Statement from MEA President on announcement of ‘Michigan v. DeVos’ lawsuit

EAST LANSING —  The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart following the announcement of the “Michigan v. DeVos” lawsuit: “Once again, our state leaders are standing up for Michigan public school students and their families.  This lawsuit, filed by our state’s outstanding Attorney General Dana Nessel, will help ensure that Betsy DeVos’…

MEA lays out priorities for a safe return to in-person learning

EAST LANSING — Following more than 15,000 survey responses from educators and discussions about the needs of both students and school employees, today MEA announced three key priorities the state’s largest education union feels must be fully addressed as we look toward safely returning to school buildings this fall. As our mission indicates, we believe…

Read by Grade Three Survey Extended

The deadline for completing a 25-minute Read by Grade Three (RBG3) survey worth 5 SCECHs for current K-8 teachers who participate has been extended to June 30 by our partners at the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) at MSU. The researchers have also added a set of questions regarding how educators responded as schools suspended…

Opinion: Teachers say we need key steps to reopen schools

June 17, 2020 By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association One of the most important decisions our state will make in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic is when and how to safely reopen our public schools. MEA recently completed a landmark survey on COVID-19’s impact on public education, with more than 15,000 responses from…

Summer Conference

MEA is pleased to announce the 2020 Virtual MEA Summer Conference – no COVID-19 pandemic can stop us from gathering to get information to both learn and help our union brothers and sisters! The conference will be held on Wednesday, July 29, and Thursday, July 30, beginning with a message from MEA President Paula Herbart at 10 a.m. There…