Education Minnesota saw more of its local unions get involved in school board and levy and referendum elections than ever before this fall. Unfortunately, those results were less than sweeping for pro-educator and pro-funding schools, but Education Minnesota members worked hard and made differences in many areas.
The 2023 Minnesota Legislature convenes Jan. 3, and with pro-public education majorities in both the House and Senate, Education Minnesota will be pushing them to pass the multi-billion-dollar investment in public schools needed to support educators, schools and students across the state.
#EdMNVotesInAction – Education Minnesota members across the state got involved with this election because they knew public education and collective bargaining were on the ballot.
Minnesota will have pro-public education majorities in the Minnesota House and Senate, as well as former teachers in the governor’s and state auditor’s office again. The results of Election 2022 show the impact of educators getting involved all across the state.
The Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has multiple grants available this year. For details about the grants and how to apply, go to www.edmnfoundation.org. There’s a grant waiting for you!
The American Federation of Teachers’ TEACH (Together Educating America’s Children) Conference, a biennial event devoted to professional development, will be held July 20-23, in Washington, D.C.
The National Education Association Representative Assembly, the major decision-making body for the NEA, is scheduled for July 2-6, 2023 in Orlando, Florida.
The candidate filing for National Education Association director 3 is now open. Candidate filings for Education Minnesota’s Governing Board election zone positions will open Nov. 7.
Education Minnesota is hosting its first-ever EMAC Summit—a conference for educators of color—over MEA weekend, Oct. 20-21.
Education Minnesota has long advocated for the best pension plans for its members. That work continues.