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.

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 9:33am

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 03/25/15 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 03/23/15 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.

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

92nd House District Marcia Hovey-Wright

 

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Marcia Hovey-Wright                                    

Cell phone:  231-740-8492

Web site: www.electmarcia.com

Email:  info@electmarcia.com

91st House District Collene Lamonte

 

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Collene Lamonte                                            

Cell phone:  231 301-0421

Website:  www.collenlamonte.com

Email:  collenelamonte@frontier.com

81st House District Patrick Phelan

Recommended 5-31-12         Regular Recommendation

Patrick Phelan

Democrat

pphelan383@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/PatrickRPhelan

Business phone:  586 726-1234

mobile phone  586-206-6611.

76th House District Winnie Brinks

 

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Winnie Brinks                         

Cell phone:  616 821-1836

Web site:  www.winniebrinks.com

Email:  Winnie@winniebrinks.com

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