4 Mpls. Teachers Heading To Somalia To Better Understand Their StudentsIn Minneapolis, four teachers are going way beyond what is expected in order to close a cultural gap. The teachers work at Anne Sullivan Communication Center, an elementary and middle school on East 28th Street in Minneapolis. There, 60 percent of the students are Somali.
Excellent Educator: Mounds Park Academy's Maureen ConwayFor some, like our Excellent Educator pick from just last week, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. Others hear the call a little bit later. This week's honoree took some time to explore the world before deciding to mold young minds.
Teacher On Leave After Leaving Angry 'Pocket Dial' Voice MailA Twin Cities teacher is on paid administrative leave after leaving a message in which she could be heard saying she might strangle a student. The message was left on the voice mail of the mother of a hearing-impaired first grader, and was the result of an alleged "pocket dial."
Good Question ‘Reply All’: Apples, Donations & EscalatorsBecca from Sartell asked: Why do we give an apple to a teacher? Some believe the apple is a symbol is knowledge. But others suggest that back in the 1800s, frontier families were responsible for feeding teachers and apples happened to be plentiful. The tradition continues even after families no longer fed teachers.
Anoka Teachers, Admin. Reach Tentative AgreementA tentative agreement has been reached that should prevent the possibility for teachers to go on strike in one of Minnesota's largest school districts. On Tuesday, the Anoka-Hennepin School District's director of communications said that the school board reached an agreement with the union representing the teachers.
Anoka-Hennepin Teachers, District Resume Contract Talks MondayTeachers and administrators in one of Minnesota's largest school districts will resume negotiations Monday night in an effort to avoid a possible work stoppage. Officials said the negotiating team for Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota, the group representing the teachers, will resume contract talks with district officials at about 5 p.m. Monday.
Teacher’s Strike Possible In Anoka-Hennepin DistrictA teacher’s strike could be looming in the Anoka-Hennepin District. The Anoka-Hennepin District and its 2,800 teachers have been negotiating a new contract for 10 months with little results.
St. Paul Teachers Vote To Ratify Contract Agreement The St. Paul teachers union says its members voted "overwhelmingly" to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached with the school district less than two weeks ago.
Minneapolis Teachers Reach Contract Agreement 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.
Mpls. School District Reaches Contract Agreement With TeachersAfter 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."
Panel Considers Repeal Of Teacher Skills TestSeveral 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.
Supporters Rally At St. Paul School Board MeetingDays 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.
With Strike Vote Looming, St. Paul Schools & Teachers' Union At Odds 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.
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.
Excellent Educator: Burnsville H.S.'s Kathleen BunkersThis 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.