2016 news releases


December

Dec. 2: Educators remind Minnesota lawmakers: Schools are the engine of the economy, and engines need fuel

November

Nov. 16: Education Minnesota pledges to support students during prosecution of Philando Castile's death
Nov. 16: Behavior intervention specialist named ESP of the Year
Nov. 11 Deadline approaching to nominate for Teacher of the Year
Nov. 9: Educators feel duty to bridge state's divides after Trump win
Nov. 7: Education Minnesota responds to TFA move by University of Minnesota

October

Oct. 26: Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging teachers' due process rights
Oct. 17: MEA conference puts emphasis on training, attracting new teachers
Oct. 3: News conference today: Bullying in presidential race

September

Sept. 30: Rep. Ellison to join educators in rejecting bully politics
Sept. 29: 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominations open Oct. 1

August

Aug. 22: Education Minnesota responds to Vergara ruling
Aug. 22: Education Minnesota releases new ad welcoming students back to school

July

July 28: MCA results provide little useful information for parents, educators
July 19: Educators to march for social justice Tuesday
July 17: Education Minnesota mourns death of former Gov. Wendell Anderson
July 8: After killings in Dallas, Education Minnesota calls for peaceful progress
July 7: Education Minnesota mourns the death of colleague Philando Castile

June

June 29: Community School of Excellence educators ratify contract
June 22: Education Minnesota supports striking nurses because 'the outcome of this dispute affects us all'
June 21: Educators reach tentative agreement with Community School of Excellence
June 13: CSE educators call on administrators to 'do the right thing' and keep school open
June 7: Education Minnesota calls staff cuts at charter school 'shocking'
June 1:  Special session needed for MnSCU, teacher retention

May

May 31: Education Minnesota commends veto of pension bill
May 23: Education Minnesota calls for important fixes to education bill
May 16: Education Minnesota cautions parents that new court ruling allows unlicensed pre-K teachers
May 15: Minneapolis language arts teacher is 2016 Teacher of the Year
May 11: Education Minnesota endorses Schindler, Solo for state Legislature
May 11:  New Minnesota Teacher of the Year to be announced this Sunday, May 15

April

April 30: Education Minnesota delegates elect state, national union leaders
April 14: California court rules for unions in due process case
April 13: Disparities lawsuit unfairly targets teachers
April 7: House majority: No surplus money for student needs
April 5: 11 selected as Teacher of the Year finalists
April 4: Minnesota Coalition for Education Equity calls for smart investments to improve racial equity in education

March

March 29: Workers elated by Supreme Court decision on Friedrichs
March 22: Education Minnesota: State desegregation rules need changes
March 15: Education Minnesota: Governor invests surplus in state's future
March 11: Report: More autonomy, stress reduction and financial support among solutions to Minnesota teacher shortage
March 9: Education Minnesota applauds Dayton's continued commitment to education
March 1: Teacher of the Year candidate field narrowed to 34 semifinalists

February

Feb. 26: Budget surplus provides opportunity to invest in children
Feb. 22: Minnesota's graduation rate continues steady improvement
Feb. 11: Education Minnesota makes endorsements in 9 races
Feb. 3: 114 teachers are candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

January

Jan. 25: Education Minnesota and Minnesota Teacher of Year program mourn Blegen loss
Jan. 25: New report presents the benefits of universal access to high-quality preschool