Education Minnesota President, Denise Specht’s message: With all that has been written about the Great Resignation…join this moment of Great Resilience in Minnesota’s public schools. Read more.
The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Education Support Professionals teacher and education support professional chapters went on strike March 8, the first educator strike in the city in 52 years.
Minneapolis and Saint Paul are the latest examples of locals who have two or more bargaining units in negotiations and whose licensed staff are putting education support professional issues at the forefront.
Most local unions across Minnesota either recently settled or are still trying to settle their 2021-23 contract. Many are using their contract to make important changes in order to support their members and their schools. Four locals shared their stories with the Minnesota Educator.
The 2022 Minnesota legislative session continues, as lawmakers work on bills and policies, including spending the state’s $9.3 billion surplus.
Educators throughout Minnesota are starting to see their loans forgiven through the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, thanks to recent waivers and changes from the Biden administration and the work of both our national unions.
Education Minnesota hosted a town hall for its members on the new social studies standards and Ethnic Studies strand in February.
Our MEA Online is teaming up with the National Education Association to provide a multitude of online courses for Education Minnesota members.