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Together, we’re going to reach the light at end of the tunnel
Certain politicians can say whatever they want, but Joe Biden is going to be the next president of the United States because millions of voters came together to insist their government care for all its citizens, regardless of what they look like, where they live or how they pray. Read more.


Dennard brings passion to student, union work
Michelle Dennard’s life has been driven by her desire to continue to learn.  She started work as an education support professional in a special education program to learn more after her niece was diagnosed with autism. Read more.


Virtual MEA conference offers PD in a new way
The 2020 MEA conference was held virtually Oct. 15 with nearly 30 live sessions, and many online asynchronous classes available for educators.  More than 1,100 educators logged on to sessions throughout the day. The conference was once again open to Education Minnesota members and aspiring educators only. Read more.


Online, free professional development offerings expand
With the addition of many of the MEA Conference sessions, Education Minnesota’s LearnUpon platform continues to expand its offerings.  More than 500 members are accessing LearnUpon each week, accessing the free, high-quality professional development. Read more.


Transgender rights in schools supported by court decision
In 2015, N.H. was a freshman at Coon Rapids High School and on the school’s swim team. His normal start to a school year was not a foregone conclusion, though; N.H. is transgender and his mother had worked with the school district to make sure that her son would be safe at school.  Read more.


Educators step up to make sure everyone votes
In 2018, Education Minnesota launched a program where educators talked with their colleagues about the importance of voting. This year, the program added in talking with friends, family, parents and community members. Read more.


#edmnvotes in action
More than 110 get-out-the vote events were held by local union Worksite Unity Leaders in the week leading up to Election Day! The events were held to encourage educators, parents and community members to vote.Read more.

Legislative session will look different, still be busy
The 2021 Minnesota legislative session promises to be a busy one as state lawmakers grapple with crafting a two-year state budget amid a global pandemic that threatens our health, safety and economic security.   Read more.


How to stay informed, get involved this legislative session
This legislative session is poised to look like no other. While final details on exactly how the session will run are being worked out, Education Minnesota still wants as many members as possible engaged in the process.  Read more.


Delegate selection for 2021 NEA RA
The National Education Association Representative Assembly, the major decision-making body for the NEA, is currently planned to be held in person July 2-6 in Denver, CO. Read more.


Member honor roll
2020 Minnesota Rural Education Association Educators of Excellence, 2020 WEM Outstanding Educator Awards, School Nurse Organization of Minnesota Nurse of the Year award , Minnesota Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2020 MN Teacher of the Year… Read more.


Professional development
A guide to various options for professional development, grants, and scholarships that are available. Read more.


Three seats open on TRA Board
Applications for Education Minnesota’s parttime field staff program are now open. The program serves as a step for members to increase their union activism by taking on a part-time Education Minnesota staff role. Read more.


Loan forgiveness program tools online
Education Minnesota’s partnership with the loan forgiveness program Summer continues. As a member, you have free access to the service. Read more.



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