Special session adjourns  11/16/2017
The special session of the Montana Legislature adjourned late last night. Instead of finding a balanced approach to deal with the state’s revenue shortfall, the legislative majority voted for $110 million in cuts to state services and made it more difficult to restore services if revenue rebounds.

Republicans move to make temporary budget cuts permanent, furlough state employees  11/15/2017

Special legislative session begins 11/13/2017
The MEA-MFT leaders and staff who compose our lobby team are at the state capitol watching carefully, working to protect our members' interests and protect state jobs and services, along with public education.

Gov. Bullock & public school advocacy groups united on K-12 proposals in special session 11/10/2017

Special MEA-MFT representative assembly January 20, 2018 11/09/2017
Saturday, January 20, 2018, MEA-MFT will hold a special representative assembly to discuss and vote on the proposed constitution for our new merged union

Nominate for Presidential Math & Science Teaching Awards 11/01/2017
Do you know an excellent Montana science or math teacher, teaching in grades K-6, who would appreciate a $10,000 award and an expenses-paid trip to DC? Nominate that person now.

Save jobs and public services - TAKE ACTION! 10/30/2017
Act now to help avoid devastating cuts!

$10,000 challenge grant awarded to MT Professional Teaching Foundation 10/26/2017
Have you ever thought about donating to the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation? Now is the time! YOU can be part of the $10,000 challenge grant awarded to the Foundation.

Support the 6-mill levy for higher education 10/10/2017
One of MEA-MFT’s top priorities on the November 2018 ballot is the 6-Mill Levy, a statewide levy that Montanans have supported since 1948. It provides around $20 million per year to the Montana University System – all 8 campuses. MEA-MFT has members working on every one of those campuses.

Melissa Romano: Teacher of the Year! 10/04/2017
Divide and Shields Valley teachers are 2018 finalists

MEA-MFT & MPEA are merging! Learn more at a regional meeting near you 10/04/2017
MEA-MFT and the Montana Public Employees Association (MPEA) are joining forces. Learn more at a regional meeting near you.

Teacher Learning Hub Annual Report 16/17 09/25/2017
In July 2013, the American Federation of Teachers(AFT) awarded Montana an Innovation Grant tocreate the Montana Digital Professional Learning Network (MDPLN). This new online learning network was patterned after the Montana Digital Academy (MTDA), with the primary goal of addressing the challenges of distance,time, access, and equity in providing Montana educators access to quality professional learning opportunities statewide. Initial focus was to provide Montana English Language Arts, Literacy,and Mathematics Common Core training and ongoing coaching support for Montana teachers,as well as paraprofessional training for the MEAMFT PASS program.

MSDB members support firefighters 09/14/2017
MEA-MFT Local #4027 at the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind recently sponsored a fundraiser to support the brave men and women fighting wildfires across Montana.

Pres. Eric Feaver responds to state budget cuts 09/12/2017
Our job today is to call, email, and write our legislators both House and Senate. Tell them to support new revenue to avoid budget cuts.

Time to pre-register for the MEA-MFT Educators' Conference! 09/08/2017
The one and only MEA-MFT Educators’ Conference, the MOST comprehensive cross-grade, cross-curriculum professional development event in Montana, takes place in Missoula October 19-20, 2017. Pre-register here.

Recommendations to Supt. Elsie Arntzen on budget cuts 09/01/2017
Montana public education community's recommendations to Supt. Arntzen on how to implement the governor's request for 10% reduction.

What caused the state budget crisis?  08/29/2017
What got Montana into its current fiscal crisis? Some Montanans are pointing to legislation from 2003 that cut tax rates, mostly for the state's wealthiest.

Learn more about National Board Certification 08/29/2017
Recruiting and retaining highly qualified educators is of critical concern to Montana schools. The new National Board Certification (NBC) stipend will help. Learn more about the stipend and about NBC in Montana.

Arntzen takes Teacher of the Year program from our foundation 08/29/2017
A number of folks have asked if we agreed to hand the Montana Teacher of the Year Program over to Elsie Arntzen. No, we did not agree to hand it over. We are proud of the 22-year investment we have made in the program.

Big fun at 2017 Golf Scramble 08/18/2017
Photos from the 2017 golf scramble fundraiser for the MT Professional Teaching Foundation. Thanks to all sponsors, teams, and volunteers!