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June-July 2021


President’s message | Brooklyn Center educators go above, beyond for community | Osseo ESPs embrace ambitious bargaining campaign | Virtual convention focuses on equity work of union | Legislature not quite done as regular session ends | Educators support locked out Teamsters union workers | Judge enforces prep time for those in multiple learning models | Zimmerman puts student needs at the core of all her work | Davidson leads with deep care for students, colleagues | SPFE honored for solidarity after strike | Filing open for Education Minnesota officer, NEA director positions June 1 | State Fair booth volunteer shifts open | Summer Seminar to be virtual, but includes local opportunities

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April-May 2021


President’s message | Educators use union power to ensure safety for students, staff | Poll shows education debt stress widespread across Minnesota  | Online dashboard shows why districts need fully funded schools | Hopkins Education Association, school board pass joint call for full funding | Lake City paraprofessionals become newest ESP union | Court rules for unions in dues refund case | Ag educator connects students, content using TikTok | Prior Lake-Savage Coalition for Teachers of Color brings equity work to forefront of local union | Eden Prairie preschool teachers settle first contract | Grants and development opportunities | All relicensure courses, plus more, now available on MEA Online!

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February-March 2021


President’s message | Two new research papers focus on important education issues  | COVID, vaccine updates available for all members online  | Legislative session begins with focus on COVID relief | ESP Bill of Rights a key part of legislative agenda again | Special ed teacher motivates students with special guests | Science teachers prepare, develop PD for new standards | TRA Board elections approaching | Ellison receives national award for his commitment to his students, union  | New Racial Equity Advocates begin important work | Member honor roll | Connecting aspiring educators to their union, profession | Professional development | Delegate selection underway for 2021 Virtual Rep Convention | Education Minnesota Foundation spring professional development grant deadlines approaching

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December-January 2020-2021


President’s message | Dennard brings passion to student, union work | Virtual MEA conference offers PD in a new way | Online, free professional development offerings expand | Transgender rights in schools supported by court decision | Educators step up to make sure everyone votes | #edmnvotes in action | Legislative session will look different, still be busy | How to stay informed, get involved this legislative session | Delegate selection for 2021 NEA RA | Member honor roll | Professional development | Three seats open on TRA Board | Loan forgiveness program tools online

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October-November 2020


President’s message | Mayo seeks educators for research | Reopening plans bring locals together to fight for safety, equity | Hassan makes sure students, teachers of color are seen | Nine others honored as Teacher of the Year finalists | League of Latinx Educators celebrate heritage month | Fund to provide support for school, child care workers | MEA conference moves online | Dr. Bettina Love to deliver keynote on abolitionist teaching | Unity campaign needed now more than ever, says leaders | Many options to vote safely | Education Minnesota endorsed candidates | Grants | Part-time field program allows for next step in Union advocacy | Teacher of the Year nominations open


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August-September 2020


President's message | MEA conference will be virtual | Plans for fall bring importance of educator voices to forefront | Education Minnesota continues fight for racial equity | Licensure extensions, changes due to pandemic | Free PD offerings move online | Fund created to help school, child care workers during COVID-19 closures | Member voices driving work of Unity Campaign | Education Minnesota endorsed candidates | 2020-21 Education Minnesota Foundation grant deadlines | Local races can have major impact on schools this fall | Nominations open for 2020 ESP of the Year