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State Board wants schools to reduce number of suspensions, expulsions

The State Board of Education (SBE) wants schools districts to review their zero tolerance policies on suspensions and expulsions in an effort to reduce the number of times they are used to discipline students for minor problems.

You may not recognize the new SAT

The last major changes to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) came in 2005, but now the SAT to be released in spring 2016 will undergo major changes according to the College Board. 

NEA adjusts its support on Common Core until implementation issues resolved

After listening to educators across the country, the National Education Association (NEA) is adjusting its support of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) until teachers have had the opportunity to share their expertise and advice on its implementation. As a result, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel is asking states and lawmakers to also make a "course correction" and "follow and implement educator's common sense recommendations to get implementation of CCSS on track."

EDEX 2.0—You’re invited to apply

For 20 years, through their Education Excellence Awards, the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) and SET SEG Foundation has been recognizing programs in Michigan’s local and intermediate public school districts that positively reflect the innovative spirit in today’s schools and measurably improve student achievement.

How to take charge of change

MEA members are encouraged to attend MEA’s 2014 Bargaining, Public Affairs & Professional Issues Conference, which will be held Feb. 6-7 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

School employees mourn slain colleagues

​MEA members are mourning the loss of two colleagues who were murdered in separate tragedies last week.

Almost half of Michigan students are from low-income families, study shows

Nearly half of Michigan’s public school students live in low-income households, according to a new report released by the Southern Education Foundation.

Bill would require all school employees to report child abuse to authorities

Education support professionals, coaches and anyone else employed by a school would be required to report suspected child abuse under a bill being considered by the Michigan House of Representatives.

MEA backs legislation requiring schools to carry life-saving ‘EpiPens’

MEA supports legislation introduced in the state House that would require all Michigan schools to have epinephrine devices, also known as “EpiPens,” on hand to provide emergency treatment to students with allergies.

Grand Ledge teacher and football coach helps students honor fallen Michigan soldiers

As a social studies and history teacher in Grand Ledge Public Schools, Matt Bird understands the importance of honoring the sacrifices of those who put their lives on the line for our country.

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