Minnesota educators have recommitted themselves to the union in big ways in the year-and-a-half since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Janus vs. AFSCME case.
While the St. Francis School District’s mentorship program has gone through a few changes, the core focus has remained—creating a real connection with new employees and offering leadership opportunities to established educators.
Dave Kerkvliet has been teaching band for 24 years, but has been a musician and fan of rock bands for his entire life. Recently he was able to connect those two passions in a very big way.
Education Minnesota’s Racial Equity Advocate program is now in its third year of training members to serve as an ally and resource in developing an anti-racism growth mindset in local unions and school districts
The 2020 Minnesota legislative session begins Feb. 11, and while it’s not a budgeting year, there will be plenty of policy bills and some funding debates.
Cheryl Youakim is a paraprofessional in St. Louis Park and member of Education Minnesota-Support Personnel Assisting and Reaching Kids (SPARK) local union.
Everyone who works in public education deserves the same things. Respect for their contribution to the care and education of our students.
Now more than ever, educators need to have their voices heard so that our priorities of strong public schools and support for students remain priorities for our legislators. Educators are the most effective advocates for public schools.
Plans are underway for the 2020 Education Minnesota Representative Convention, taking place April 24-25 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington.
Applications for the second round of professional development grants, as well as science educator grants and second-year classroom grants, from the Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are due April 3.
The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has a unique opportunity for districts and local unions to come together through its Collaboration Lab.