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Pandemic didn’t change need for fully funded public education
The pandemic hasn’t shaken the belief of most Minnesotans that every child, no matter their grade, color or ZIP code, deserves a safe, welcoming school that prepares its students to pursue their dreams.” Read more.


Mayo seeks educators for research
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester are working toward stopping the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 by asymptomatic people, and they need the help of frontline educators for an ongoing study Read more.


Reopening plans bring locals together to fight for safety, equity
As school districts across the state began to put together their plans, local unions took the opportunity to organize and demand a safe and equitable return to school buildings.Read more.

Hassan makes sure students, teachers of color are seen
Qorsho Hassan knows what it’s like to feel invisible at school, and because of that, she has spent the last eight years making sure no student feels the same way. Read more.


Nine others honored as Teacher of the Year finalists
Besides Hassan, nine other teachers were also finalists for 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. Here are their reflections on why they teach. Read more.


League of Latinx Educators celebrate heritage month
National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, recognizes the contributions and influence of Latinx Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. Read more.

Fund to provide support for school, child care workers
The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Education Minnesota, SEIU Local 284 and ISAIAH’s Kids Count On Us Coalition created a fund to help school workers, child care workers and educators suffering financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.


MEA conference moves online
The 2020 Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) conference will be held virtually this October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.


Dr. Bettina Love to deliver keynote on abolitionist teaching
Dr. Bettina Love will discuss the struggles and possibilities of committing to abolitionist goals and fighting for an education system where all students are thriving, not simply surviving. Read more.

Unity campaign needed now more than ever, says leaders
Education Minnesota’s Unity Campaign focuses on electing pro-public education candidates and pushing them for the funding our schools and students. But the organizing happening in locals through the worksite unity leaders means much more, given the pandemic and racial justice movement. Learn how to join the campaign at Read more.

Many options to vote safely
Early voting is now underway in Minnesota. Education Minnesota members vote at very high rates, and even during a pandemic, that will remain true. And thankfully, Minnesotans have many options that make voting accessible and safe. Read more.

Education Minnesota endorsed candidates
Education Minnesota screening teams have recommended the following candidates for election as of Sept. 22. More endorsements will be available at before Election Day, which also includes information on our endorsement and local screening processes, as well as our voter guide. Read more.


Education Minnesota Foundation grant deadlines approaching. The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has multiple grants with a deadline approaching. Read more.


Part-time field program allows for next step in Union advocacy
Applications for Education Minnesota’s parttime field staff program are now open. The program serves as a step for members to increase their union activism by taking on a part-time Education Minnesota staff role.Read more.


Teacher of the Year nominations open
Nominations open Oct. 1 for the 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award, and remain open through Nov. 15. Read more.


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