Posted on 05/26/15 at 12:45pm

Three out of 10 K-12 students failed all of their online courses last year and more than 50 percent failed at least one of their virtual classes, according to Michigan Virtual University (MVU). In the 2013-14 school year, 76,122 students took online classes. 

Posted on 05/26/15 at 12:56pm

With national opposition to the overuse of standardized testing increasing, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) consortium is cutting 90 minutes off its 11-hour-long assessment. It has also decided to start the testing period later in the school year. PARCC’s tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Posted on 05/18/15 at 3:02pm

Michigan ranks 29th when it comes to the number of high schools earning gold and silver medals according to U.S. News and World Report. Out of 834 eligible high schools, Michigan has 10 gold medal high schools and 68 silver medal schools. 

Posted on 05/11/15 at 3:02pm

If you’re a local president looking for guidance and support, there’s still time to get the training you and your local need through the 2015-16 Local Presidents Academy (LPA). The deadline has been extended to June 15 and all local presidents—new, experienced, EA, ESP, higher ed, with or without release time—can benefit from the program at little or no cost to participants or to the local.

Posted on 05/11/15 at 3:04pm

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is hosting the last in a series of webinars featuring models of Personalized Learning on May 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. Nicholas Provenzono, a Grosse Pointe Public Schools teacher and MEA member, will be presenting “Creating a Genius in Every Hour.”

Posted on 05/18/15 at 12:10pm

Since 1852, when 20 teachers came together in Ypsilanti to form what would eventually become the MEA, public school employees have joined together to win and protect basic rights that help ensure they are treated with the fairness, respect and dignity they’ve earned. 

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.

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

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