Newsroom

Expansion of Failed EAA a Bad Idea

EAST LANSING, Mich., February 18, 2014--The following statement can be attributed to Steven Cook, President, Michigan Education Association:

“As members of the legislature consider passage of HB 4369, a bill to expand the Education Achievement Authority (EAA), they should consider the track record of this experiment with low performing schools in the city of Detroit.

Tags: 

Statement correcting misinformation in Detroit News about MEA exec as a potential State Superintendent

EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 26, 2013 — The following statement can be attributed to MEA Executive Director Gretchen Dziadosz in response to a Detroit News column this morning listing her as a potential candidate as Michigan’s next State Superintendent of Public Instruction:

Tags: 

President Steve Cook in the Detroit News: How to invest Michigan's surplus

Gov. Rick Snyder and state legislators find themselves with an unexpected surplus in the state budget this year.

Contrary to Snyder’s spin, this surplus is not the result of a booming Michigan economy. Michigan still has the second highest unemployment rate in the country, and our recovery is anemic compared to other states.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140129/OPINION01/301290007#ixzz2roCD4eut
 

Tags: 

Milken Award Winner

EAST LANSING, Mich., January 14, 2014 -- Rep. Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) will have a special guest for Gov. Snyder’s State of the State speech Thursday evening. Mark Julien, an English and Language Arts teacher at Henry Ford II High School and the 2013 Michigan recipient of the Milken Educator Award is the honored guest.

Tags: 

MEA names Nancy Knight as new Director of Communications and Public Policy

EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 7, 2014 – Nancy Knight has been named the new Director of Communications and Public Policy following the announcement of department management shifts at the Michigan Education Association (MEA). Knight has been serving as the Temporary Director of Public Affairs.

Nancy has been part of MEA’s professional staff since 1981, serving as a Communications Consultant, UniServ Director and Statewide Organizing Consultant.

Tags: 

Pages