Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan pledged Tuesday to spend the money necessary to help students catch up from COVID-19 disruptions and transform public education so Minnesota schools will better serve the needs of all students, no matter where they live or what they look like.
Education Minnesota applauds Gov. Tim Walz’s decision to start vaccinating educators and open community vaccination sites around the state.
The sweeping education plan presented Monday by Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan represents a large step forward on three of the biggest challenges facing public education, including recovering from the pandemic, chronic underfunding and persistent racial gaps, Education Minnesota President Denise Specht said.
Loosening restrictions on activities associated with community spread of COVID-19, as the governor did Wednesday, could jeopardize the planned reopening of elementary school buildings starting Jan. 18, warned Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota.