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St. Paul teachers strike for first time in over 70 years

Class was cancelled for more than 36,000 students in St. Paul as teachers began an open-ended strike Tuesday with picket lines in front of...

There are as many homeless kids in Minnesota as the population...

More than 9,000 Minnesota students were identified as homeless at the start of the 2019-20 school year, according to data from the Minnesota Department...

St. Paul teacher pay second-highest in the state

The average St. Paul Public Schools teacher salary of $75,199 was one of the highest in Minnesota last year, second only to the average...

Marshall is the site of a potentially litigious battle over a...

MARSHALL — The battle over a flag supporting LBGTQ students at a middle school here rages on amid threats of litigation on both sides. Advocates for...

Saint Paul teachers threaten strike over mental health care for students

The threat of a teachers strike in Saint Paul beginning March 10 has shined a glaring light on an emerging crisis in schools both...

Book excerpt details rise of labor leader who is now Walz...

Editor's note: This book excerpt from "Beaten Down, Worked Up" by longtime New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse describes the difficult union negotiations...

Culture war rages in southwest Minnesota over rainbow flag

MARSHALL, LYON COUNTY — A rainbow flag displayed for a public middle school diversity project has met fierce opposition and a threat of legal action...

Minnesota teachers still overwhelmingly white as student population becomes more diverse

Teachers across the United States are predominantly white, even as students of color make up a majority of those enrolled in public schools. Minnesota...

Some big shots want to amend the Minnesota constitution to prioritize...

A pair of prominent Minnesota leaders want to harness the power of words to address some of the nation’s worst racial disparities in education. Minneapolis...

Yes, teachers matter, but don’t forget about administrators

Teachers are the intense focus of the education debate. The union is fighting for better wages and working conditions that most teachers think will...
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