Education Minnesota President, Denise Specht’s message: There was no good reason for the Republican members of the Minnesota Senate to pack up and stop negotiating before the deadline to pass bills during the 2022 session of the Minnesota Legislature, but there was a bad one: Election-year politics.
Delegates to the 2022 Education Minnesota Representative Convention discussed and passed items aimed at making our union more inclusive and supportive of members.
Besides Lancaster, 10 other teachers were also finalists for 2022 Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. Here are their reflections on why they teach.
Jenna Hafner knew she had to look for some new books and curriculum to reach her English language learner students after distance learning.
At the 2022 Education Minnesota Representative Convention, delegates spent time honoring, sharing and connecting about the ways they have gotten through the last two years.
Education Minnesota members will soon have access to a free online training which they will need in order to have teacher candidates in their classroom.
The Minnesota Legislature adjourned May 23 with no deal to spend the state’s $9.25 billion surplus. As of press time, there was no plan for a special session to pass any of the proposals, including $1 billion for education.
Education support professionals and teachers who worked in person for at least 120 hours between March 15, 2020 and June 30, 2021 will be eligible for a frontline worker bonus payment after legislation was signed into law this April. Applications are set to open around June 8.
Educators advocated for what they need in a meeting with a legislator, who then went a wrote a bill. While it didn’t pass, they are not giving up.
If you are retiring or retired, and have been an Education Minnesota member for at least 10 years (does not have to be consecutive), you may qualify for retired membership at NO additional cost.
Education Minnesota’s Summer Seminar professional development conference is back this Aug. 1-3 at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota.