Education Minnesota

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.
Teachers Union Gives Dayton Early 2014 Endorsement Minnesota's teachers union is endorsing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's bid for re-election well before Republicans settle on a candidate.
Deadline Approaching To Nominate Teacher Of The Year The deadline is approaching to nominate a favorite teacher as the Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Education Minnesota says nominations will be accepted through the end of the day Friday.
MN Teacher Conference Focuses On Mental Illness, Behavior IssuesMany students are starting a long weekend tonight. That's because most schools are closed Thursday and Friday for an annual statewide teachers' conference.