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PASS Training - Spring 2018 12/14/2017
MEA-MFT PASS course has been developed by and for Montana paraprofessionals and provides participants with important skills in classroom management as well as proven strategies in reading, writing, and math instruction, taught in a dynamic and fun setting.

Montana torpedoed by Daines and Gianforte 12/08/2017
This tax package may be a Libertarian dream, but it will be disastrous for citizens who expect our state government to provide for public health, safety and education.

Special MEA-MFT Rep. Assembly Jan. 20, 2018 12/07/2017
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

Federal tax bill could cost Montana $128 million/year 12/06/2017
The state of Montana could lose about $128 million annually in the next two fiscal years to its general fund because of federal tax reforms, a legislative panel considering a study of the state’s tax structure was told Tuesday.

Counties angry over office closures due to state cuts 12/06/2017
The Montana Department of Revenue is closing its county satellite offices in Chester and Conrad on Friday because of budget reductions in House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 261 approved in the 2017 legislative session.

Sign up for Missoula regional training 12/01/2017
All MEA-MFT & MPEA members are welcome to this fun, free event!

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

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.