News & Updates

Show your commitment to our union

We're asking all active members to show administration, students, communities and each other that we are committed to working together to improve public education.

Candidate support sessions begin soon

Find out why more than 112,000 teachers have chosen to pursue National Board Certification and why they say it’s the best time and money they’ve ever spent.

2018 TOY nominations now open

Know an educator who deserves recognition? You can nominate a teacher for 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Nominations are open through Nov. 15 .

Mark your calendar


Minnesota Educator Academy

Date: October 20, 2017 08:00 AM

Contact: Ilissa Morrow

Location: St. Paul River Centre
175 W. Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul

Description: The Minnesota Educator Academy largest professional development opportunity for educators. It is held at the Saint Paul River Centre in downtown St. Paul. The conference includes a full day of activities on Thursday, Oct. 19, and a half-day program on Friday, Oct. 20.

2017 MEA details


Core training MRA I

October 28

Core training MRA I

Date: October 28, 2017 09:00 AM

Contact: Clara Waddell, 320-253-2530

Location: Education Minnesota St. Cloud Office
3051 Second Street S., St. Cloud

Description: Member Rights Advocacy (MRA) Part I

One of the indicators of a strong local is a diverse team of knowledgeable, well-trained elected and appointed leaders. That includes Member Rights Advocates, who deal directly with members to address their concerns, resolve their problems and enforce our contracts.

MRA I: This session explores the fundamentals of advocacy, valuing member concerns and managing conflict. The Advocacy Model is introduced (five hours).

Learn more here.

Host: Mid-Minnesota United


National Science Teachers Association Conference

Date: October 29, 2017 07:30 AM

Contact: Conference website

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 South Second Ave., Minneapolis


To help you make the most of the professional development opportunities available at the Minneapolis conference, the Conference Committee has planned the conference around three strands that explore topics of current significance, enabling you to focus on a specific area of interest or need.

  • Teaching Science in a Connected World
  • STEMify Instruction Through Collaboration Across the Curriculum
  • Celebrating Elementary Science and Literacy Connections F
For more information, visit the conference website.


Super Saturday Relicensure

Date: November 04, 2017 07:30 AM

Contact: Deb Zinda Hanson, 320-235-7220

Location: Willmar High School
2701 30th St. N.E., Willmar

Description: This event is for Education Minnesota members only.