This month’s program airs tomorrow

Tune in to News Talk 760 WJR at 8 p.m. Tuesday for Voices of Michigan Education, an MEA-sponsored radio program that offers listeners insight into education issues. This week’s show will feature discussion of MEA’s work to address the state’s dropout crisis, including a tie back to the call for funding early childhood education and class size reduction that is part of a retirement stimulus package supported by MEA. The show will air Saturday on radio stations statewide. See listing in sidebar for affiliates and times.

Watch this video summary of the dropout hearings.


Program airs TONIGHT

The first, monthly Voices of Michigan Education show will air tonight at 9 p.m on News Talk 760 WJR. See sidebar, “Voices of Education Show Times”, for other News Talk affiliate airings. Once the MP3s of all the shows are available, they can be found on the blog for download.

MEA sponsors Voices of Michigan Education

Michigan Education AssociationVoices of Michigan Education is a new radio program that offers listeners insight into issues and events that are at the forefront of the state’s current educational climate and future.

The debut show airs Jan. 13 on News Talk 760 WJR. On Jan. 17, it will be broadcast on affiliates of the Michigan Talk Network.

Whether it be teachers who have come up with inventive new ways to prepare our next generation for success, business leaders sharing what their expectations are of current and future graduates entering the workforce, or parents and educators making a difference in helping students achieve, Voices of Michigan Education discusses hard-hitting and thought-provoking issues affecting the Michigan educational landscape while allowing for diverse perspectives to be shared.

On the debut show, you’ll hear how Michigan teachers are preparing students for a changing job market and how to prepare for a new world of technology and alternative energy. Also, Next Energy’s Mark Beyer will discuss what companies will be looking for in new graduates.