Posted on 04/10/15 at 11:09am

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has introduced a new program aimed at encouraging students in grades four to eight to get more engaged in their classrooms. The Student Inspiration Project developed from the results of a September 2014 MDE survey of students in grades four through eight which showed that while 94 percent of students said motivation is essential to a great education, only 24 percent said they felt motivated to learn.

Posted on 04/10/15 at 11:12am

Make history come alive for your high school students by giving them the chance to collaborate on determining the best course of action for a governor during an actual historical event. "The Governor's Decision Room," presented through the Michigan Historical Center, can help you do that.

Posted on 03/30/15 at 9:33am

The two vendors who are currently administering the 2015 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) assessments won a three-year contract to continue their work. Data Recognition Corporation, a Minnesota-based company, and North Carolina-based Measurement, Inc. were awarded the contract by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB). 

Posted on 03/25/15 at 10:10am

The Center for Michigan, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, is collecting feedback from Michigan citizens about the Michigan workforce experience through an online surveyThey’re specifically looking for information from educators like you about career navigation.

Posted on 03/30/15 at 9:15am

MEA is partnering with NEA, the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to sponsor the Teaching Leadership Initiative (TLI) program. If you’re an MEA member and ready to take hold of your career and learn to lead in matters of practice and policy—if you’re an MEA member eager to make a difference in your classroom, but not sure where to begin—TLI is for you.

Posted on 03/30/15 at 9:44am

According to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), there is no provision in state or federal law that allows parents to opt their children out of assessments, like the M-STEP currently being administered in schools, without it counting against their school and district’s participation rates. MDE offered its official position last week in a memo to ISD Superintendents, Local Agency Superintendents, and Public School Academy Directors.

9th House District Harvey Santana

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Harvey Santana                                              

Cell phone:  313 623-8639

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My voting record shows I am 100% supportive of public education, public schools teachers and their legal and contractual rights.

8th House District David Nathan

Type of Recommendation:   Continuing

David Nathan                                                                     

Cell phone:  313 740-8382

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No statement.

7th House District Thomas Stallworth III

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Thomas Stallworth III                         

Cell phone:  313 587-6174

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6th House District Rashida Tlaib



Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Rashida Tlaib                                     

Cell Phone:  313 550-8222

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5th House District Fred Durhal

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Fred Durhal                                                                

Cell Phone:  313 878-6599

Business Phone:  313 399-6651

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1st House District Brian Banks

Recommendation Type:  Regular

Brian Banks

PO Box 15644

Detroit MI

Phone:  313 346-5390

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35th House District Rudy Hobbs


Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Rudy Hobbs                                                    

Cell phone:  248 470-3450



31st House District Marilyn Lane

Recommended 5-7-12 Continuing Recommendation

Marilyn Lane   Democrat                                           

Cell Phone 586 484-1636


28th House District Jon Switalski


Recommended 5-21-12 Continuing Recommendation

Jon Switalski                                       

31705 Forest Lane, Warren MI 48903

Cell phone 586 201-8077




25th House District Henry Yanez

Recommended 5-21-12         Regular Recommendation

Henry Yanez, (D)         Democrat

14052 Bery, Sterling Heights 48311

Cell phone: 586 321-3058

Home Phone:  586 933-2280

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