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Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]

06/12/2012

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Seniority Still Rules In Minn. Teacher Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have let schools lay off teachers based on their performance rather than simply on seniority.

05/03/2012

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Teacher Tenure Bill Heads To Dayton

A bill making significant changes to the process for teacher layoffs is headed to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who has pledged a veto.

04/28/2012

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Minn. House Votes For New Teacher Layoff Rules

Despite opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota House has voted to let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom and look beyond seniority in job-protection decision.

04/26/2012

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Wisconsin School Staff Drops 2.3 Percent

The state Department of Public Instruction is reporting that the number of teachers and other staff working in Wisconsin schools dropped 2.3 percent this school year.

04/18/2012

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Tough Problem: How Best To Evaluate Teachers

When Todd Marder changed careers from swim coach to science teacher, he wasn’t ready for kindergarteners.

04/13/2012

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MN Teacher To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Five teachers from across the country will be the latest additions to the National Teachers Hall of Fame at Emporia State University in eastern Kansas.

03/19/2012

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Legislators Aim To Unmask Severance Packages

Minnesota legislators sought Tuesday to compel greater disclosure of public employee severance packages in the wake of a secretive $255,000 payout to a Burnsville administrator.

03/06/2012

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Minn. Senate Passes Teacher Layoffs Bill

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill that would let schools lay off teachers based on performance.

02/27/2012

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Minnesota House Passes Bill On Teacher Layoffs

The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom rather than by seniority alone.

02/16/2012

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Big Fan Of This Teacher!

She keeps her class calm while shots ring out around her classroom. Awesome job!

05/31/2011

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Small Surge Of Tots Could Change Minnesota Schools

New figures from the 2010 census show a small surge of young children in Minnesota, and look no further than the town of Waconia near Minneapolis for evidence of how that could change school districts throughout the state in the next few years.

05/12/2011

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Flashdance!

Thanks to the internet and especially YouTube, Flashmobs have become quite the sensation. Here are some teachers breaking it down with the YMCA.

05/11/2011

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Groups Take To The Airwaves To Attract Teachers

A pair of television ads designed to persuade more people to pick teaching as a career are set to debut in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

05/10/2011

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100 Potential Lay-Offs At Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Schools

About 100 teachers in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District were notified this week that they may not have jobs next year.

04/06/2011

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Minn. Lawmaker’s Proposal Puts Teachers To The Test

If some lawmakers have their way, a teacher’s future could depend on how well their students grade-out.

03/29/2011

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Teachers In Hudson Punished For Skipping Class

Teachers in Hudson. Wis. will need to make up for skipping class last month.

03/24/2011

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Wisconsin Unions Rush To Get Deals In Place

School boards and local governments across Wisconsin are rushing to reach agreements with unions before a new law takes effect that will remove their ability to collectively bargain over nearly all issues other than minimal salary increases.

03/14/2011

Protestors shout outside the office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as he holds a ceremonial bill signing where he signed a copy of the budget repair bill March 11, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. The bill essentially eliminates collective bargaining rights for public union workers except on wage issues. Thousands of protestors have gathered at the Capitol for the past three weeks hoping to see the bill killed. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Wis. Labor Protesters Say Next Fight At The Polls

The largest crowd yet has descended on Wisconsin’s Capitol to protest cuts to public worker collective bargaining rights day after Gov. Scott Walker signed the measure into law.

03/12/2011

Protestors shout outside the office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as he holds a ceremonial bill signing where he signed a copy of the budget repair bill March 11, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. The bill essentially eliminates collective bargaining rights for public union workers except on wage issues. Thousands of protestors have gathered at the Capitol for the past three weeks hoping to see the bill killed. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Minnesota Teachers To Join Rally In Madison

Dozens of Minnesota teachers are bound for Madison, Wis., for a rally to support unionized workers in Wisconsin.

03/12/2011

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Anoka-Hennepin Teachers Reject Merit Pay Program

A merit pay and enhanced evaluation program didn’t get the support of enough teachers in the state’s largest school district to pass.

03/10/2011

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Anoka-Hennepin Teachers Begin Merit Pay Vote

The teachers in the state’s largest school district will start voting Tuesday on a merit pay and enhanced evaluation program that could bring in about $10 million a year to the Anoka-Hennepin public schools.

03/08/2011

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Hundreds Of Instructors Meet To Combat School Bullying

A boy being attacked on a school bus is an extreme example of bullying. But to make sure it doesn’t get to this point, teachers and school administrators attended a special summit in Minneapolis.

03/07/2011

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Milwaukee Teachers Drop Viagra Suit

The Milwaukee teachers union has dropped a lawsuit seeking to get its taxpayer-funded Viagra back.

03/07/2011

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Nearly 50 Job Cuts Proposed For Rosemount School District

Close to 50 people could be losing their jobs in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District.

03/02/2011

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