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- Nomination Form for Delegate to the 2013 MSEA Convention
- Nomination Form for Delegate to the 2013 NEA Convention
Supporting English Learners: Educators Overcoming Roadblocks to Student Achievement
May 16, 2013
This is the third installment in MCEA’s Social Justice series. educators will examine issues related to English Language Learners and how to overcome obstacles to improving student achievement. Participants will review teacher-created English Learners case studies, collaborate with colleagues to identify and remediate roadblocks to achievement, and build capacity to advocate for students. The workshop will be held May 28 at the MCEA Center. The workshop is open to all MCEA members. RSVP to Jackie Thompson @ email@example.com or 301-294-6232.
MCEA Board of Director Election Underway
May 14, 2013
There are five seats on the MCEA Board of Directors up for election this year. Two (2) At-Large seats, two (2) Elementary School Directors and one (1) Middle School Director. Winners terms begin on July 1, 2013 and end June 30, 2016. Members have been sent a link to The Advocate Election issue with complete biographies of the candidates and a unique link to their ballot. The election closes on Friday May 17 at 5 PM. Anyone having difficulty with their ballot or have questions should contact Kiwana Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educating & Advocating For Minority Student Success
May 13, 2013
The MCEA Minority Affairs Committee will be presenting this program on May 22 at 5 PM at the MCEA Center. Ms. Leticia Smith-Evans, Esq. of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund will be the featured speaker. There will be representatives from various minority groups to share materials and information on best practices for community outreach. Please RSVP to KHall@mceanea.org.
Join MSEA’s Common Core webinar on May 21
May 9, 2013
Interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards? MSEA is hosting a webinar on May 21, 4:30-6:30. Click here for the flyer with all the details and share with your colleagues!
Election season for the MCEA CTL is underway
May 3, 2013
The Councils on Teaching and Learning are elected Councils of MCEA school-based educators working on issues of concern in teaching and learning. There are twenty nine (29) positions on the Elementary, Middle, and High School Councils that will be open for election in 2013. The nomination period runs through May 15 and the election will run from May 24 through June 7. MCEA members in each constituency with an open seat will receive an email with a link to the ballot for their constituency only. Election results will be posted June 10 on the MCEA website and in the MCEA News.
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY IN ANNAPOLIS May 11!
May 2, 2013
MSEA is celebrating its first-ever Annapolis Teacher Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with refreshments, tours, music, and giveaways at association headquarters in the heart of downtown Annapolis. Check in at MSEA, visit with colleagues and MSEA leaders, then check out the exclusive teacher-only discounts and specials the unique shops and restaurants are offering MSEA members.
Visit marylandeducators.org/teacherappreciation for more information and directions.
MCPS High Schools at the top of Maryland’s “Best High Schools List!”
April 30, 2013
This year MCPS high schools hold seven of the top ten positions for the best high schools Maryland in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools List! Congratulations to the dedicated educators and hardworking students for this great recognition. You can read The Gazette’s story here and you can see the entire report by clicking here.
Nominations are open for MCEA elected positions
April 17, 2013
Nominations are now being accepted for MCEA members who are interested in running for a seat on the MCEA Board of Directors. There are five seats to be contested this year. Two (2) At-Large seats, two (2) Elementary School Directors and one (1) Middle School Director. Terms begin on July 1, 2013 and end June 30, 2016. You can find more information on the roles and responsibilities of the position, and the nomination form by using this link: http://www.mceanea.org/pdf/MCEABODNom2013.pdf. Nomination forms must be received in the MCEA office by 5pm on April 26.
MSEA run-off election for NEA Director
April 16, 2013
Earlier in the spring MSEA held an election for the delegates to the NEA Convention and for NEA Director, who is the MSEA representative on the NEA Board of Directors. In the race for NEA Director there is a run-off being held. Please take time to vote in the run-off election. The candidate biographies can be found here and you can vote using this link: https://www.intelliscaninc.net/msea/. As with the original election, you will need your MSEA ID # to vote. Find your membership ID on your MSEA membership card, on the mailing label of ActionLine, or ask your building rep as they have been provided with election materials.
MCEA President testifies before the County Council urging support or the MCPS budget
April 12, 2013
Last night, MCEA President Doug Prouty testified before the Montgomery County Council during the discussion on the MCPS budget. President Prouty urged the Council members to pass the budget as it has been presented to them by the County Executive. President Prouty also took time to dispel the notion that the MCPS budget is growing faster than the county government budget and pointed out that the County now spends less per student than it did five years ago. You can read a transcript of his testimony here: http://t.co/xVmBRWzt3r
Join the National Call for Common Sense Immigration Reform – April 10th!
April 5, 2013
MCEA and NEA have long been advocates for social justice and for our neediest students. We are proud that NEA has signed on as a sponsor of the upcoming April 10th national rally calling on Congress to pass common sense immigration reform so that so many of our students can come out of the shadows and pursue their dreams.
MCEA is teaming up with NEA to help interested members attend the rally. Click her for details: http://www.mceanea.org/pdf/MCEAApril10Rallyflier.pdf
FREE bus leaving from Blair HS at 2:45 pm. FREE Metro fare card if you want to take Metro instead. And FREE t-shirt for all NEA members who register at the NEA tables
To RSVP for transportation, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CKNG2ZH
For more information, contact Jessica Bowser at email@example.com or 301-294-6232.
To learn more, go to http://educationvotes.nea.org/2013/03/26/maryland-educator-and-legislator-dreamer-kids-in-our-communities-benefit-from-immigration-reform/
Click here to view a short video of NEA Vice-President Lily Eskelsen talking about why educators should support common sense immigration reform: http://educationvotes.nea.org/2013/03/14/sign-up-here-for-the-national-immigration-reform-rally-on-april-10/
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