Race 2 Reduce Program One Step Closer to Expansion

ST. PAUL, MINN – According to sixth grader Sophie Davis, the Race 2 Reduce program has opened her eyes – not only to water conservation practices in her own home, but how other cultures don’t take water for granted like many Americans. As part of the Race 2 Reduce programming at her Sunrise Park Middle […] Read more

Sgt. Joseph Bergeron Memorial Highway Bill Heard in Committee

ST. PAUL, MINN – On May 1, 2010 the Maplewood community lost Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, a veteran officer on the Maplewood Police Department for 26 years, a husband and father to two teenage girls. Sgt. Bergeron was shot and killed while responding to reports of a carjacking. In the years following this deadly shooting, the […] Read more

Senate E-12 Committee Approves Policy Bill

ST. PAUL, MINN – On Thursday the Senate E-12 Policy and Budget Committee nearly unanimously approved its Policy Bill and sent it to the Senate Floor. Committee Chair Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) says the bill has broad bipartisan support, and is a culmination of policy changes that will go a long way toward stemming teacher […] Read more

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Sen. Wiger Responds to House Teacher Layoff Action

GOP-led House of Representatives voting to implement heavy-handed school lay-off policy On Thursday the GOP-led House of Representatives voted to undermine a teacher evaluation process designed to ensure that our schools have quality educators in the classrooms. I am disappointed in the House‚Äôs action and urge legislators to allow our new process time to work […] Read more

Senate E-12 Committee Responds to Duluth Teacher Concerns

ST. PAUL, MINN – The Minnesota Senate’s E-12 Education Committee is responding to a group of Duluth school teachers who are concerned about unprepared students who continue to pass grade levels. Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), Chair of the committee, plans on introducing legislation on Monday that would require school districts to create a public grade […] Read more