Educators advocated for what they need in a meeting with a legislator, who then went a wrote a bill. While it didn’t pass, they are not giving up.
Besides Lancaster, 10 other teachers were also finalists for 2022 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. Here are their reflections on why they teach.
Sarah Lancaster knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was asked to read to her classmates in kindergarten.
Education Minnesota hosted a town hall for its members on the new social studies standards and Ethnic Studies strand in February.
Educators throughout Minnesota are starting to see their loans forgiven through the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, thanks to recent waivers and changes from the Biden administration and the work of both our national unions.
Most local unions across Minnesota either recently settled or are still trying to settle their 2021-23 contract. Many are using their contract to make important changes in order to support their members and their schools. Four locals shared their stories with the Minnesota Educator.
Minneapolis and Saint Paul are the latest examples of locals who have two or more bargaining units in negotiations and whose licensed staff are putting education support professional issues at the forefront.
The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Education Support Professionals teacher and education support professional chapters went on strike March 8, the first educator strike in the city in 52 years.
The latest phase in Education Minnesota’s “Believe in ‘We’” paid media campaign is a series of new ads that began airing online and on statewide television.
Congratulations to the Education Minnesota members who have been honored for their work in the last year.