News & Updates

Proposals won't prevent cuts

Schools statewide could cut programs and staff under legislative funding proposals. Your legislators need to hear from you!

Union-sponsored training

The AFT Summer Educator Academy takes place in July; the Professional Development Program occurs year-round.

Statewide show of unity for bargaining

Has your local union pledged to hold a unity event the week of May 4? Find out how you can participate (log-in required).

Mark your calendar


Teacher Appreciation Week

Date: May 04, 2015 08:00 AM

Description: Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!

Since 1984, National PTA has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children.

Learn more at National Teachers Association and National PTA.


National Teacher Day

Date: May 05, 2015 08:00 AM

Description: Thank a teacher today!
National Teacher Week May 4-8


Financial and Retirement Planning Essentials workshop

Date: May 05, 2015 04:15 PM

Contact: Deb Skog,, 651-642-4624

More information: Learn about this workshop

Location: Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie campus
13100 College View Drive, Eden Prairie


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

4:15-4:45 p.m.: Registration and exhibits
4:45 -7:15 p.m.: Workshop, dinner and prizes

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


EdTechTeam Minnesota Summit

Date: May 09, 2015 07:30 AM

Location: Edina High School

6754 Valley View Road, Edina

Description: The third annual EdTechTeam Minnesota Summit featuring Google for Education is a one day, hands-on conference that focuses on integrating Google Apps for Education in K-12 and Higher Ed learning environments. All presentations will be from the Google Apps for EDU team, Google Certified Teachers and Google Apps for Education Trainers.

Learn more about this summit.