MEA member Chad Downs almost left the field of education before he started.

During his pre-student teaching at Eastern Michigan University, Downs said he couldn’t find a school or program that fit with his beliefs about education and creativity. Then an

This statewide conference is designed to serve the expressed needs of the Education Support Professional members of the Michigan Education Association. Individual workshop sessions have been structured to meet both the generic and specific needs of the group.

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The 2018 Lame Duck session is in the books and while some negative legislation passed, many of the significant attacks on public education, labor unions and the incoming Democratic administration were either stopped in the Legislature or vetoed by outgoing