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May 6-10 marks National Teacher Appreciation Week

Oprah Winfrey credits her for helping the “Queen of Talk” get to where she is today.

A veteran of three space missions, Ed Lu remembers him for teaching the NASA astronaut all about hard work and perseverance.

From heroes in space and in the sports arena, from celebrities to community leaders, from high-achieving entrepreneurs to everyday individuals, everyone has a story about the teachers who helped shape their lives, define their dreams, expand their horizons and launch their futures toward the stars.

Buena Vista teachers vote to continue working through Friday, despite not getting paid on time

 

Buena Vista teachers met Monday and decided to continue working this week, even though they learned on Friday that the district had run out of money to pay their salaries on time.

Teachers in the Buena Vista School District voted Monday to continue working this week, even though they learned on Friday that the district had run out of money to pay their salaries on time.

MEA conferences and trainings provide members with opportunities to learn, network and engage

MEA coordinates training in professional development, advocacy, member engagement, leadership, bargaining, communications and political action at its two major conferences: the Bargaining and Public Affairs Conference and the Summer Leadership Conference.

MEA President Cook releases new video with important tax information for members

MEA President Steve Cook has released a new video providing tax tips for MEA members, as many Michiganders face higher tax bills due to Gov. Rick Snyder and the GOP Legislature’s tax increases on the middle class.

“As we’re busy completing our tax forms, you may have noticed something different with your state taxes: They’ve gone up as your take home pay has gone down,” Cook said. “That’s because many of the tax deductions you’ve relied on have either been eliminated or severely reduced.”

Online professional development provides MEA members with career advantage

Teachers and education support professionals who are MEA members receive free access to numerous online professional development opportunities that can help advance their careers.

Message from President Steve Cook on impacts of right-to-work -- and how we're fighting back

With the passage of so-called "right-to-work" legislation, many MEA members have been asking what this means for our union and for each of us as individuals.

Show off your creative side in the 49th Annual MEA art exhibit

MEA members are invited to submit original works of art for the 49th Annual MEA/Michigan Art Education Association Art Acquisitions Purchase Exhibition. 

Make your VOICE heard

MEA Voice is looking for member journalists to contribute to the print and online versions of the magazine.

Get a discount on education items

SmileMakers is offering education association members up to 50 percent off on products for the classroom and home, including season-themed gifts and motivational awards.

Merit Curriculum affecting graduation rates

Stricter graduation requirements established under the Michigan Merit Curriculum have led to fewer students graduating, according to a study by the Michigan Consortium for Educational Research. The Consortium is a partnership between the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the state of Michigan.

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