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.
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 front-line educators for an ongoing study.
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. Local unions in many locations had a seat at the decision-making table from the beginning as planning took place. Many didn’t.
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.
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.
The School and Child Care Worker Relief Fund recently distributed financial assistance to 90 employees from partner groups, including education support professionals who are Education Minnesota members.
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.
The National Education Association Representative Assembly, the major decision-making body for the NEA, is currently planned to be held in person next July 2-6 in Denver, CO.
The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has multiple grants with a deadline approaching. For details about the grants and how to apply, go to www.edmnfoundation.org. There’s a grant waiting for you!
Applications for Education Minnesota’s part-time 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.
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 edmnvotes.org.