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MEA lobbyists working proactively on positive bills to help school employees and students

​One of the many advantages of MEA membership is having an organized and powerful voice for teachers, education support professionals and higher education employees.

Six Michigan teachers chosen for elite U.S. group to build model lesson plans, help kids and educators succeed

Six Michigan teachers have been tapped to share their cutting-edge lesson plans, methods, observations and other tips with other teachers across the nation.

Troy teachers picket against unfair treatment by school district

Supreme Court yet to rule on legality of ‘retirement tax’ for school employees

It’s not yet known when — or if — MEA members will receive refunds of a “retirement tax” imposed upon them by the state Legislature.

Failure to pass state Medicaid expansion hurts Michigan students

By delaying action, the state Senate is preventing hundreds of thousands of children and their families who face daily struggles from getting the care and treatment that can help improve their lives. A lack of health care prevents students from achieving their fullest potential in the classroom.

Michigan Senate Republicans are delaying a plan to expand health care access that received wide bipartisan support in the House. A diverse coalition of groups including small businesses, consumers and seniors groups, health care professionals and advocates, and many more have repeatedly called on the Senate to pass health care expansion.

Fremont teacher builds partnership with northern Japanese city

 

Fremont Middle School teacher Loren Edwards founded the Fremont-Yahaba Friendship City Program.

A random suggestion by a friend took Fremont Middle School teacher Loren Edwards to Yahaba, Japan, in 1989 to teach English.

Senate passes legislation to dissolve Buena Vista and Inkster school districts

The state Senate narrowly passed legislation Wednesday to dissolve the Buena Vista and Inkster school districts and leave employees in those dissolved districts without jobs in the receiving districts.

Lawmakers demand Snyder put brakes on EAA expansion

State lawmakers are calling on Gov. Rick Snyder to step away from his plan to expand the Education Achievement Authority, following a series of startling revelations about the corporate-backed school district.

Education budgets go to governor’s desk for approval

The House and Senate this week passed education funding bills that provide slight increases for K-12 schools, community colleges and universities — but still fall short of providing proper funding for public education.

Education budgets go to governor’s desk for approval

The House and Senate this week passed education funding bills that provide slight increases for K-12 schools, community colleges and universities — but still fall short of providing proper funding for public education.

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