Kate Steele is an Adrian middle school technology teacher with a master’s degree, but she rang up a lot of student loan debt to get there—and like many educators, she has struggled to make huge monthly payments on a teacher’s salary. With $104,000 in loan debt, Steele was shelling out $534.53 a month for seven…
Recess Aides have a tough job that’s often thankless. But Mitzi Thornton knows nearly every kid at Linden Elementary School—and she gets rewarded in hugs. A recess aide does more than watch the playground, right? Oh, yes. You have to keep an eye out for fights or bloody noses. Name calling. The kids fall; they…
By Brenda Ortega MEA Voice Editor We’ve reached Part Three of our year-long series following the ups and downs of two early career educators through one school year. Near the mid-way point of the year, Brittney Norman and Zack Griffin have found their footing after experiencing exhaustion at the end of the first quarter. This…
There was a time when MEA member Gale Tosto was afraid to speak up about injustice. But two weeks ago, when devastating U.S. immigration policies reached into her first-grade classroom in Berkley, Tosto and a parent/teacher/friend did more than raise their voices.
One cool thing lead to another for MEA member Shawn Murphy and his National Honor Society students when he was planning the group’s biannual trip to Chicago.
Three Plymouth-Canton teachers traveled together to MEA’s Bargaining, Public Affairs & Professional Development conference last week – but they all carried home different lessons.
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce the following recommendations of candidates for seven Michigan Congressional districts:
Many MEA members and leaders got their first close-up look at Gretchen Whitmer, MEA’s recommended gubernatorial candidate, at last week’s Bargaining, Public Affairs & Professional Development conference.
On Tuesday evening, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García will be part of a Journey for Justice panel about educational equity in communities of color at 6 p.m. at the Wayne State University campus.
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