Urgent: take action on charter school bill 04/20/2017

April 17 bill status 04/18/2017

JumpStart your National Board Certification 04/04/2017
MEA-MFT cordially invites you to attend the annual JumpStart Montana.

Hundreds gathering in Helena for Rep Assembly 03/30/2017
Hundreds of MEA-MFT members from across Montana will gather in Helena March 31-April 1 for the annual MEA-MFT Representative Assembly.

MEA-MFT COPE endorses Rob Quist for Congress 03/24/2017
MEA-MFT, Montana’s largest labor union and affiliate of the Montana AFL-CIO, has announced that its Committee On Political Education (COPE) has endorsed Rob Quist for Congress in Montana’s special election.

Nominate for 2018 MT Teacher of the Year 03/15/2017
Deadline for nominations: May 1, 2017

Montana State Teachers of the Year chapter launched 03/06/2017
The Montana State Teachers of the Year (MT STOY), a state affiliate of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, has officially launched with the formal election of a slate of officers and approval of the organization’s bylaws.

Guns in schools bill dies on 2d reading 02/27/2017
After spirited debate, the House failed to pass the “guns in school bill,” HB 385, on 2d reading.

MEA-MFT north central regional training 02/16/2017
You're invited!

School charter & voucher bills  02/16/2017
Such bills would permit anyone to teach almost anything in unregulated, unaccountable environments.

Busting the "school choice" myth 02/16/2017
A quick and compelling read.

Bad bill week at the legislature 02/13/2017
This is bad bill week at the Montana Legislature, with committee hearings on three dangerous, unnecessary bills:

Jan. 26 bill status 01/26/2017

Jan 24 bill status 01/24/2017

Jan. 20 bill status 01/23/2017
Summary: School funding and game wardens’ & peace officers' retirement moving on. The attempt to eliminate election day as a holiday has failed. Crazy gun bills introduced.

Has Elsie Arntzen ended Graduation Matters? 01/19/2017
It appears newly elected superintendent of public instruction Elsie Artnzen may have terminated one of the Office of Public Instruction’s most effective programs: Graduation Matters.

School funding bill advances 01/19/2017
The House Appropriations Committee has passed HB 191, Montana's school funding bill this session, out of committee.

Jan. 12 - legislative update 01/12/2017
Today MEA-MFT engaged in bill hearings that impact thousands of MEA-MFT members and other public employees across Montana.

Do you suspect child abuse? Law requires you to report it 12/20/2016
If you suspect a child has been physically, mentally, or emotionally abused or neglected, the law requires you to report it to DPHHS.

Montana Legislature begins January 2 11/16/2016
As always, MEA-MFT leaders, staff, and members will be working hard every day during the 90-day session on behalf of public education, public services, the rights of working people, and other crucial issues that affect our members and all Montanans. Stay involved!