News releases



Oct. 15: Educators to share continued struggles of teaching, learning during pandemic
Oct. 7: State reports 11th death of school staff member from COVID-19
Oct. 4: Education Minnesota names Lucking as new executive director


Sept. 29: Nominations open for 2022 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Sept. 23: State reports ninth and 10th deaths of school staff members from COVID-19
Sept. 20: Essential workers push legislative group for a deal on COVID pay
Sept. 13: Public school leaders pledge to support and expand education equity programs intended to make schools more safe, welcoming and effective for all students
Sept. 10: Education Minnesota expects federal vaccine mandates to affect most Minnesota schools, but questions remain
Sept. 9: Minnesota students return to classrooms as districts receive historic new investments in public education


Aug. 27: 2021 MCAs show need for more student support this fall
Aug. 11: Rochester educator is 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Aug. 11: Education Minnesota encourages state government to work with its education employees to quickly create vaccination policies
Aug. 11: Education Minnesota supports vaccination of educators ahead of 2021-22 school year


July 28: Education Minnesota supports safe and equitable return to in-person learning this fall


June 30: Education budget, Walz investments, create lasting, equitable investments in Minnesota schools
June 23: Education budget deal large enough to prevent and reverse layoffs
June 17: MN Health Department reports 8th death of a school staff member to COVID-19
June 10: Employees at Hiawatha Academies vote to unionize
June 10: Graduation rates improve, but show the need for more support for students
June 4: Great River School votes to unionize


May 25: Education Minnesota statement on the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd
May 17: Budget deal may protect schools but doesn’t solve long-term funding problems in education
May 14: Petition to increase school funding earns more than 20,000 signatures
May 13: State reports 7th death of a school staff member from COVID-19
May 4: Hiawatha Academies, Great River School staff announce unionizing efforts


April 27: Nine selected as Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalists
April 26: MN Health Department confirms COVID-19 death of school-aged child
April 26: Support for students, educators available after shots fired in Robbinsdale school
April 22: State reports sixth death of school staff member tied to COVID-19 in schools, total cases top 21,000 
April 20: Education Minnesota responds to guilty verdicts in the case against former officer Chauvin
April 12: Education Minnesota joins with Minnesotans calling for justice for Daunte Wright


March 24: Education Minnesota presents online dashboard of funding shortfalls for local school districts
March 23: House budget targets move Minnesota in the right direction but fall short of fully funding public education
March 18: Poll: Student debt stresses Minnesotans as they struggle to recover from COVID economy
March 18: Fifth school staffer dies of COVID-19, total infections linked to schools passes 16,000
March 17: Education Minnesota stands in support of Asian–American and Pacific Islander educators and students
March 12: Education Minnesota supports teacher layoff language that encourages workforce diversity while protecting due process
March 11: Education Minnesota welcomes urgency and attention to summer school and students’ pandemic recovery
March 11: Total COVID-19 infections linked to Minnesota schools passes 15,000; Another death of a school staff member reported
March 10: Teacher of the Year candidate field narrowed to 25 semifinalists
March 9: Commissioner Ricker was an advocate for students, voice for educators during the pandemic


Feb. 26: Budget forecast is more evidence of an economy rigged for the rich
Feb. 19: Enrollment dip signals need for Legislature to act quickly on education funding
Feb. 17: Challenges remain for the last few Minnesota districts to offer in-person learning
Feb. 12: CDC recommends layers of mitigation strategies to operate schools safely during the pandemic
Feb. 12: Federal judge rules for Education Minnesota in fair-share fees lawsuit
Feb. 11: Educators: MCAs will take valuable time away from student learning
Feb. 5: 75 teachers are candidates for Minnesota Teacher of the Year 


Jan. 26: Governor commits to 'Due North' education agenda with bold budget
Jan. 25: Education Minnesota applauds the ambition of Gov. Walz’s education plan, ‘Due North’
Jan. 18: Education Minnesota applauds Walz decision to begin vaccinating educators
Jan. 6: Education Minnesota warns latest COVID-19 move could threaten the safe reopening of school buildings