Negaunee Teacher Creates Bridge Building Dynasty

MEA member Kevin Bell and three seniors from his Negaunee High School Computer-Aided Design (CAD) class will compete next month for the Upper Peninsula school’s ninth straight national title in a model bridge building contest that tests students’ design, engineering, and construction skills. The highly competitive TRAC Bridge Challenge now accepts six entries from more…

Vape Device Invades Schools

It’s a dangerous trend sweeping school campuses nationwide that every parent and teacher should know about—‘Juuling.’ Most parents have no clue what it is, but your child likely knows. A Juul is a small, sleek vaping device that resembles a USB flash drive and charges when plugged into a laptop. The trend is so popular…

Advocacy Training

May 5, 2018 MEA HQ, 1350 Kendale Blvd., East Lansing Begins at 8:45 a.m. in lower level Continental Breakfast available at 8:30 a.m.   Click here to join us: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER We have a great day in store for you!   Mark Taylor, M.S.W., Ed.D. – Planning for Success in the Multigenerational Workplace:  Today’s…

MDE Seeks “Partnership” with 40 More Schools

Two dozen Michigan schools from 21 districts will be newly offered a “Partnership Agreement” with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to improve academic performance over the next few years or face additional consequences.

The “partnership agreement” model of addressing schools with low test scores began one year ago to avoid the controversial move of closing down neighborhood schools. This year’s list includes 16 charter schools.

Art Show Winner Gets ‘Moving’ Shot

MEA-Retired member Lynn Gregg, whose photography entry won this year’s “Best in Show” award at the MEA-MAEA Art Exhibition, says he captured the winning shot while aboard a moving train. Gregg was touring Saint Kitts Island in the Caribbean from an open-air train when he saw a smiling mother holding her baby and waving from…