Mississippi state-wide spelling bee winner
March 17, 2015

 

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MAE's 2015 Spelling Bee winner Dev Jaiswal
with his mother (right) and sister (left). 

Click below to listen to the MPB interview!

 

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Effort to Fully Fund Public Education in Mississippi Gaining Ground
By Mike Lacy | WLOX- TV 13, Biloxi | March 12, 2015
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Look for the MAE sign at 1:36! (See below!)

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Read Across America
tour stops in Meridian

Special to the Star | Meridian Star | March 7, 2015
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Read Across America
MAE President Joyce Helmick makes a quick stop by Meridian
Mayor Percy Bland's office on her Read Across America promotion tour throughout
the state.

Click here to read the article!

Take care of our educators. 
Amend HB 1536 in each of these FIVE Ways.

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  • include the $2,500 assistant teacher pay raise
  • include the $1,000 of the second year of the teacher pay raise
  • add $201 million to fully fund our public schools
  • provide the entire $30 million owed to our classrooms
  • include the $6,000 annual supplement for National Board Certified Teachers.  

 

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take-action
maetoday.org/takeaction
  

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Click here to tell your legislators

"Amend HB 1536 to take care of our students' educators
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Let Our Voices Echo for our students!
  


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THREE BILLS to DEFEAT

Give each their own funeral! 

 

  

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Educators School Mississippi Leaders
By Joyce Helmick, President of the Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE)

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Joyce Helmick, President
Mississippi Association of Educators 

As a grandparent, an educator for 37 years in Mississippi classrooms, and the president of the Mississippi Association of Educators, I was deeply disappointed by the hurtful statements that some elected leaders stated in a recent Clarion Ledger article.

As educators, we are deeply committed to the success of every student. Students are at the center of everything we do. If we're serious about every child's future, let's get serious about doing what works. This means providing our public schools with necessary resources from books and computers to teachers and assistant teachers.

Educators have been clear on what our students need. Yet, Mississippi's leaders continue to fail our students. Good education inspires students' natural curiosity, imagination, and desire to learn. Allow me to school some of our leaders (again) on what we need to create great public schools for all of Mississippi's students. Click to continue reading. 

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