Grand Rapids Education Association
The Grand Rapids Education Association is made up of professional educators in Grand Rapids, MI.
The GREA represents over 1400 teachers and other educational professionals who work for the Grand Rapids Public Schools. We are affiliated with the Michigan Education Association and the National Education Association. As an organization dedicated to the principles of representative democracy, each building or program in the Grand Rapids Public Schools District is entitled to elect one delegate fo
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Despite book bans and smear campaigns, I count my blessings - Michigan Education Association By Debbie Carew In my wildest imagination I never expected to be harassed and defamed for being an educator, especially one who defends literature and intellectual freedom. But that is what I’m facing for standing up to protect students’ access to a variety of reading and educational materials. ...
BREAKING NEWS: After years of lobbying and advocacy by MEA members, the state Legislature today passed legislation fixing Michigan's broken teacher evaluation system. The bills will now go to Gov. Whitmer for her signature. Follow the link for details: https://mea.org/key-evaluation-reforms-passed-by-legislature/
New MEA affiliation brings secondary-level Educators Rising opportunities - Michigan Education Association Save the Date for our first annual Educators Rising Competition and Conference to be held on March 13, 2024 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at Wayne State University. MEA is newly affiliated with Educators Rising, a program for middle and high school students interested in education careers to learn about buil...
MEA Scholarship - Michigan Education Association MEA Scholarship MEA Scholarship Educational Opportunity Provided by the Members, Staff and Friends of the Michigan Education Association The Scholarship The amount and number of scholarships offered each year shall be determined by the trustees of the MEA Scholarship Fund. Such scholarships may be o...
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MARCH 23RD, 2024📆📆📆📆
The MEA-Aspiring Educators & Early Career Educators Conference will be held IN-PERSON at MEA Headquarters.
More information to come!
Senate panel considers adjustment to Snyder-era teacher evaluation standards ⋆ Michigan Advance The Senate Education Committee at its Tuesday meeting discussed bills that would change the standards schools use to evaluate the performance of teachers and school administrators. Senate Bill 395 and 396, introduced by Education Committee Chair Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) and state Sen. Kristen McD...
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Attacks on public education are attacks on our democracy.
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Freedom to Read: Effort Builds to Stop Rising Book Bans - Michigan Education Association Freedom to Read: Effort Builds to Stop Rising Book Bans Freedom to Read In this five-part series, MEA Voice Editor Brenda Ortega examines growing calls to ban books in school libraries and efforts by MEA members, parents and allies to push back on this dangerous trend. Part I: Educators and Parents....
Today student debt payments restart after being frozen since March 2020.
While NEA will continue to advocate for broad relief, we want you to have the help you need NOW. Check out our expert guide on payment resumption: https://bit.ly/3rB2qeO
Prepare for Payment Resumption | NEA The interest payment pause is officially ending. Use this guide to prepare to restart your student debt payments in October 2023.
🧹Our hallways wouldn't shine, our bells wouldn't ring, and our doors wouldn't open each school day without the help of our custodians. Happy National to all custodial staff who help keep our schools spotless and our students happy and healthy! Your hard work never goes unnoticed.
Every student deserves to read age-appropriate books. But when politicians ban books in our schools, they ban students from understanding our unique differences, perspectives, and lived experiences.
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Course: Leveraging Student Assets & Culturally Responsive Practices to Create Engaging Learning Environments By connecting lesson content to students' backgrounds and integrating culturally responsive teaching practices, we get students who are invested in their learning and engaged.
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