Eight school staff members have died of COVID-19 in the current school year, matching the number of staffers who died during the entire previous school year, according to data released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Strong majorities of Minnesota voters on Tuesday supported their local school districts in levy referendums and rejected school board candidates that wanted to deny students access to the information and skills they will need to thrive in a multiracial Minnesota.
Seven school staff members have now died of COVID-19 so far this school year, nearly equaling the eight staffers who died the entire previous school year, according to data released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Education Minnesota President Denise Specht called on state and school leaders to “be bold” in their plans to vaccinate all school-age children against COVID-19 after an U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel endorsed on Tuesday the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old.
School leaders around the state must do more to protect students and staff from the dangerous delta variant of the coronavirus, Education Minnesota said Thursday after the state health department reported the first death of a student from COVID-19 this school year and two more staff deaths.
Educators from throughout Minnesota will attend the annual MEA conference on Thursday to attend more than 50 classes with the most popular covering topics on racial and gender equity and student mental health.
Rochester paraprofessionals and teachers will be joined by Education Minnesota President Denise Specht on Monday afternoon to share stories of educating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Education Minnesota repeated its call for educators and other adults in the school community to keep themselves and their students safe after the Minnesota Department of Health reported the third death of a school staff member in the current school year. Eleven school staff members have now died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
The governing board of Education Minnesota has selected veteran policy analyst, political strategist and social studies teacher Carrie Lucking as the next executive director of the largest labor union in the state of Minnesota.
Everyone remembers a favorite teacher, someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime. Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate that unique educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.