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News releases from the current year and previous years. 

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March 16: Governor's budget sets the right course on education but should go further


Biographies of the three officers elected to lead Education Minnesota.

Back to school isn’t just for students. Research shows parents play a key role in their child's education.

Stories from media sources around the state, updated Monday through Friday.

The Minnesota Teacher of the Year program, now in its 54rd year, is the oldest and most prestigious recognition program in Minnesota to honor excellence in education.

This award honors a member, local union or intermediate organization that has worked to protect educators' and students' human rights.

Recognize the work of a member who has engaged educators, parents and the community on social justice issues.

Applications for the 2019 Awards for Teaching Excellence are now open

The Peterson-Schaubach Outstanding Leadership Award is given annually to an Education Minnesota leader (local or state) who has made outstanding contributions to Education Minnesota or its locals through demonstration of Education Minnesota’s Statements of Principle.

All nominations must be submitted by a Governing Board member.

Peterson-Schaubach Award Winners

2017    Don Sinner, Education Minnesota Lakeville, Local 1803
2016    Bob Millette, Education Minnesota Fairmont, Local 7084
2015    William Hjertstedt, Elk River Education Association, Local 7079
2014    Kit Hawkins, Rochester Education Association, Local 7225
2013    Mary Cathryn Ricker, St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Local 0028
2012    Lynette Wayne, Education Minnesota – Hastings, Local 7106
2011    Janet Luttmers, Winona Education Association, Local 7290
2010    John Mueller, St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Local 0028
2009    Sharon Kjellberg, Mounds View Education Association, Local 7180
2008    Mary Broderick, St. Cloud Education Association, Local 7250
2007    Carmen Peters, Sauk Rapids-Rice Education Association. Local 7236
2006    Julie Jagusch, Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota, Local 7007
2005    Judy Rohde, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Education Association, Local 7192
2004     Jim Smola, Dakota County United Educators, Local 2006
2003    William Rasmussen, Bloomington Federation of Teachers, Local 1182
2002    Warren Bradbury, St. Cloud Education Association, Local 7250  
2001    Sandra Peterson, Robbinsdale Federation of Teachers, Local 0872
and Judy Schaubach, State Residential Schools Education Association, Local 7258


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March 2018
New EPIC paper; Local contracts update; Unions launch Janus ad campaign; Farmington band director honored; Read Across America preview; New NBCT teachers; 2018 RC information; Teacher of the Year semifinalists; Summer Seminar call for workshops; Opportunities.

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