MEA launches ‘Voices from the Front Lines’ website to collect policy ideas from school employees

At a time when Lansing politicians are considering numerous “reforms” affecting public education, people need to hear from school employees. After all, Michigan teachers and education support professionals are on the front lines of education, making them the state’s leading experts on education policy.

MEA members to exercise their right to vote in region elections

One of the many exclusive benefits enjoyed only by MEA members is the right to vote for contacts and officers at the local, state and national levels.

Deadline is Friday to register for MEA ESP conference

Friday, Feb. 22 is the deadline to register for the MEA 2013 Statewide ESP Conference. The conference will be held March 15-16 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bay City.

MEA Human Rights & Excellence Award nomination due Friday

Friday is the deadline to nominate a fellow school employee for the 2013 MEA Awards for Human Rights & Excellence. Download a Nomination form.

Michigan citizens want more support for educators, survey says

Three-quarters of Michiganders say providing stronger support for educators is "critical" or "important" if the state is to improve student learning.

Letters on school safety

Fewer than 14 years after the Columbine tragedy, the events last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., have once again brought school violence into the national discussion. MEA Voice is seeking letters to the editor from MEA members on the topic of school safety.

President Cook: Politicians' 'shameful' actions will not be forgotten

MEA President Steve Cook said in a media statement Wednesday that Gov. Rick Snyder and the Legislature's "shameful" actions in passing so-called right-to-work legislation "will not be forgotten."

Newspaper editorials: Don't rush drastic education reforms

Over the weekend, two Michigan newspapers editorialized against policymakers rushing drastic education reforms.

Legislature considering school voucher bills during lame duck

In the final weeks of the legislative session, state lawmakers are considering bills that would strip away local communities’ ability to guide education policy, by creating a statewide "takeover district."

CEOs return in new MEA Web video

Today, MEA is launching an online video sequel to the popular 2011 “Kids not CEOs.” The infamous CEOs are back again in this new video—this time going up against middle-school football players in a lopsided gridiron matchup. Take a look at