The Minneapolis school district and its teachers’ union have reached a tentative contract agreement. The district and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers say they reached the deal Saturday after what they said were “three consecutive days of productive talks.” Negotiations had begun last June.
After three days of negotiation, Minneapolis Public Schools has reached a contract agreement with its teachers late Saturday night. The specifics of the contract have not yet been released, but the district released the following statement: “We believe this contract will improve our overall effectiveness by investing in teachers and students who are at the core of our work.”
Several members of a House education committee favor repeal of a law that requires a basic skills test for teachers. The K-12 education committee met to consider a task force’s report on the test.
Days ahead of a vote that could lead to a strike, hundreds of teachers and supporters rallied in St. Paul at a school board meeting on Tuesday night. St. Paul teachers have announced they will hold a strike vote on Feb. 24. If teachers authorize a strike, teachers would have to wait 10 days before walking off the job.
Last week Dave talked with the Teachers Union about a possible strike….today, he got the other side of the issue when he visited with the Chair Of The Board Of Education. Click the link to listen…..
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.