Michigan Education Association

Archived Press Releases

July 2, 2010 - MEA and NEA praise Rep. Gary Peters for speaking up for education and students

June 10, 2010 - Critical list

May 28, 2010 - Michigan Education Association recommends Bernero for Governor

May 14, 2010 - Retirement bill fails Michigan students and school employees

May 10, 2010 - Michigan Education Association signs on to Race to the Top

May 3, 2010 - Kalamazoo Central High School Wins Commencement Challenge

May 3, 2010 - Critical list

April 23, 2010 - Teachers and school employees launch ‘punching bags’ TV ad at Capitol rally

April 21, 2010 - Harkin bill would provide relief for education jobs being cut across country

April 15, 2010 - Michigan Senate violates no tax pledge

April 14, 2010 - Millions of public school children to be affected by educator layoffs;
At least 125,000 educators expecting pink slips

March 4, 2010 - Landmark study finds some highly touted Michigan tax incentive programs ineffective

Related: Full Anderson Economic Group report on tax incentive effectiveness

March 2, 2010 - Michigan Reads: 10,000 books in just two months!

February 16, 2010 - Critical list

January 6, 2010 - Agreement reached for reasonable extension on Race to the Top deadline

January 4, 2010 - Lack of final Race to the Top plan jeopardizes funds

Related: Joint Race to the Top letter

December 21, 2009 - Joint statement from MEA President Iris K. Salters and AFT-Michigan President David Hecker on Race to the Top legislation

December 7, 2009 - School reform not black and white

Related: EPIC-MRA Press Release: Voters leery of strings attached to Race to the Top funds

November 4, 2009 - Michigan voters say yes to funding schools

October 23, 2009 - More Cuts to Classrooms as Budget Outlook Worsens

October 23, 2009 - Critical list

October 20, 2009 - Further cuts to K-12 budget highlight need for reform

October 16, 2009 - Legislature Pulls Bait and Switch on State’s K-12 Students

October 7, 2009 - Flint teachers seek injunction

October 1, 2009 - Michigan students, schools remain in budget limbo

September 29, 2009 - Flint teachers file ULP against school district for health care imposition

September 9, 2009 - Legislature sends students back to school with uncertain future

August 13, 2009 - Evidence shows schools pay less for health insurance

July 30, 2009 - Proposal to “fast track” more teachers a disservice to students

July 23, 2009 - Critical list

July 15, 2009 - Dillon health care plan: numbers don’t add up

July 14, 2009 - MEA commends President Obama for strong stand for community colleges, students

June 17, 2009 - Critical list

June 16, 2009 - MEA Summer Hours

June 4, 2009 - Critical list

May 14, 2009 - Michigan’s Business Tax Incentives: ‘Some work, others don’t’

Related documents: Full report from Anderson Economic Group.

May 5, 2009 - Celebrate National Teacher Day/School Family Day

April 28, 2009 - MEA statement on education reform bills

April 14, 2009 - MEA calls on Legislature to reject flawed charter school report

March 25, 2009 - School Employee Retirement Stimulus legislation stalls

March 20, 2009 - Grand Rapids woman wins MEA’s Leon A. Brunner Award 

March 17, 2009 - MEA denounces Senate’s irresponsible property tax cut

March 17, 2009 - From digital storybooks to graphic design

March 10, 2009 - Pontiac layoffs go against president’s plan

March 9, 2009 - Michigan Education Association praises renowned expert’s push to address “outside the classroom” obstacles

March 5, 2009 - MEA response to insensitive and undemocratic comments by MASB Executive Director Kathy Hayes

Press release from Progress Michigan: Groups Support MEA in Defending Voters’ Rights

March 4, 2009 - A semi truck filled with food

Feb. 26, 2009 - Critical list

Feb. 4, 2009 - Investment in education is a bright spot in governor’s State of the State address

Feb. 3, 2009 - MEA/MIRS/Fox 2/ To Sponsor “Michigan Leadership Forum" Friday

Jan. 28, 2009 - Retirement proposal would plug $410 million hole in school budget (includes images available for download)

Jan. 13, 2009 - Critical list

Jan. 9, 2009 - MEA members win big in case against Dean Transportation

Dec. 10, 2008 - Critical list

Dec. 5, 2008 - MEA Excellence Awards honor outstanding teachers

Dec. 2, 2008 - MEA members reach out, teaching lessons beyond the classroom

Nov. 20, 2008 - 84,000 jobs unfilled due to lack of qualified candidates

Nov. 17, 2008 - Critical list

Nov. 11, 2008 - Southfield public school employees rally to shine light

Nov. 5, 2008 - MEA-recommended candidates win — School employees instrumental in 93 election victories

Nov. 5, 2008 - Critical list

October 30, 2008 - Bay City political rally to focus on Michigan’s students and schools

October 20, 2008 - Community action critical to dropout prevention (PDF)

Oct. 20, 2008 - Critical list

Oct. 9, 2008 - Critical list

Oct. 1, 2008 - Waterford school board president, district misinform public

Sept. 19, 2008 - Critical list

Sept. 4, 2008 - Critical list

 

 

Updated: November 5, 2010 10:00 AM