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.

22nd House District Harold Haugh

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Harold Haugh                                                 

Home phone:  586 296-6350

Cell phone:  586 203-7881

Web site:  www.haroldhaugh.com

Email:  haroldhaugh@wowway.com

21st House District Dian Slavens

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Dian Slavens                                                   

Cell phone:  734 612-6974

Website:  www.DianSlavens.com

Email:  FriendsofDian@gmail.com

18th House District Sarah Roberts

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Sarah Roberts

Cell phone:  586 909-6820

Email:  sarahroberts24@yahoo.com

15th House District George T. Darany

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

George Darany                                  

Cell phone:  313 980-7700

Web site:  www.georgedarany.com

Email:  imdearborn@sbcglobal.net

13th House District Andrew Kandrevas

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Andrew Kandrevas                                                     

15466 Drake,

Southgate, MI 48195

Cell phone:  734 752-9486

Email:  ajkandrevas@gmail.com

No statement.

82nd House District John Nugent

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

John Nugent

Cell phone:  248 515-9939

Business phone:  810 882-1005

Web site:         electjohnnugent.com

Email:              electjohnnugent@gmail.com

98th House District Joan Brausch

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Joan Brausch                                                      

Cell phone:   989 600-0258

Web site:         www.brauschforhouse.com

Email:              brauschforhouse@gmail.com

74th House District Rob VerHeulen

 

Recommended 5-22-12         Regular Recommnendation

Rob VerHeulen

Republican

Cell Phone:  616 826-6320

Web Site:         www.voteverheulen.com

Email:  contact@voteverheulen.com

Statement:

70th House District Mike Huckleberry

 

Recommended 4-11-12         Regular Recommendation

Democrat

Mike Huckleberry                  

Cell Phone       616 894-1603

Business Phone:          616 754-0558

Campaign Manager:   Time Rend

                                    7333 W. Karner Dr.

                                    Greenville MI 48838

Phone:                         616 894-5252

57th House District Jim Berryman

 

Recommended 3-12-12         Regular Recommendation

Democrat

Jim Berryman                                                 

Cell phone:  517 902-8330

I agree with the mission statement of the MEA:  The mission of the MEA is to ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our member are of the highest quality.

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