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114 Minnesota teacher of the year candidates named

February 5, 2016 – Four E4E-Minnesota teachers are among the 114 names announced by Education Minnesota, the state’s teachers union, as candidates for the 2016 MinnesotaTeacher of the Year award (The Star Tribune). »

New name pitched in search for Mpls. schools chief

February 3, 2016 – In board meetings, Facebook forums and emails to the board, some community members say Michael Thomas, a Minneapolis district administrator, has the passion and experience to lead one of the state's most troubled school districts (The Star Tribune). »

School violence: Choose proactive prevention, not more policing

January 26, 2016 – A St. Paul Central graduate speaks about recent violence and urges stakeholders to be proactive in their approach to building positive school climate and to not react by increasing the presence of school resource officers (The Pioneer Press). »

St. Paul's Silva deploys top admins to address school safety

January 13, 2016 – St. Paul Superintendent Valeria Silva announced Monday that she will reassign as many as 50 district administrators to spend time working in schools struggling with violence until support systems are strengthened (The Pioneer Press). »

The Eight biggest education stories of 2015

January 5, 2016 – Four years ago, Madaline Edison began asking fellow educators to join forces in order to elevate their voices in policy discussions, and organized 300 hundred teacher members to start the Minnesota chapter of Educators 4 Excellence (MinnPost). »

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