In response to a strike vote scheduled, St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valerie Silva announced plans to cancel classes and lay off 2,500 nonunion workers if teachers walk off the job.
Mary Cathryn Ricker, President of the St Paul Federation of Teachers talks with Dave Lee.
Minnesota’s teachers union is endorsing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s bid for re-election well before Republicans settle on a candidate.
This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in student’s lives. Many teachers are special, but special education teachers are in a league of their own.
The WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in student’s lives. Jason DeRusha headed to the only Catholic school left in Northeast Minneapolis — Pope John Paul II Catholic School.
This morning the WCCO Morning Show’s Edward Moody helped honor another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in student’s lives.
Judy Blomgren is WCCO’s first Excellent Educator of the week. Called “Mama B” by students, Blomgren teaches all orchestra classes at Champlin Park High School.
Should public schools in Minneapolis be starting prior to Labor Day?
Fifteen teachers from five states are spending the week on Lake Ontario as part of a research program. The teachers, from elementary to high school, are aboard the Lake Guardian, a research vessel operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A total of six Minnesotans from the west metro will be taking on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. Two of them — Brian Honkomp and Christian Gilbert — are teachers at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia.
When graduating Brainerd seniors grabbed their diplomas this year, a number of them received a gift they weren’t expecting. It came in the form of a personalized letter from two teachers who gave them their start.
Minnesota’s Senate Education Committee is considering a bill to prohibit schools from placing a student in a classroom led by a teacher deemed unsatisfactory under state standards, if that student had one the previous year.
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.
New legislation would demand that Minnesota school administrators avoid putting children in classrooms led by teachers deemed unsatisfactory if they had one the previous year.
A family who has fought for years to protect vulnerable children says a story WCCO first shared this week means more needs to be done.
It is refreshing to learn about a successful school at a time when our education system is under such scrutiny.
A moving tribute to the victims of the Connecticut school tragedy has been created in Duluth.
Dr Brenda Casselius talked with Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News on Monday.
James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.
Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?
When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.
After a weeklong strike over job security and evaluation procedures, it all comes down to this: Are Chicago teachers satisfied enough with a proposed contract deal that they will vote to end their walkout?
It may be summer break, but some teachers were back in the classroom Tuesday. This time, they were the students — learning how to best integrate technology into their lesson plans.
Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.