2017 news releases

December

Dec. 13: Education Minnesota supports decision to appoint Tina Smith to U.S. Senate
 

November

Nov. 27: Educators to protest GOP tax bill outside Rep. Paulsen's office
Nov. 16: Education Minnesota hosts gubernatorial debate Friday night
Nov. 15: Albany administrative assistant named Education Support Professional of the Year
Nov. 14: Educators confident in previous rulings on due process lawsuit
Nov. 9: 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominations close Nov. 15
Nov. 8: Staff at Isanti charter school joins Education Minnesota
Nov. 8: Voters overwhelmingly support schools on Election Day
 

October

Oct. 31: Sending taxpayer money to unaccountable private schools is not the answer
Oct. 18: MEA conference emphasizes restorative practices, attracting new teachers
 

September

Sept. 29: Nominations open today for 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Sept. 28: Billionaire funders using Janus to weaken American labor
Sept. 26: Education Minnesota opposed licensure law because it lowered standards
Sept. 18: ESSA plan raises community voices, but preserves too much testing
Sept. 5: Minnesota educators strive to make school safe and welcoming, despite latest attack on immigrants
Sept. 5: Minnesota Court of Appeals upholds due process protections for teachers


August

Aug. 18: Education Minnesota welcomes Minnesota back to class in new TV ad
Aug. 15: New podcast features Education Minnesota’s Facing Inequities and Racism in Education program
Aug. 7: Educators: Parents should look beyond test scores for measures of progress


July

July 6: Anniversary of Castile’s death reminds educators of the work to be done

 

June

June 28: Due process protections for teachers benefit parents and students
June 16: Castile ruling doesn't change the challenge for Minnesota educators and students of color


May

May 30: Protecting teacher quality is worth more negotiations
May 24: Educators: It's time to drop the lights on this circus
May 19: UPDATE: Rally for public education moved to Capitol Rotunda
May 18: Educators to rally for public education at the Capitol on Saturday
May 12: Educators support governor’s veto of inadequate education bill
May 7: Mound Westonka language arts teacher is Minnesota Teacher of the Year
May 2: New Minnesota Teacher of the Year to be announced this Sunday, May 7


April

April 10: 11 selected as Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalists


March

March 28: Educators: Replace suspensions and expulsions with more effective 'restorative practices'
March 22: Education Minnesota launches new ad campaign, "Believe in 'We"'
March 17: Dayton proposes smart investment in expanded pre-k
March 16: House leadership shows priorities with new layoff mandate
March 16: Trump budget part of larger attack on public education
March 6: OLA report findsd flaws in standardized testing in Minnesota
March 1: Teacher of the Year candidate field narrowed to 37 semifinalists

February

Feb. 28: Budget surplus gives state opportunity to build on success
Feb. 23: Education Minnesota expects good news on grad rates to continue
Feb. 23: Education Minnesota responds to Trump ruling on transgender students
Feb. 17: Teachers: It's time to refocus on the needs of students
Feb. 7: Education Minnesota responds to DeVos confirmation
Feb. 2: Report shows challenges ahead for recruiting, retaining Minnesota teachers

January

Jan. 31: Minnesota educators hope for the best with Betsy DeVos
Jan. 30: Minnesota educators call Muslim ban 'wrong,' pledge to resist politics of fear
Jan. 26: 132 teachers are candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Jan. 23: Press conference on school voucher resistance Tuesday
Jan. 9: Education Minnesota responds to latest attempt to silence teachers