Posted on 03/23/15 at 12:00pm

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recognized 15 high-performing Reward schools at the 2015 AdvanceED Michigan/MDE Spring School Improvement Conference where they also presented their best practices. Reward schools are in the top 5 percent of schools on MDE’s annual Top-to-Bottom ranking.

Posted on 03/23/15 at 12:01pm

There is a push on for the next two weeks to ensure that reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is done right this time. It's expected that the Senate will take up the ESEA on April 14.

Posted on 03/17/15 at 11:29am

The Safe Roads Yes! campaign has released its third ad in support of Proposal 1. The ad continues the theme that Michigan roads are hazardous with a first-hand account of what happened when a piece of road went flying through a driver’s windshield. Take a look at the ad to see the latest reason why Proposal 1 deserves a “yes” vote on May 5.

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 03/25/15 at 1:20pm

The ice has melted and the roads are worse.

Michigan’s deteriorating roads and bridges pose a serious safety threat to drivers. Crater-size potholes are responsible for extensive damage to our automobiles.

Posted on 03/09/15 at 3:12pm

More Michigan students are graduating from high school on time, according to the state's Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI). The 2013-14 high school graduation rate was 78.58 percent, which is an increase of 1.6 percentage points over last year. 

70th House District Mike Huckleberry


Recommended 4-11-12         Regular Recommendation


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


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.

54th House District David Rutledge


Type of recommendation:  Continuing


David Rutledge                                  

Cell Phone:  734 646-5954

Web site:


53rd House District Jeff Irwin



Recommended 6-18-12

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Jeff Irwin                                                     

Cell Phone  734 834-7152

Web Site:


52nd House District Gretchen Driskell



Recommended 6-18-12

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Gretchen Driskell                                           

Cell Phone 734 255-2707

Business Phone 734-707-7150

Web site:


49th House District Jim Ananich


Recommended 5-19-12         Continuing Recommendation                     


Jim Ananich

Telephone:  810 239-8680                             

49th House District

Recommendation Type: 


46th House District Daniel Sargent



Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Daniel Sargent                                               

Cell phone:  248 462-2584


Public education is the foundation of preparing locally in order that Michigan can compete globally in the 21st Century.

45th House District Joanna Van Raaphorst


Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Joanna Raaphorst      

Cell phone:  248 770-6867



37th House District Vicki Barnett


Recommended  3-13-12 Continuing Recommendation

Vicki Barnett                                                  

Mobile Phone 248 227-0945

Campaign Phone:  248 933-8683

Web Site:


“Vicki supports MEA positions on all issues listed on the candidate questionnaire.”

103rd House District Lon Johnson


Recommended 6-7-12 Regular Recommendation


Lon Johnson

Cell Phone:  231 384-2712                             

Web Site:


Friends of Lon Johnson

PO Box 115 Grayling, MI 49738

Campaign Manager Giles Tucker