Yesterday, Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate launched a bold plan to relieve tax burdens on families, seniors and individuals. “Blueprint for Michigan’s Families” would restore nearly $1 billion in tax credits lost in Gov. Snyder’s 2011 tax shift from the middle class, seniors and working families to the $2 billion in tax breaks for big corporations.
Kerry Shadbolt, a Williamston High School art teacher for the past eight years, and MEA member, has been named the state Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA), a professional organization for school art instructors. Each year, MEA partners with the group in presenting the annual Art Acquisition Purchase Exhibition.
Melody Arabo, last year’s Michigan Teacher of the Year and an MEA member, was selected as a Lead Fellow for the America Achieves Michigan Educator Fellowship. Arabo is a teacher at Walled Lake’s Keith Elementary; she is one of 100 fellows selected from Michigan.