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Nominations Open for MCEA Board of Directors

This spring five seats on the MCEA Board of Directors are up for election: two Elementary School Directors, one Middle School Director, and two At-large Directors. The deadline for nominations is Friday March 18th. Candidates will speak at the April Rep Assembly, and the election will occur later in April. To learn more about the

MCEA 12-Month Contract FAQ Workshop

Join us on March 8th from 5:30-6:30pm at MCEA (12 Taft Ct., Rockville) for the MCEA 12-Month Contract FAQ Workshop! To help with onboarding MCEA members from 10- to 12-month positions, or as a refresher for those MCEA members already in 12-month positions, come have your questions answered about your salary and benefits, annual leave

Volunteer At The NEA RA!

This year, Maryland and Virginia will be co-hosting the NEA RA in Washington, D.C. More than 200 volunteers are needed to ensure a great experience for delegates and attendees. Volunteering is a great way to become involved and experience first-hand the world’s largest democratic body—the NEA—at work  Use this link to find out the details on this

SPARKS – Teacher Leadership for the Next Generation

The MCEA SPARKS leadership development program for the next generation of teacher leaders is underway! SPARKS brings together educators who are within their first five (5) years of teaching in Montgomery County. SPARKS provides an opportunity to discuss the triumphs and challenges of being an educator, network with others, learn new skills, and explore opportunities

MSEA ELECTION 2016: VOTING NOW UNDERWAY

Voting for the 2016 MSEA election began on Monday, January 25 at 9:00 a.m. It’s so easy to vote online. Simply follow this link!  The deadline for voting is February 19 at 5:00 p.m. Elections are also underway for delegates to the NEA Convention and for seats on the NEA Board of Directors.  Watch this

THIS IS BIG!! MCEA TAKES LEAD ON STUDENT DEBT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

MCEA is taking the lead on Student Debt. Over the past year, several hundred of you have attended MCEA workshops on how to lower your monthly student loan payments. Now we have introduced innovative legislation to create a Student Loan Refinancing Authority in Montgomery County. Our goals are to: Allow MCPS graduates – and MCPS

MCEA Statement on HS Final Exam Changes

Good evening! I want to take a moment and thank all of our constituents for being a part of the ongoing discussion about assessments. Today, Leah Wilson of Richard Montgomery High School, Paige Pagley of Churchill High School, and myself testified in front of the Board of Education, stating results from our CTL survey and bringing

Advocating for Effective Assessments in MCPS

The High School Council on Teaching & Learning recently surveyed all MCEA members at comprehensive high schools regarding their opinions on the current Board of Education proposal to eliminate final exams and alter assessment practices. 67.28% of those MCEA members surveyed responded, clearly indicating how strongly teachers feel about the importance of authentic, meaningful assessment