It took four years to change the way Michigan teachers are evaluated and enact true education reform for teachers and students

On November 5, 2015, Governor Snyder signed PA 173—the new law that establishes the process for evaluating teachers and administrators. It represents a compromise involving 40 different education stakeholders, and does contain many of the recommendations offered by the Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness (MCEE), along with the suggestions and ideas of MEA members across the state who participated in pilot evaluation programs.  

ESSA on track for Senate action, Obama signature

The U.S. Senate is expected to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) today with the bill moving Thursday to President Obama’s desk for his signature. Last week the House passed the rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on a 359-64 vote. ESSA represents a dramatic shift for education in this country.