LANSING – Following last week’s Court of Claims ruling that school employees were owed additional interest on 3 percent of earnings illegally withheld from them by the state, leaders of the unions that made the request of the court called on the state to not appeal the case any further.
Last week, Judge Stephen Borrello of the Court of Claims ruled in favor of school employees seeking a higher interest rate for the 3% of their earnings illegally withheld by the state. That could mean an extra check for school employees who had more than $550 million held during the seven-year legal case – if the state chooses not to appeal Borrello’s ruling in the next few weeks.
EAST LANSING – The NEA Foundation recently announced that Laura Chang, a second grade teacher at Sunset Lake Elementary in Vicksburg is one of 46 public school educators nationwide to receive the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. This is the second major award for Chang this year. In May, Chang was named the 2018-19 Michigan Teacher of the Year.
July 18, 2018
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
As parents, we’re disappointed when our kids fail to learn something in school — and their grade reflects it.
Much like Michigan’s roads, the state’s once-proud education system has been neglected over the past eight years as lawmakers pursued the Betsy DeVos agenda despite pleas from school professionals, says Gretchen Whitmer, MEA’s recommended candidate in the governor’s race. That will change if she’s elected, Whitmer pledged at a press conference outlining her education plan—“Get…
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is still erupting and spewing lava and ash onto Hawaii’s Big Island, and our union brothers and sisters in the Hawaii State Teachers Association have been affected.
Next Wednesday, July 18, is the deadline to register for MEA’s Summer Leadership Conference (July 31 to August 2 at Saginaw Valley State University).
Students in a Kenowa Hills STEM program literally watched their ideas soar into the atmosphere at the end of the school year.
NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcìa’s passionate opening remarks brought forth waves of cheers and tears at the NEA Representative Assembly, which continues throughout the week in Minneapolis.
The MEA Free College Program will end as of February 1, 2020. You can enroll in classes until February 1, 2020 and complete those courses. You will not be able to enroll in courses after February 1, 2020. If you have further questions please contact the MEA Help Center at (866)632-4357.
MEA and MEA-Higher Education Board member Eva Menefee has been advising college students for more than three decades. She and others want union members and their families interested in signing up for MEA’s new free college program to be fully informed about their choices.