2019 news releases


Dec. 5: Budget surplus offers opportunity for Minnesota students


Nov. 20: St. Paul bilingual family liaison named Education Support Professional of the Year
Nov. 6: Voters overwhelmingly support new levies for schools
Nov. 1: Minnesota State faculty file $1.6 million in claims for back pay


Oct. 30: Reversing racial gaps will require massive new investments in education
Oct. 16: 2019 MEA conference features sessions on student mental health, racial equity in education
Oct. 14: Claims for pay back for college faculty hit $1 million


Sept. 30: Nominations open for 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Sept. 27: Wage claims to Minnesota State near $700,000


Aug. 29: New 'State of Our Students' report puts student data in context


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


May 22: MSCF settles lawsuit with Minnesota State over unpaid wages
May 21: State leaders agree to disappointing state budget
May 19: Important decisions still pending on education budget
May 18: Hundreds of educators raise their voices at Capitol rally
May 15: Referendum results show growing unfairness in school finance
May 15: Education rally scheduled for Saturday in the state Capitol
May 13: Education Minnesota slams Senate budget proposal as inadequate, immoral
May 7: Education Minnesota think tank presents new report on building equitable schools
May 5: South St. Paul teacher is 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
May 1: New teacher of the year to be named Sunday


April 25: Public meeting on education Saturday, April 27 in NE Minneapolis
April 23: Minnesota House passes $900M increase to education budget
April 23: Education Minnesota stands with union sued as part of national anti-labor campaign
April 23: Gaps in grad rates shows need for more student support
April 12: Public meeting on education Saturday, April 13, with Sen. Bobby Joe Champion and Rep. Ray Dehn
April 11: Education Minnesota starts a new phase of ‘Believe in We’ campaign for fully funding public education
April 9: Floodwood voters reject referendum, triggering layoffs and budget cuts
April 8: Nine selected as Teacher of the Year finalists
April 5: Public meeting on education Saturday, April 6, with state Sen. Abeler
April 3: Walz makes funding public education a priority in State of the State address


March 28: Senate majority budget will trigger layoffs and other cuts to neighborhood schools
March 27: Educators, lawmakers share new bill to bring transparency, accountability to student loan industry 
March 26: New bill to bring transparency and accountability to student loan industry in Minnesota
March 25: Educators applaud House budget for bold investments and tax fairness
March 12: Minnesota educators to meet with Walz, Hortman, Bakk
March 4: Educators call for restoration of high standards for earning a Minnesota teaching license
March 1: Education Minnesota calls for renewed focus on recruiting and retaining teachers after due process lawsuit ends


Feb. 28: Education Minnesota calls for removing barriers to student success by fully funding schools through tax reform
Feb. 25: Teacher of the Year candidate field narrowed to 40 semifinalists
Feb. 19: Education Minnesota support historic funding increase for schools
Feb. 15: Education Minnesota calls for fully funding public education with new taxes on the wealthy
Feb. 14: Education Minnesota describes the benefits of fully funding public education


Jan. 22: Court dismisses meritless attack on teachers' due process rights
Jan. 21: Education Minnesota endorses Stu Lourey in Senate special election
Jan. 18: A near-record 168 teachers are candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year