Despite obstacles, Vance DeCamp won’t stop running

Former Fowlerville Community Schools teacher Vance DeCamp lost his Williamston home in October 2005 after a tornado ripped through his house, tearing the roof off and leaving a wall crumbled upon the same bed where he’d been sleeping just 10 seconds earlier.

Late Lansing Everett High athletic director posthumously receives first ‘Building Leaders’ award

Cindy Short

Cindy Short, the late athletic director at Lansing Everett High School, recently received the first “Building Leaders” award, given to her posthumously by WVFN-AM’s “The Drive with Jack Ebling.”

The “Building Leaders” award, recognizing Mid-Michigan school employees who have gone above and beyond to help students and athletes, is co-sponsored by MEA and Home Management Company. The award showcases outstanding educators and coaches whose leadership has inspired students on and off the field. 

State education cuts help drive financial emergency in Pontiac School District

The Pontiac School District faces a state takeover after a review team on Friday found the district to be in a financial emergency.

Have a problem loading MyDeals Mobile App? Here’s your solution!

In the most recent MEA Voice magazine, many MEA members read about our new MyDeals Mobile App, which allows you to search for local members-only deals using your mobile phone.

274 Michigan school employees attend NEA Representative Assembly

Stephanie Sepko, a student delegate from Wayne State University, at the NEA Representative Assembly in Atlanta.

Nearly 9,000 school employees from across the nation — including 274 from Michigan — came together to share ideas and set policy at the 2013 NEA Representative Assembly, held July 1-6 in Atlanta.

NEA launches Master Teacher contest; application deadline is July 15

High school math teacher Amanda Hathaway helps students understand linear inequalities by applying them to real world situations, and what could be more real world for students than iTunes?

Capitol rally draws school employees, parents and students

MEA members from across the state attended a rally Wednesday in Lansing organized by Save Michigan’s Public Schools.

The chant of “kids come first” rolled across the Capitol lawn in Lansing on Wednesday as school employees, parents, students and policymakers converged for the “Save Michigan’s Public Schools” rally.

Algonac Community Schools privatizes bus drivers’ jobs

Despite widespread opposition from local residents, the Algonac Community Schools Board of Education voted Thursday to privatize its transportation services, eliminating the jobs of about a dozen local bus drivers.

MEA will appeal state ruling that claims school secretaries not protected from outsourcing

Attorneys for MEA and the Reese Professional Support Personnel Association will appeal a recent ruling by a state commission that claims school secretaries are non-instructional employees and thus do not have the right to bargain over decisions to privatize their jobs.

Could teacher ratings be scrapped?

The chairwoman of the state council charged with developing a system for evaluating educators said Friday she’s skeptical of policies that rate teachers in one of four categories.