Posted on 04/27/15 at 4:10pm

Deborah Loewenberg Ball is the dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan. A former math teacher, she is a nationally recognized expert on teacher education and was chair of the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE) charged with creating a statewide teacher evaluation system.

Posted on 04/27/15 at 4:11pm

Waterford child care workers, custodians, bus drivers, bus driver aides and maintenance employees are being threatened with privatization. You can show support for them at a rally and school board meeting on Thursday, May 7.

Posted on 04/27/15 at 4:12pm

Tuesday, May 5, is Teacher Day/School Family Day when schools and communities pay tribute to the lasting contributions all school employees make to public education. It’s part of a week-long celebration honoring educators.

Posted on 04/28/15 at 2:53pm

Charter schools in urban areas don’t generate better outcomes than traditional public schools according to Andrew Maul, assistant professor at the University of California Santa Barbara. Maul reviewed the Urban Charter School Study  done by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University which states “charter schools in urban environments provide a slightly greater test score advantage than those in non-urban environments.

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.

103rd House District Lon Johnson


Recommended 6-7-12 Regular Recommendation


Lon Johnson

Cell Phone:  231 384-2712                             

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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


Stacy Erwin Oakes     

Mobile Phone: 989 372-0559


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94th House District Judith Lincoln

Recommended  5-21-12        Regular Recommendation

Judith Lincoln Democrat

Cell phone:   989 274-1581

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92nd House District Marcia Hovey-Wright



Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Marcia Hovey-Wright                                    

Cell phone:  231-740-8492

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91st House District Collene Lamonte



Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Collene Lamonte                                            

Cell phone:  231 301-0421



81st House District Patrick Phelan

Recommended 5-31-12         Regular Recommendation

Patrick Phelan


Business phone:  586 726-1234

mobile phone  586-206-6611.

76th House District Winnie Brinks



Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Winnie Brinks                         

Cell phone:  616 821-1836

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106th House District Ken Hubbard


Type of recommendation:  Regular


Ken Hubbard                              

(989) 356-3269

32nd House District Sheri Smith


Recommended 5-29-12


Sheri Smith                                                     

Telephone 586 747-9621

29th House District Tim Greimel


Type of Recommendation:  Continuing


Tim Greimel                                                   

Cell phone:  248 425-7525

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