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Editorial: It's the worst time for teachers to strike
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Mar 7, 8:10 AM: "The time is now" is one of the mantras Minneapolis and St. Paul union teachers use as they prepare for possible strikes. Yet a strong argument can be made that there couldn't be a worse time for educators in the state's >
Strike deadline for Minneapolis, St. Paul educators looms
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Mar 7, 8:07 AM: Members of teachers unions in both Minneapolis and St. Paul spent the weekend making and distributing picket signs ahead of a possible strike as early as Tuesday.
Minneapolis, St. Paul educators plan to strike March 8 if no agreements are reached. What you need to know
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Mar 1, 9:08 AM: Minneapolis and St. Paul superintendents both released videos in response to the notification of intent to strike, saying they share many priorities with the unions but that the educators’ proposals are too costly. >
Private, online and charter schools keep growing as MN public schools lose more students
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Feb 28, 9:37 AM: Minnesota families increasingly choose alternatives to traditional public schools last fall as the coronavirus pandemic entered its third school year.
More Minnesota families turned to private schools in pandemic’s third school year
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Feb 28, 8:12 AM: Minnesota private school enrollment surged last fall as students entered their third school year under coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Teachers unions in Minneapolis, St. Paul plan to file intent to strike
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Feb 23, 9:24 AM: The action would set the stage for a strike if contract agreements cannot be reached. State law requires unions to give the districts at least 10 days' notice before the first day of a walkout.
Minneapolis Public Schools predicts enrollment decline, budget shortfall
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Feb 23, 6:18 AM: Minneapolis Public Schools is predicting a continued enrollment decline over the next five years, further stretching the district's budget, which was balanced this year with one-time federal funds.
Saint Paul and Minneapolis teachers unions address recent votes to authorize strikes
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Feb 22, 10:13 AM: Teachers in two major Twin Cites school districts recently authorized a vote to strike, with 97% of teachers in the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and 78% in the Saint Paul Federation of Educators (SPFE) voting >
Group calls on Minneapolis school district, union to protect teachers of color before strike
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Feb 22, 9:57 AM: A group of teachers, parents and community groups, including the Advancing Equity Coalition, are calling on both Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59 to protect Minneapolis >
State would cover private school tuition under Minnesota Senate GOP bill
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Feb 22, 9:43 AM: A Minnesota Senate panel on Monday, Feb. 21, voted 5-4 to advance a proposal to let parents use state funds to pay for their children's private or parochial school tuition.
Minneapolis, St. Paul teachers and support staff authorize strike
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Feb 18, 9:23 AM: Minnesota law requires the unions to give the districts at least 10 days' notice before the first day of a strike.
Teacher unions in both Minneapolis and St. Paul holding strike votes
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Feb 17, 9:43 AM: The St. Paul Federation of Educators begins voting Thursday, the same day members of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers finalize their votes.
Monday Minneapolis Public School teachers start casting votes for and against striking
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Feb 14, 9:55 AM: The outcome of the vote could impact the rest of the school year for students and staff
Educators warn bills to give parents more power could push teachers out
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Feb 14, 9:52 AM: Mostly Republican governors and legislators in more than a dozen states are fighting to give parents more control over what their children learn in public schools, banking on so-called parents’ rights bills as a political >
Minneapolis educators can now vote on whether union will go on strike
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Feb 1, 6:29 AM: The president of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers says the union has been negotiating with district leaders for two years without a contract.
Our Biggest Takeaway From Pandemic-Era Schooling? Relationships Matter
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Jan 25, 9:14 AM: In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide uprisings in response to the murder of George Floyd, the High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul, MN partnered with the Center for Policy Design and Wilder Research >
Opinion: More free effective, personalized schooling available
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Jan 21, 7:52 AM: While the pandemic is on people’s minds Mankato area students and families have terrific opportunities to personalize their education in the next two months, thanks to many public school options.
Minneapolis teachers union moves one step closer to strike
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Jan 20, 6:54 AM: After a vote on Tuesday, the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers is a step closer to a strike. During a meeting, the joint executive board of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Education Support Professionals voted >
Minneapolis schools will go virtual for two weeks starting Friday
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Jan 13, 6:02 AM: Minneapolis Public Schools will go virtual for two weeks due to a "significant reduction" in school staff available to work because of COVID-19, district officials said Wednesday afternoon.
Minneapolis schools offer online credit recovery for high schoolers over winter break
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Dec 23, 7:17 AM: Minneapolis high schoolers who have failed a course have a chance to catch up on their studies over winter break.

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