Yesterday evening, we received word that the State Senate would be considering a package of bills this week that would allow concealed weapons in gun-free zones like schools or churches.Details
Parent opinions are wanted on a new “school transparency dashboard” under development by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to replace the old school scorecards. The new dashboard would provide…Details
On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the long-running 3 percent case. The evening before, school employees across the state will be gathering for “Flashlight Vigils” across Michigan. Our goal is to “Shine a Light” on the case and the faces of educators who are owed more than $550 million illegally taken from them 7 years ago.Details
This week, the Michigan Department of Education announced a new round of school districts that will enter “partnership agreement” discussions to improve student achievement at priority schools, as well as…Details
EAST LANSING – The following statement can be attributed to Paula Herbart, President of the Michigan Education Association, in response to today’s announcement by the Michigan Department of Education regarding…Details
By Brenda Ortega
Never underestimate the importance of a great secretary.
I already knew that was true, but a recent interview with Joan Crampton – an office secretary at Greenfield Elementary in Birmingham Schools – confirmed it a thousand times over.
Few people know the full scope of Crampton’s job as the school’s gatekeeper, enrolling students, ordering supplies, handling the budget, operating as school nurse, coordinating substitutes, and working for the principal.Details
MEA, along with our sisters and brothers at AFT Michigan, are working on two ways for school employees to get informed and involved ahead of the Supreme Court’s Nov. 8 hearing on the long-running 3 percent lawsuit – including “flashlight vigils” to show the faces of those affected by the case.Details