Why Work Together?

Our Experience trying a different approach The following perspectives piece outlines a real-life scenario of the benefits of union members working collaboratively with those making decisions that impact wages, work, benefits and more. About the Authors: Natalie Jones...

NEA’s Read Across America: Celebrating A Nation of Diverse Readers June 2021

Promote Respect Broaden understanding of LGBTQ history and lived experiences with titles that provide diverse perspectives and help students understand and value cultural knowledge and differences. Elementary Ho’onani: Hula Warrior by Heather Galeillustrated by Mika...

Classroom Management

Wireless Doorbell Tired of clapping or raising your hand for attention? Have you tried a wireless doorbell in your class yet? You can use one to gain students attention and some wireless doorbells come with different sounds so you can use a new sound for each item you...

Quotes & Numbers

“It’s a new day for nurses and patients across Maine,” Cokie Giles, president of the Maine State Nurses Association, said in a statement. “I am thrilled for my colleagues at Maine Med, for their resolve to win a collective voice for their patients and their community....

Who is the MEABT?

Nearly 70,000 individuals rely on the MEA Benefits Trust (MEABT) for their health care coverage. The MEABT is run by and for members. The Trust is non-profit and has some of the lowest administrative costs in the insurance business, and members benefit from MEABT...

FEATURES


MEA Launches Campaign Highlighting Work During Pandemic

MEA Launches Campaign Highlighting Work During Pandemic

This school year has been challenging for everyone, including public school educators. But day after day, we’ve seen our teachers, support staff and professors respond with creativity, grit, grace and – above all else – an unwavering commitment to their students. At MEA, we support our educators so they can inspire their students – and we couldn’t be prouder of you!

MEMBER’S ONLY ARTICLES


Under the Dome: The Legislature Adjourns . . . For Now

Dear Friends,The last few days of the Legislature have been hectic with legislators working into the wee hours of the morning as they debated hundreds of proposed bills. At the same time, the team at MEA has been working around the clock to make sure key priorities...

MEA President’s Message – June 2021

I hope this finds you all staying well as you either begin your summer break or are watching the academic year wind down, or are continuing to enjoy the life of a retired educator!  Our 93rd MEA Representative Assembly, held just two weeks ago, brought the voices...

Advocating for Policies to Support Schools, Students and our Members

Advocating for Policies to Support Schools, Students and our Members

From Salary to health and safety, MEA has your back! The MEA is your voice at the State House, and your Union has been working hard to push for policies that will better your work and home lives. Below are a few of the key issues MEA raised with lawmakers, who turned...

President’s Message – May 2021

I hope this month’s message finds ALL of our educators, in all roles in our schools and on our campuses, knowing that they are appreciated during this National Teacher Appreciation Week—because you are!   It was Eleanor Roosevelt who first got...

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE


Why Work Together?

Our Experience trying a different approach The following perspectives piece outlines a real-life scenario of the benefits of union members working collaboratively with those making decisions that impact wages, work, benefits and more. About the Authors: Natalie Jones...

Classroom Management

Wireless Doorbell Tired of clapping or raising your hand for attention? Have you tried a wireless doorbell in your class yet? You can use one to gain students attention and some wireless doorbells come with different sounds so you can use a new sound for each item you...

Quotes & Numbers

“It’s a new day for nurses and patients across Maine,” Cokie Giles, president of the Maine State Nurses Association, said in a statement. “I am thrilled for my colleagues at Maine Med, for their resolve to win a collective voice for their patients and their community....

Who is the MEABT?

Nearly 70,000 individuals rely on the MEA Benefits Trust (MEABT) for their health care coverage. The MEABT is run by and for members. The Trust is non-profit and has some of the lowest administrative costs in the insurance business, and members benefit from MEABT...

We Are MEA

Lewiston Education Association receives award from Lewiston City Council The Lewiston City Council selected the Lewiston Education Association as its 2021 Spirit of America award winner! Lewiston Education Association members delivered half a million meals to students...

Opening Bell

55% School Funding, FINALLY Governor Mills followed through on her promise to Maine’s educators and voters and proposed the State fund 55% of the cost of public schools. In total, the proposal from the Governor would increase State funding for public schools by $187...

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