2020 news releases


Dec. 16: Education Minnesota supports new path to reopening school buildings, if safety rules are enforced and virus continues to withdraw
Dec. 8: Education Minnesota supports a vaccine rollout that prioritizes educators as ‘essential workers’ so school buildings can reopen safely
Dec. 1: Forecast gives state room to rebuild, improve schools after COVID-19


Nov. 18: It’s time to come together and slow the virus before our hospitals and schools are overwhelmed
Nov. 18: Osseo special education support professional named 2020-21 Education Support Professional of the Year
Nov. 12: Everyday choices will determine how Minnesota schools get through the fall surge of COVID-19
Nov. 7: Voters choose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as next president and vice president of the United States 
Nov. 4: Voters picked Biden and Harris because they want results on COVID-19, support for public schools 


Oct. 31: Education Minnesota celebrates 100+ get-out-the-vote events to finish the 2020 election season
Oct. 13: 2020 MEA conference goes virtual; features sessions on racial equity, mental health, distance learning
Oct. 12: Survey of educators finds nearly one-third are considering leaving the profession due to stress, overwhelming workload
Oct. 2: Education Minnesota condemns hateful rhetoric and supports Teacher of the Year’s call to get out the vote
Oct. 2: Minnesotans must stay vigilant as COVID-19 cases rise in schools
Oct. 1: Nominations open for 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year


Sept. 2: Education Minnesota brings school calendar tradition online


Aug. 31: Educators encourage districts to only reopen school buildings when it’s safe to do so
Aug. 6: Qorsho Hassan is 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Aug. 3: New Minnesota Teacher of the Year to be named on Thursday


July 30: Education Minnesota cautions there’s still a ‘tremendous amount of work’ to make buildings safe for students and educators
July 23: Survey: Educators prefer distance learning for the fall
July 22: Education Minnesota rallies for safe learning in the fall, presents survey data on preferred mode of instruction
July 9: Reopening schools requires a plan that is safe, effective and sustainable
July 9: Education Minnesota starts a new phase of 'Believe in We' campaign for fully funding public education
July 1: Education Minnesota endorses candidates for Legislature


June 30: Despite Supreme Court setback, Education Minnesota pledges to resist spread of private-school vouchers in Minnesota
June 24: Fund created to help school, child care workers during COVID-19 closures
June 18: Planning for back-to-school must include focus on equity, voices of classroom educators
June 2: Education Minnesota calls for resignation of Minneapolis police union president


May 26: Education Minnesota condemns death of black man in custody of Minneapolis police
May 18: Legislature adjourns with important work for educators left undone
May 16: Senate GOP rejects provision to protect essential educators
May 7: Education Minnesota endorses Omar, Peterson, Phillips and Feehan
May 5: Minnesota must continue investing in its residents during pandemic


April 23: Education Minnesota: Governor’s decision on distance learning ‘heartbreaking,’ but correct for student safety
April 7: Ten selected as Teacher of the Year finalists


March 30: Education Minnesota statement on omission of education policy in COVID-19 assistance package
March 25: Education Minnesota: Educators ready for weeks of distance learning
March 16: Joint statement on COVID-19 preparedness and response in schools
March 15: Education Minnesota praises planning break for Minnesota schools
March 13: Educators need to keep themselves, students, safe in pandemic
March 13: St. Paul strike inspired educators throughout the state
March 10: Education Minnesota supports expansion of full-service community schools
March 10: Education Minnesota supports St. Paul educator strike
March 6: Education Minnesota testifies in favor of proven opportunity gap solutions
March 5: Rising graduation rates could improve even faster with sufficient funding
March 4: Education Minnesota calls for Legislature to improve conditions in intermediate districts
March 4: Education Minnesota supports bills to boost the profession


Feb. 28: Education Minnesota supports bill to reduce discrimination in school discipline
Feb. 27: Larger budget surplus offers an opportunity to boost education equity
Feb. 25: Teacher of the Year candidate field narrowed to 36 semifinalists
Feb. 24: Education Minnesota endorses Josiah Hill for state Senate
Feb. 24: Education Minnesota calls on Legislature to expand trauma-informed training
Feb. 19: Education Minnesota announces continued support for bill to attract and retain more teachers of color
Feb. 11: Education Minnesota endorses Tina Smith for U.S. Senate
Feb. 11: Education Minnesota endorses reelection of U.S. Rep. Angie Craig
Feb. 11: Education Minnesota endorses McCollum for U.S. House


Jan. 24: 134 teachers are candidates for 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Jan. 8: Education Minnesota opposes proposed constitutional amendment on education