Minnesota school workers, along with parents, union leaders and legislative leaders, on Wednesday demanded that any deal on the unemployment trust fund include a fix on a decades-old exclusion of hourly school workers from unemployment insurance.
Gov. Tim Walz presented real solutions to challenges in Minnesota’s schools, including student hunger and untreated mental illness, during his State of the State speech Sunday evening. In response, Education Minnesota President Denise Specht released the following statement.
President Denise Specht and Secretary-Treasurer Rodney Rowe were reelected Saturday at the Education Minnesota Representative Convention. Richfield teacher Monica Byron was elected vice president.
The 2022 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be chosen from a group of 11 teachers from across the state who have been named finalists in the program. An independent selection panel of 22 leaders in the areas of education, business, government and nonprofits selected the finalists from a group of 25 semifinalists. There were 77 candidates for this program year.
The package of permanent tax cuts favoring the wealthiest Minnesotans presented in the Minnesota Senate on Tuesday would leave the state without enough resources to provide students with all the academic and emotional support they need to succeed, said Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota.
Graduation rates dipped slightly during the pandemic and significant gaps by race and class persist, according to 2021 data released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Education.
On Tuesday, educators and parents will talk about how budget reductions will affect their students and school districts and call on the Legislature to quit sitting on the surplus and settle up with public schools that have been shortchanged for years.
Education Minnesota responded Thursday to the presentation by Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan of their supplemental budget for the 2022 session of the Minnesota Legislature.
For his unwavering support of students and their educators through his first term, Education Minnesota, the largest labor union in Minnesota, has endorsed the reelection of Gov. Tim Walz.
The field of possible candidates for this year’s Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor has been narrowed to 25. An independent selection panel of 22 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 77 candidates from across the state.