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.

54th House District David Rutledge

 

Type of recommendation:  Continuing

Democrat

David Rutledge                                  

Cell Phone:  734 646-5954

Web site:         www.rutledgenow.com

Email:              repdavidrutledge@gmail.com

53rd House District Jeff Irwin

 

Democrat

Recommended 6-18-12

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Jeff Irwin                                                     

Cell Phone  734 834-7152

Web Site:      www.voteirwin.com

Email:             jeffmirwin@gmail.com

52nd House District Gretchen Driskell

 

Democrat

Recommended 6-18-12

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Gretchen Driskell                                           

Cell Phone 734 255-2707

Business Phone 734-707-7150

Web site:   www.votegretchen.com

Email:   Gretchen@votegretchen.com

49th House District Jim Ananich

 

Recommended 5-19-12         Continuing Recommendation                     

Democrat

Jim Ananich

Telephone:  810 239-8680                             

49th House District

Recommendation Type: 

Continuing

46th House District Daniel Sargent

 

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Daniel Sargent                                               

Cell phone:  248 462-2584

Website:  www.DanSargentforStateRep.com

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

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Joanna Raaphorst      

Cell phone:  248 770-6867

Website: www.joannaforrochester.com

Email:  Joanna.vanraaphorst@gmail.com

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:  www.electvickibarnett.com

Email:  v1barnette@aol.com

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

103rd House District Lon Johnson

 

Recommended 6-7-12 Regular Recommendation

Democrat

Lon Johnson

Cell Phone:  231 384-2712                             

Web Site:  www.lonjohnson.com

Email:  Lon@lonJohnson.com

Friends of Lon Johnson

PO Box 115 Grayling, MI 49738

Campaign Manager Giles Tucker

95th House District Stacy Erwin Oakes

 

Recommended 3-19-12 Continuing Recommendation

Democrat

Stacy Erwin Oakes     

Mobile Phone: 989 372-0559

Email:  Stacyerwinoakes@house.mi.gov

Web site:         www.Stacyerwinoakes.com

Campaign email:        erwinoakes4staterep@gmail.com

94th House District Judith Lincoln

Recommended  5-21-12        Regular Recommendation

Judith Lincoln Democrat

Cell phone:   989 274-1581

Web Site address:   www.JudithLincoln.com

Email:  judi@judithlincoln.com

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