Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP's Education PlansA retired English teacher will help set Republicans' agenda for making changes to the state's schools. Rep. Sondra Erickson, a Princeton Republican who retired from teaching in 2000, said school districts have been dizzied by new rules and policies after three elections that shifted control of state government.
Back To School For Most Minnesota StudentsHundreds of thousands of kids are waking up a little earlier this Tuesday, and so are their excited parents. The day after Labor Day means it's time to head back to school for most Minnesota students.
‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For StudentsTeacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.
STEM Education: The Campaign To Recruit STEM EducatorsThe number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.
5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help WithSeasoned instructors share the essentials for your child's transition back to the classroom.
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."