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Former MDP Chair Mark Brewer wins 2013 MEA Distinguished Service Award

Former Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer received the 2013 MEA Distinguished Service Award at Friday’s MEA Representative Assembly in Lansing.

A “proud product of public education,” former Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer received the 2013 MEA Distinguished Service Award at Friday’s MEA Representative Assembly in Lansing.

House Dems’ budget would restore $574 million to Pre-K-12, higher education

Michigan House Democrats have proposed major increases in public education funding.

The Michigan House Democrats’ budget, released this week, proposes to increase pre-K-12 funding by $537 million and higher education funding by $37.5 million, while providing three-quarters of a billion dollars in tax relief for middle-class families.

Judge orders Ferris State board to explain why it voted against its own contract proposal

BIG RAPIDS, Mich., March 21, 2013 — A state administrative law judge has ordered the Ferris State University Board of Trustees to explain why it voted to reject its own contract proposal with the Ferris Faculty Association, which represents employees at the university.

New study tracks bullyings impact into adulthood

In one of the first long-term studies tracking the effects of bullying, Duke University researchers have found that bullied children grow into adults who are at increased risk of anxiety disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts. In addition, bullies who had not been victimized themselves were four times more likely to have antisocial personality disorder.

New study tracks bullying’s impact into adulthood

In one of the first long-term studies tracking the effects of bullying, Duke University researchers have found that bullied children grow into adults who are at increased risk of anxiety disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts. In addition, bullies who had not been victimized themselves were four times more likely to have antisocial personality disorder.

New study tracks bullying’s impact into adulthood

In one of the first long-term studies tracking the effects of bullying, Duke University researchers have found that bullied children grow into adults who are at increased risk of anxiety disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts. In addition, bullies who had not been victimized themselves were four times more likely to have antisocial personality disorder.

"Real State of Our State" tour coming to Lansing, Detroit and Flint

The Michigan House Democrats are continuing their listening tour throughout Michigan to garner input from citizens on ways improve public education in the face of continued political attacks against teachers and education support staff.

Student video contest highlights Senate Dems’ Michigan 2020 Plan

Voting is now open for the Michigan Senate Democrats’ #mi2020 Scholarship Competition, and 34 high school students from across the state have submitted video entries for this year’s contest.

A big ‘thank you’ to MEA members from the Pontiac EA

MEA members from across Michigan stepped up to help the students and educators of the Pontiac School District. In response to a critical school supply shortage caused by education funding cuts, MEA coordinated the donation and delivery on Feb. 16 of more than $12,000 in cash and gift cards, as well as thousands of dollars more in school supplies.

StudentsFirst lobbyist testifies in Lansing on same day academic review slams group’s ‘state report card’ on education

An academic review out Wednesday criticizes StudentsFirst for grading state education policies based on ideology and not hard research – the same day former state Rep. Tim Melton, now a lobbyist for the advocacy group, testified before the Michigan House Education Committee and advocated for test-based teacher evaluations.

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