Sandra Peterson, Former State Rep. & Union Leader, Dead At 79Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson, who helped guide the merger of Minnesota's two largest teachers' unions, has died. She was 79.
News Click: Education MN Weekend
MEA Weekend Focuses On Closing The Achievement GapWhile students have the rest of the week off, some Minnesota teachers are going back to the classroom for the annual MEA conference.
Nominations Begin For 2016 Teacher Of The Year AwardNominations are under way for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year for 2016. It's impossible to pick the best teacher in Minnesota, so the goal is to find someone who best represents all of the state's educators.
Teachers' Union: Students Taking Too Many TestsOn the day before most Minnesota kids go back to school, the state's largest teachers’ union is arguing that there are too many standardized tests.
Reports Offer Peek At State Capitol Lobbying In 2015 SessionMinnesota lawmakers dished out billions of dollars in a new budget assembled in a just-concluded legislative session. Groups spent millions lobbying for a slice or to alter policy sometimes closely tied to the state money.
Cyber Attack Halts State Assessment Testing AgainIt was an all-too-familiar situation for the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday. The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education says science assessment testing was suspended due to a cyber attack.
77 Percent Passage Rate For School LeviesEducation officials say Minnesota schools largely prevailed in Tuesday's election with requests for operating levies.
PODCAST PAGE: 10/16/14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave LeeAn MEA Thursday on The Morning News With Dave Lee. Click the link above to listen back to highlights from Dave's PODCAST PAGE.
Traveling By Car Is Getting Even CheaperMany families will be traveling this weekend with Education Minnesota Days, or what used to be called MEA weekend. School shuts down in most places on Thursday and Friday this week and a lot of families have planned vacations around it.
Mpls. English Teacher Named MN Teacher Of The Year 2014Thomas Rademacher, the 32-year-old English teacher from the FAIR school, was named the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year on Sunday. Rademacher teaches English at the FAIR school in downtown Minneapolis. He is the first winner from the West Metro Education Program district, a voluntary partnership of 11 school districts.
Anti-Bullying Rallies In Duluth, St. Paul Push For New LawRallies to promote a stronger anti-bullying law in the state are expected to take place in St. Paul and Duluth Monday afternoon.