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Many 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.
Thomas 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.
Rallies to promote a stronger anti-bullying law in the state are expected to take place in St. Paul and Duluth Monday afternoon.
Minnesota’s teachers union is endorsing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s bid for re-election well before Republicans settle on a candidate.
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.
Many students are starting a long weekend tonight. That’s because most schools are closed Thursday and Friday for an annual statewide teachers’ conference.
The Education Minnesota teachers union has a new president. Delegates at the Education Minnesota Representative Convention elected Denise Specht as president of the 70,000-member union on Saturday.
Education Minnesota, the Association of School Administrators and the Minnesota School Boards Association joined forces Monday to ask lawmakers for more than $1 billion dollars in education spending over the next two years.
Protesters twice interrupted the head of the NRA as he proposed armed security guards in every school in the United States.
The head of Minnesota’s largest teachers union calls the shooting attack on a Connecticut elementary school “vicious and shocking.”
The teachers union in Minnesota’s largest school district urged its school board Monday night to drop a proposed policy on handling controversial topics in the classroom, saying educators should be trusted to mediate student discussions about sexual orientation and other issues.
A Minnesota lawmaker wants to block public employees’ union dues from going to support political activity, foundations and magazines unless employees ask to contribute to those items.
Saturday brought what may be the largest protest yet in Madison, one day after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a divisive law that eliminates most union rights for public employees.
A major political struggle over Minnesota teachers came to an end today, even though the fight may not be over.