Welcome to Madison Teachers Inc.

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Who We Are

Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI) is a member driven Union consisting of over 4,500 members in five Bargaining Units, including; Teachers, Educational Professionals and Para Professionals, Educational Assistants, Substitute Teachers, Supportive Educational Employees (Clerical and Technical) and School Security Assistants who are employed by the Madison Metropolitan School District.

 

 

MTI Office Staff and Contact Information

MMSD Information

Bargaining Units

MTI Cares – Events and Information

Foundation for the Future Grant Applications Now Open! – Applications Due January 17

Are you dreaming of an idea to enhance your school or improve learning for students but aren’t sure how to fund it? The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools (FMPS) and the William T. Evjue Foundation want to help you turn your idea into a reality by providing up to $25,000 in funding. Foundation for the …

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Student Loan Forgiveness 101 – December 15!

MTI members are invited to learn about the federal loan forgiveness programs that are available to teachers and public employees, find out how to start the application process, and get tips on what you need to do to ensure that your application is ready for submission.  Join your colleague and fellow MTI member Ben Senson …

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Verifying your Biometric Screening and HRA Status

Verify and View Your Bio-Metric Screening through Interra Health Verify your Online Health Risk Assessment with your Insurance Provider   Verify and View Your Bio-Metric Screening through Interra Health Use one of the three methods listed below.  Call Interra at 414-755-4898 Email: nhendrickson@interrahealth.com They can log into their Interra Health account (AKA InHealth Dashboard).  Here …

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FREE Financial Consultations at MTI in December!

Attention MTI Members! Steve Pike is a retired MTI teacher and current Member Benefits Consultant for WEA Member Benefits.  Steve will be onsite to meet with staff. WHAT:  FREE 30-minute Financial Consultation WHEN:  Appointments are available on the following dates: You can register for a date and time by clicking on one of the links …

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Wisconsin Labor History Society High School Essay Contest

 All Wisconsin high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate in a High School Essay Contest conducted annually by the Wisconsin Labor History Society. The high school students are asked to write an essay of approximately 750 words on the following theme: “Unions have been important to my family and my community because …” …

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MTI & MMSD Informational Meeting on Grow Our Own-Teacher Dual Certification Program

MTI and MMSD Department of Student Services are hosting an Information Meeting on the Grow Our Own -Teacher Dual Certification Program The Grow Our Own- Teacher Dual Certification Program is intended for general education teachers interested in cross categorical special education certification OR cross categorical special education teachers interested in bilingual certification. Selected candidates can …

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Great news for MTI members! MTI is partnering with WEA Member Benefits

Great news for MTI members! Your union. Your program. Your future. MTI is partnering with WEA Member Benefits—the premier provider of financial products and services for Wisconsin public school employees—to enhance your financial well-being. FIVE things you need to know about WEA Member Benefits: Our 403(b) is nationally recognized by Forbes magazine as a low-cost, …

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Courage To Teach 2016-17 Professional Renewal Series

Interested in earning up to four graduate credits for taking time to slow down and reflect on your work as an educator? Interested in doing this in a beautiful natural setting while enjoying home‐cooked meals? Applications are now being accepted for the 2016‐17 Courage to Teach retreat series at Bethel Horizons, near Governor Dodge State …

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2016-17 MMSD School Calendar Finalized

The school calendar for the 2016-17 school year has now been finalized.  The calendar was particularly challenging to put together given the 192 day teacher contract, the timing of winter holidays, and the legislative requirement that school cannot start until September 1. Start of the school year.  Returning teachers will be expected to report to …

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See the Progressive Feature on the Privatization of Public School

This animated video by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore looks at school privatization through the eyes of little Timmy, a kindergartener who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with the rightwing mantra: “Public schools have failed.” “But I like my public school,” Timmy protests.   A top …

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What’s at Risk Without MTI?

Over the past few weeks, discussions have been occurring throughout the District about MTI’s upcoming MTI Recertification Elections. One of the most frequently asked questions by newer staff, those who are not aware of MTI’s many accomplishments over the years is, “what is at risk if we lose the Union?” To answer that question, one …

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MTI Press Release Re: WILL Suit

John Matthews, Executive Director 9/10/14 MTI has been advised that the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, which is the legal arm of the Bradley Foundation, and is reportedly funded by the billionaires who fund the Bradley Foundation, has filed a lawsuit attempting to negate the Collective Bargaining Agreements between Madison Teachers Inc and the …

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MTI Press Release Regarding Act 10 Decision

Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision on Act 10 – click to view a .pdf copy Madison Teachers Inc. Statement by MTI Executive Director John Matthews Press Release July 31, 2014   THE DECISION BY THE MAJORITY OF THE SUPREME COURT REVERSING MTI’S VICTORY IN CIRCUIT COURT WHERE ACT 10 WAS FOUND, IN GREAT PART, TO BE …

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Wisconsin Vision Discount for MTI Members

Wisconsin Vision offers MTI members and retirees a Union Endorsement Discount that applies to most of their products and services. This discount is good all year long and applies to multiple orders. We urge you to give Wisconsin Vision an opportunity to prove just how good a Union Shop can be. Call them for an …

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Respect for Workers Means a Place at the Table

Posted on May 12, 2014 by Karen Vieth on her blog, Running Reflections As the MTI red and AFSCME green packed the meeting room and the halls of the MMSD Administration Building Monday night, I couldn’t help but think that we’d been here before. The budget was on the work committee’s agenda, but the primary …

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Class size matters a lot, research shows

From the Washington Post Online – February 24, 2014 Class size matters a lot, research shows Every now and then someone in education policy (Arne Duncan) or education philanthropy (Bill Gates) or the media (Malcolm Gladwell) will say something about why class size isn’t really very important because a great teacher can handle a boatload of …

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Licensing and Evaluation Resources

Educator Effectiveness – State Mandated Teacher Evaluation Process DPI Educator Effectiveness Home Page NOTE:  Teachscape upgrades are being implemented by DPI but the Teachscape software for 2015-16 is not fully functional.  The templates below have been release by MMSD for use until it is ready.  Download and save the documents for your personal use.  Once …

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