From newspaper editorial pages, to social media hashtags and MEA’s petition drive, our members are raising their voices against calls by President Donald Trump to arm teachers – especially given that such a proposal has already passed the state Senate in Michigan.Details
When it comes to Michigan’s new third grade reading law, which set down instructional and reporting mandates for K-3 schools and classrooms to launch beginning last fall, lawmakers and educators have some areas of consensus. Parent involvement in their children’s education is good. A team approach among educators is helpful. Training teachers in best practices…Details
There was a time when MEA member Gale Tosto was afraid to speak up about injustice. But two weeks ago, when devastating U.S. immigration policies reached into her first-grade classroom in Berkley, Tosto and a parent/teacher/friend did more than raise their voices.Details
One cool thing lead to another for MEA member Shawn Murphy and his National Honor Society students when he was planning the group’s biannual trip to Chicago.Details
The 2019 AEM Professional Development Conference announcement is now available for download.
The conference will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at MEA Headquarters in East Lansing.
Contact Rebbecca Ernst at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-333-6250 with questions.
Last August, MEA member Bob Cindric went on a church mission trip where he found as much as he gave. As a result, he returned to his school district in Michigan with an ambitious new cause.Details
Stories by Brenda Ortega MEA Voice Editor In Part Two of our year-long series chronicling the challenges and triumphs of two early career educators, we visit Brittney Norman and Zack Griffin during the time of year when the honeymoon has worn off, difficult student behaviors crop up, grades and evaluations become a factor, and exhaustion…Details
By Brenda Ortega MEA Voice Editor To say MEA member Bryan Forney has come a long way in less than five years would be a radical understatement. On Feb. 20, 2013, the former U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel was trapped in a burning helicopter on a mountain top in Thailand, both knees crushed and his…Details