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December 2019/January 2020 Issue

Meet the 2019 ESP of the Year
Two years ago, a mother dropped her children off at Four Seasons A+ Elementary School in St. Paul and asked to use the restroom. Yasmin Muridi, a bilingual family liaison at the school, saw her and asked if everything was OK. Read more

Celebrate referendum wins, then let’s fully fund schools
Educators in more than 40 school districts around the state went to their neighbors with a simple proposition. Will you raise your taxes to provide the students in your community with a better education? Read more

Building bridges between teachers, aspiring educators
Winona, Minnesota is where the idea for a statewide teachers association was born. Now, the Winona Education Association and Winona State University Aspiring Educators are starting a new first—a three-part fellowship to connect current teachers with college students studying to be teachers. Read more

Early career educator graduate course looks to keep teachers in profession
Recent national research has found that more than 40 percent of teachers leave the profession in the first five years. Read more

Education Minnesota Member Honor Roll
Read about members winning local, state and national awards. Read more

Rural educators awarded
The Minnesota Rural Education Association announced its fourth annual
Educator of Excellence Award honorees. Read more

MSCF settlement closes out with $1.6 million in claims
More than 250 Minnesota State College Faculty union members have filed $1.6 million worth of claims for lost wages as part of a settlement reached in May with the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. Read more

2020 election and beyond
Education Minnesota reshaped its election work in 2018, focusing on getting out the vote at the worksite level. While the union still supported pro-public education candidates, the focus on activism and building power at the worksite was the core of our electoral success. Read more

MEA conference 2019
The 2019 Minnesota Educator Academy conference at the Saint Paul RiverCentre Oct. 17 drew more than 1,500 educators and college students studying to be educators. Read more

Delegate selection for 2020 NEA RA
The National Education Association Representative Assembly, the major decision-making body for the NEA, will take place next July 2-6 in Atlanta. Filing forms can be found in the print edition of the December/January Minnesota Educator.


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Training available for new leaders
Education Minnesota is committed to working with locals to identify and prepare members to become the union leaders of tomorrow through our Emerging Leaders Program. Read more

New loan forgiveness program tools available soon
Education Minnesota’s partnership with the loan forgiveness program Summer is expanding.






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