The “At a Breaking Point” media tour and Education Minnesota officer tour of locals continued this fall, as part of the union’s efforts to tell the real story of what is happening in our schools this year.
Education Minnesota held its second virtual Representative Convention April 24, which included passage of changes to the constitution and bylaws and action items which will drive the union’s work in the next year. More than 350 delegates from across the state attended the union’s annual business meeting. “The state of our union is strong,” Education…
Educating during COVID: Educators use union power to ensure safety for students, staff. Stories from Minneapolis and Cass Lake
As school districts continue to change learning models and a new vaccination plan for educators becomes reality, Education Minnesota continues to update its website and send email updates to its members. Our COVID webpage, www.educationminnesota.org/resources/in-the-classroom/Coronavirus, includes: FAQs on vaccinations, saliva testing, health concerns, prep time, distance learning privacy, special education, paid leaves, unemployment and student…
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.
From providing child care to children of essential workers to supporting students, education support professionals have been a key piece to the success of distance learning.
From creating a calming room online to making a video honoring seniors’ scholarships, school counselors may be supporting students from a distance, but their work remains important.
Just as educators have moved to distance learning, Education Minnesota also has moved to virtual union work and support.