The latest legislative assault on retirement was launched on Thursday in the form of Senate Bill 1040. The bill makes sweeping changes to limit the pension benefits received by employees while increasing the out-of-pocket costs for both active and retired members.
Questionable legislative tactics moved HB 4246 through the Legislature and made the bill law today with Gov. Snyder's signature. The Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) was set to meet today to deal with the University of Michigan graduate research assistants' petition to unionize.
The Education section of the Huffington Post is looking for videos from educators detailing the moment they knew they could inspire others--whether it’s teacher to student, mentor to mentee or friend to friend.
It’s been our message all along—to ensure student success and to turn around struggling schools, the education community has to work together. And right here in Michigan, Romulus Middle Schools is proof of that.
Despite the warnings that Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) scores released publicly last week would be drastically impacted by a new grading scale, state Department of Education (MDE) officials are now saying that Michigan elementary and middle school students showed improvement in their math and reading scores.