Historical Society launches new magazine, website for 3rd, 4th graders

History for Kids, a new history magazine from the Historical Society of Michigan, is aimed at children in third and fourth grades where state history is taught. Along with the website,www.michigankids.org, the magazine serves as a supplement to students’ history textbooks. The magazine and website incorporate Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations.  

MEA statement in response to MERC decision on resignation window case

EAST LANSING, Mich., September 16, 2015 – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook in response to today’s decision by the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) on the resignation window case:

“MEA strongly disagrees with MERC’s ruling, but expect it to have little impact on our membership.  When the written decision is available, we will be reviewing it to determine our next steps, which may include appealing the decision to the courts. 


The Golden Rule is the theme for 2015 Michigan Reads! book choice

“Do Unto Otters,” by Michigan author Laurie Keller, is the featured title of the 2015 “Michigan Reads! One State, One Children’s Book” program. The Library of Michigan coordinates the program that is devoted to increasing early childhood literacy and reading. The program’s official launch is Sept. 15 at Grand Ledge’s Beagle Elementary School.