Resources for Student Learning During Coronavirus School Closures

Nothing can replace the face-to-face education that our public schools provide, but parents and educators who are looking for ways to keep school-age children engaged and learning during this unexpected break from school can find ideas and resources online. Of course, one problem with online learning is the digital divide that exists across the country…

Education Organizations Blast Inaction on COVID-19 School Support

Despite bipartisan support, legislation stalled on school employee pay and forgiveness for closure days MICHIGAN — No action occurred today on a bipartisan solution to keep school employees paid and forgive school districts for the days of education missed due to the ongoing school closures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Michigan Education Association, AFT Michigan,…

MEA and Coronavirus – Committed to Our Students and Our Members

March 14, 2020 Dear MEA members, As your MEA President, I wanted to reach out and update you regarding how MEA is engaging around the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on our students and our members. Commitment to Safety Obviously, we’re committed first and foremost to everyone’s safety. As I said in a statement released Thursday night…

STATUS – Upcoming MEA Conferences and Trainings

We regret to inform you that the Statewide ESP Conference (March 13-14) and the Aspiring Educators/Early Career Educators Conference (March 21) are postponed due to precautions related to the coronavirus. In addition, numerous meetings and trainings are either postponed or cancelled. See the list below. We are currently assessing viability of holding the MEA Representative…

MEA Representative Assembly

April 17 and 18, 2020 Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing Pre-registration Deadline is April 10: Make sure you register to attend the RA. Click Here to Login and choose Upcoming Events/2020 MEA Representative Assembly. If you do not have a log-in ID and password to the Members Only website, please sign up. After…

MEA announces recommendations of McCormack and Welch for Michigan Supreme Court

EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce recommendations for Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and Elizabeth Welch for election to the Michigan Supreme Court. “When the interests of students and educators come before our state’s Supreme Court, we expect nothing more or less than a fair hearing under the law,” said…

State Legislative Update

A bill that would lift a prohibition on alternative certification routes to teach special education passed out of the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 657  would allow individuals who are pursuing permanent certification to seek an Interim Teaching Certificate (ITC) to teach in special education classrooms in public schools. The bill – meant…