Getting 'back to normal' isn't good enough
The pandemic has thrown us into a tailspin and tossed our routines for back to school like a garden salad. More than one educator I know has said, sounding scared and tired, they just want life to go “back to normal.” Read more.


MEA conference will be virtual this year
The 2020 MEA conference will feature live sessions via webinar on Thursday, Oct. 15. There will also be new relicensure course offerings on Education Minnesota’s online learning platform LearnUpon for members to complete at their own pace. Read more.


Plans for fall bring importance of educator voices to forefront
With the state’s official guidance for what education will look like this fall out, educators are now continuing to advocate for themselves and students. Read more.


All-member survey results
Education Minnesota surveyed its members via email July 16-20 about their feelings and thoughts about the best way to resume public education during the COVID-19 crisis. More than 20,500 members responded. Read more.


Education Minnesota continues fight for racial equity
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Education Minnesota has recommitted to its work of being a part of fighting back racism in our communities and in systems, like public education and labor unions. Read more.


Licensure extensions, changes due to pandemic
The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board and the Legislature made changes to some timelines around teacher licensure and renewal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Education Minnesota staff have been monitoring those changes and want to keep you updated. Read more.

Free PD offerings move online
Education Minnesota’s professional development offerings are now becoming available on the platform, LearnUpon. Education Minnesota members will be able to access free professional development to improve their professional practice and earn CEU credits for relicensure as well as build union understanding and power. Read more.


Fund to provide support for school, child care workers
The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Education Minnesota, SEIU Local 284 and ISAIAH’s Kids Count On Us Coalition created a fund to help school workers, child care workers and educators suffering financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Member voices driving work of Unity Campaign
Education Minnesota’s Unity Campaign is focusing on electing pro-public education candidates this fall and fighting for what our schools and all of our students, no matter what they look like or where they come from, need to achieve their dreams. Read more.

Education Minnesota endorsed candidates
Education Minnesota screening teams have recommended the following candidates for election as of July 30. More endorsements will be available at www.educationminnesota.org before Election Day. Read more.

2020-21 Education Minnesota Foundation grant deadlines
The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has multiple grants with a deadline approaching. For details about the grants and how to apply, go to www.edmnfoundation.org. Read more.

Local races can have big impact on schools this fall
Education Minnesota can help your local union create a campaign plan to win your levy or school board election this fall and in the future. Read more.


Nominations open for 2020 ESP of the Year
Nominations are open until Sept. 27 for the next Education Minnesota Education Support Professional of the Year. Read more.


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