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More than a decade ago, policymakers made a multi-billion-dollar bet that strengthening teacher evaluation would lead to better teaching, which in turn would boost student achievement. But new research shows that, overall, those efforts failed: Nationally, teacher evaluation reforms over the past decade had no impact on student test scores or educational attainment.


Education Minnesota’s 2022 MEA conference will be held Thursday, Oct. 20.

This year, we will have both our traditional, in-person conference at the Saint Paul RiverCentre and a virtual conference option. Courses are also available year-round on Education Minnesota’s MEA Online for members to complete at their own pace.


Thank you to Spiral Bewery in Hastings and Union 32 in Eagan for donating gift cards to WSPFT Fall Fest! Join us Sept 24, 11-2 Thompson Park! 

Join us for:

  • Food and fun for the whole family
  • Meet and socialize with members
  • Discover more about the union
  • Learn how it supports you
  • Find ways to get involved
  • Build a stronger together! 

Join us for WSPFT Fall Fest on September 24, 2022 from 11-2. Thompson Park Picnic Shelter, 360 Butler Ave E, West St. Paul. To volunteer contact Brian McCarthy at


The Minnesota Legislature adjourned May 23 with no deal to spend the state’s $9.25 billion surplus. As of press time, there was no plan for a special session to pass any of the proposals, including $1 billion for education.