Michigan would lose more than $150 million in education funding under the Trump administration’s budget plan unveiled last week, which would slash federal investment in public education programs by a whopping 13.5 percent for the upcoming fiscal year.
How would a ban on bargaining school calendar and schedule negatively affect your district and community? Let your House representative know – and help stop House Bill 4163!
Grants are available to help leaders in K-12 schools build healthier communities by bringing healthy eating and physical activity opportunities to schools and classrooms.
If you think it’s not worth your time to comment on Michigan’s draft plan for implementing the new federal law known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – think again.
While every March is Reading Month, critical reading skills have taken on even greater importance recently given the third-grade reading legislation passed by the Michigan Legislature last year.
A bill to prohibit school calendar and schedule as a bargaining topic is expected to move from a state House committee this week – it’s time to contact your state representatives, and get parents and other interested community members involved.
UPDATE – March 14:
Don’t let the jargon and acronyms scare you away – the big policies behind how schools run in Michigan is under review, and you have two more days to comment on it.
A little more than one year ago, Gov. Rick Snyder announced his plan to form a 21st-Century Education Commission to study ways to improve the state’s education system. Today that group issued its non-binding report.
Almost every year since joining MEA as a Paw Paw school bus driver in 1991, Pat Miller-Coy has entered artwork in the MEA/MAEA Art Acquisitions Purchase Exhibition.
MEA, AFT Michigan see potential in education commission report – if lawmakers take full slate of recommendations and goals seriously
The 21st Century Education Commission report, released today, provides some stark warning signs about public education and some well thought out ideas for how to address issues. But unless lawmakers take the entire report to heart – instead of cherry-picking concepts to implement – real change won’t be possible.