LANSING — The selection of Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education is an affront to students and education professionals in Michigan, according to the leaders of Michigan’s school employee unions, the American Federation of Teachers Michigan and the Michigan Education Association.
UPDATE (11/30): Senate Fiscal Analysis of SB 102 shows significant costs for school districts
The Senate Fiscal Agency today testified in the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing that a proposal to dismantle the school employee retirement system would cost the state $1.6B to $3.8B over five years, as reported by the Detroit Free Press today.
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A change in state law now requires that school employees who suspect abuse or neglect of a child must personally report their suspicions directly to state authorities. Employees designated as…
Beginning in the first pay period of 2017, some school employees may have more money deducted from their paychecks for retirement savings unless they opt out during a small December…
In Michigan teen death rates from accidents and disease dropped in recent years, while they rose for suicide. Schools can do something about that. Powerful new – free – programs…
MEA members in good standing can submit artwork for an annual art exhibition and sale that results in some pieces being purchased for display at MEA headquarters or regional offices.…
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By now you’ve probably seen or heard about a viral Facebook video that shows in the wake of Tuesday’s election. You might have heard about similar incidents being investigated in DeWitt Schools.