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NEA’s Cat-a-Van Reading Tour hits Detroit to promote reading

Straight from Who-ville, students at Roosevelt Elementary School in Livonia and Vandenberg Elementary School in Southfield got some Seuss-style reading inspiration when they were paid a special visit by the famous feline, the Cat in the Hat, as part on NEA’s Read Across America Cat-a-Van Reading Tour. Designed to get kids excited about reading and sponsored by the National Education Association and Delta Dental of Michigan, NEA’s Cat-a-Van Reading Tour hit the road on February 24 and will conclude on March 14.

Cat-a-Van reading tour coming to Michigan for Read Across America

The Cat in the Hat is back in Michigan! This year, three schools will be stops on the Cat-a-Van reading tour on March 3 and 4. Again, the Read Across America celebration is a partnership between NEA and Delta Dental of Michigan.

Read Across America Day - March 3, 2014

NEA’s Read Across America Day on March 3 is more than just a one-day celebration of reading on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. It’s an opportunity to focus on an initiative that promotes reading every day. It is also another opportunity to recognize your efforts in making public schools great for every Michigan child.

Members-Only eDues site now available

Thank you for your patience as we made sure the new eDues site was ready for you to access easily and safely. The site is now available. Again, thank your for your patience and your continued support of MEA.

NEA launches Common Core lesson-sharing website

Could you use more than 3,000 classroom-ready lessons created by Master Teachers and built entirely for the Common Core State Standards? NEA's new website, cc.betterlesson.com, can deliver them to you. 

CMU ranked first in online bachelor’s programs; third in education master’s

According to a U.S. News & World Report which ranked the best online programs of 2014, Central Michigan University (CMU) ranked first in online bachelor’s programs and tied for third for its education master’s program. Its online graduate business program ranked 17th. Last year, Central was number 39 in the online bachelor’s rankings.

Good news for the new year

A recent arbitrator decision regarding the payroll deduction of dues and a Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) ruling on ULP charges against Taylor Public Schools and AFT-Michigan both clarify issues that arose over the December 2012 passage of right-to-work legislation. The two decisions are significant developments.

MEA members get free and discounted life insurance

It pays to plan ahead -- and MEA members don’t have to pay much to do just that.

Every MEA member is eligible for free life insurance through NEA Member Benefits, as well as deep discounts on group term and individual life insurance plans through MEA Financial Services.

MEA members have access to employee rights experts

One of the biggest advantages of MEA membership is the service provided directly to members by MEA’s local UniServ directors.

These highly trained professional labor relations consultants help teachers, education support professionals and higher education employees access a wide variety of services available only to members.

MEA helps members with state and national certification issues

By law, Michigan public school districts can only employ teachers who have a valid teaching certificate for an instructional assignment.

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