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Nov. 14: St. Peter paraprofessional named 2018 Education Support Professional of the Year

Biographies of the three officers elected to lead Education Minnesota.

Public education was front and center of many Election 2018 victories, including two teachers winning the governor and state auditor races and overwhelming support for local levy referendums.

The ESP of the Year receives a $1,000 honorarium, an iPad and a trip to the National Education Association’s Education Support Professional National Conference.

Teacher protests inspired far more educators to seek office than previously believed, the National Education Association says.

More than 1,400 Education Minnesota members from across the state packed the Saint Paul RiverCentre on Thursday to network, get CEUs and mingle with education exhibitors.

Education Minnesota’s endorsed candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, Tim Walz and Tina Smith, are now officially the DFL party’s nominees after the primary election Aug. 14.

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

The National Education Association’s yearly celebration of reading, Read Across America, is focusing on celebrating a nation of diverse readers.

Education Minnesota joined the Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota and helped host a conference for current and aspiring teachers this August.

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

The Minnesota Teacher of the Year program, now in its 55th 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. Nominations for 2019 now open!

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

Honor an exceptional educator by nominating her or him for the National Education Association Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence.

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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October/November 2018
MFT ESP organizing campaign; 2018 MEA conference preview; Speak out against politics of division; 2018 campaign microsite; NBCT network support; Giveaway brings unions together; 2019 NEA RA delegate selection; 2019 TOY nominations open; Opportunities.

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