Union Bargains Improvements in Flint

Five years after accepting dramatic concessions to help pull Flint Community Schools out of deficit spending, the district’s teachers have overwhelmingly approved a contract that raises pay, lowers class sizes, and restores MESSA health care benefits, among other improvements. In addition, new provisions aim to create a new educator pipeline through a tuition reimbursement plan…

Free lesson plan resources on census available for all grade levels

The once-a-decade United States Census provides an fascinating teachable moment for students of all grade levels, intersecting social studies, mathematics and other disciplines in concrete ways. The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools program offers free, teacher-designed resources at www.census.gov/schools that connect with various academic areas, including math, geography, history and more.  There are resources…

MEA testimony urges flexibility in high school Merit Curriculum

Testimony continued Tuesday in the Senate Education Committee on legislation meant to provide local flexibility to the Michigan Merit Curriculum. MEA submitted written testimony about SB 600-601, supporting the direction of the bills to provide greater flexibility for districts to design high school requirements that meet the needs of their communities and their students at the…