KimEl Henry can be found walking the halls of Andersen United Middle School in Minneapolis every day with an important task—making sure every student feels respected, seen and heard.
Four education support professionals have been named finalists for the 2022-23 Education Minnesota ESP of the Year.
Nominations are open until Sept. 25 for the next Education Minnesota Education Support Professional of the Year.
Leaders of the Education Minnesota-Mora EASRP local union knew they had to approach bargaining differently this year.
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.
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.
Numerous education support professionals are seeing improvements to their salaries, benefits and working conditions thanks to contract negotiations.
When the kindergarten students Tequila Laramee was working with couldn’t quite remember their letter sounds, she came up with a song on the spot.
Decisions around the additional $250 million set aside to honor essential workers with additional compensation by Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Legislature remains with the working group of legislators, as of press time. Education Minnesota has been advocating for education support professionals, who have been working in-person throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic, to be…
After working on the front lines and going above and beyond during this pandemic, the Osseo Education Support Professionals are engaged in a bargaining campaign, fighting for respect, training, and livable wages and benefits. “We’ve come off and are still in a very, very stressful year,” said Becky Hespen, Osseo ESP paraprofessionals local president. “ESPs…