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…

MEA President Paula J. Herbart

Opinion: Reevaluate teacher evaluations

November 20, 2019 By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association How would you like your child’s teacher to be evaluated? By the number of correct “bubbles” filled in on a standardized test? Or by creative lesson plans that develop critical thinking skills under that teacher’s tutelage? If you chose the latter, you are in good company.…

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…