News & Updates

Campaign schools set for labor

Four regional campaign schools will train union members on campaigning for candidates who will fight for our issues.

Event supports foundation grants

Register by July 25 for this fun annual event that benefits teaching and learning.

Ricker to serve as executive VP

Saint Paul Federation of Teachers President Mary Cathryn Ricker will serve in one of the top three positions at the American Federation of Teachers.

Mark your calendar


Labor 2014 Campaign Schools

Date: July 23, 2014 09:30 AM

Contact: Jim Meyer, 800-652-9073,

Location: Holiday Inn, 5637 State Highway 29, Alexandria


Labor 2014 will kick off this summer with four regional Campaign Schools to train union activists and staff for the upcoming campaign to elect candidates who will fight for our issues.  

Topics covered: why politics matter for union members and their families; messaging and the 2014 elections; how to share the most effective messages with our co-workers and friends; organizing at your worksite; and volunteer recruitment best practices.

Education Minnesota will reimburse members for mileage. For other accommodations, please email Jim Meyer


Financial and retirement planning workshop

Date: July 28, 2014 09:30 AM

Contact: Deb Skog,, 651-292-4856


Location: Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical, 1250 Homer Road, Winona


Start your retirement planning by attending the Financial and Retirement Planning Essentials workshop offered through ESI. Space is limited, so register now!

Topics covered are pensions, planning and protection.
Contact Deb Skog, 651-292-4856, for more information.


Summer Seminar

August 4

Summer Seminar

Date: August 04, 2014 08:00 AM

Contact: Kim Johnson,, 800-652-9073 or 651-227-9541

Location: College of Saint Benedict, 37 S. College Ave., St. Joseph


Expand your professional skills on the campus of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Aug. 4-6, at Education Minnesota's Summer Seminar.

For more details, email Kim Johnson, or read about our Summer Seminar.




Foundation Charitable Golf Tournament

Date: August 11, 2014 11:00 AM

Contact: Deborah Skog,

Location: Prestwick Golf Club, Woodbury

Description: Golfers of all abilities will have fun at this tournament benefitting the Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Everyone receives a gift, there are prizes galore, and it supports Minnesota students and educators! Registration deadline is July 25. More details.