Stark Choices: A Reflection on the Teach-in for Freedom

Editor’s Note: MEA member Rick Joseph, Michigan’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year, recently joined with dozens of educators from across the country to call attention to the U.S. government’s prolonged confinement of immigrant children in crowded detention facilities. MEA helped to sponsor Joseph’s participation in the event. Here he reflects on the event’s meaning and importance.…

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MDE News: Computer Science Standards, Superintendent Search

Computer Science  The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is seeking public comment, both online and in-person, on proposed K-12 Computer Science (CS) academic standards for Michigan students. Those who are interested in providing input on Michigan’s proposed new, first-ever CS Standards can view the proposed standards and take an online public comment survey They also…

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New Innovative Educator Corps Accepting Applications

Applications are being accepted now through Nov. 16 for the Innovative Educator Corps, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced. The Innovative Educator Corps (IEC), authorized under the Marshall Plan for Talent (PA 227 of 2018), is a new recognition program for Michigan teachers who employ an innovative educational program, methodology, or strategy to help…

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