Revitalizing the state’s public schools and colleges should be state leaders’ top priority for the unexpected surge in the state’s budget surplus announced Monday, said Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota.
The mental health crisis among educators and students in Minnesota’s schools has reached an alarming level, according to new survey results from of the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.
Education Minnesota responded Monday to the “Parents Bill of Rights” package of legislation from Republican senators that would micromanage the distribution of school syllabi and create a new voucher program for K-12 schools.
On behalf of the educators of Intermediate District 287, the scene of a shooting that left one student dead and another severely wounded Tuesday, the president of Education Minnesota-Intermediate District 287 Local 2209 released the following statement.
Education Minnesota President Denise Specht along with educators from across the state will discuss the union’s priorities for the 2022 legislative session at a news conference Monday.
The 2022 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be chosen from a field of 77 candidates. These candidates have accepted their nominations and completed the required materials to become eligible for the honor.
Education Minnesota responded Tuesday to the presentation by Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan of their budget for supporting Minnesota’s children and families.
Twelve school workers have now died of COVID-19 during the current school year, bringing the total staff deaths since August 2020 to 20, according to the weekly data release from the Minnesota Department of Health, which reported the latest death.