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News releases from the current year and previous years. 

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July 15: Claims for back pay for college faculty crosses $100,000 mark

Biographies of the three officers elected to lead Education Minnesota.

Stories from media sources around the state, updated Monday through Friday. 

Kevin Lindstrom, president of the Minnesota State College Faculty, became the first higher education member to win Education Minnesota’s highest honor, the Peterson-Schaubach Outstanding Leadership Award.

More than 540 delegates attended the 2019 Education Minnesota Representative Convention, which included the election of the union’s statewide officers.

Gov. Tim Walz wants to increase spending for preschools through high schools by $733 million over the next two years. 

Public education was front and center of many Election 2018 victories, including two teachers winning the governor and state auditor races and overwhelming support for local levy referendums.

Teacher protests inspired far more educators to seek office than previously believed, the National Education Association says.

More than 1,400 Education Minnesota members from across the state packed the Saint Paul RiverCentre on Thursday to network, get CEUs and mingle with education exhibitors.

Education Minnesota’s endorsed candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, Tim Walz and Tina Smith, are now officially the DFL party’s nominees after the primary election Aug. 14.

Back to school isn’t just for students. Research shows parents play a key role in their child's education.

The National Education Association’s yearly celebration of reading, Read Across America, is focusing on celebrating a nation of diverse readers.

Education Minnesota joined the Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota and helped host a conference for current and aspiring teachers this August.

The Minnesota Teacher of the Year program, now in its 55th year, is the oldest and most prestigious recognition program in Minnesota to honor excellence in education.

This award honors a member, local union or intermediate organization that has worked to protect educators' and students' human rights.

Recognize the work of a member who has engaged educators, parents and the community on social justice issues.

Honor an exceptional educator by nominating her or him for the National Education Association Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Peterson-Schaubach Outstanding Leadership Award is given annually to an Education Minnesota leader (local or state) who has made outstanding contributions to Education Minnesota or its locals through demonstration of Education Minnesota’s Statements of Principle.

All nominations must be submitted by a Governing Board member.

Peterson-Schaubach Award Winners

2018    Robin Courrier, Mankato Teachers' Association
2017    Don Sinner, Education Minnesota Lakeville, Local 1803
2016    Bob Millette, Education Minnesota Fairmont, Local 7084
2015    William Hjertstedt, Elk River Education Association, Local 7079
2014    Kit Hawkins, Rochester Education Association, Local 7225
2013    Mary Cathryn Ricker, St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Local 0028
2012    Lynette Wayne, Education Minnesota – Hastings, Local 7106
2011    Janet Luttmers, Winona Education Association, Local 7290
2010    John Mueller, St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Local 0028
2009    Sharon Kjellberg, Mounds View Education Association, Local 7180
2008    Mary Broderick, St. Cloud Education Association, Local 7250
2007    Carmen Peters, Sauk Rapids-Rice Education Association. Local 7236
2006    Julie Jagusch, Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota, Local 7007
2005    Judy Rohde, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Education Association, Local 7192
2004     Jim Smola, Dakota County United Educators, Local 2006
2003    William Rasmussen, Bloomington Federation of Teachers, Local 1182
2002    Warren Bradbury, St. Cloud Education Association, Local 7250  
2001    Sandra Peterson, Robbinsdale Federation of Teachers, Local 0872
and Judy Schaubach, State Residential Schools Education Association, Local 7258


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June/July 2019
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