about new Future Educator Fellowship

The MI Future Educator Fellowship — a groundbreaking new program to provide $10,000 scholarships to 2,500 future educators in Michigan every year — is not open for applications yet. But the state has put out a new FAQ and a sign-up form to be notified when the application opens. To be eligible, students must file a Free Application for Federal…

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