Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) with members of the White Bear Lake School Board.

Senator Wiger Receives 2015 Friend of Public Education Award

ST. PAUL, Minn.  – The Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) presented Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) with its 2015 Friend of Public Education Award on Friday. The AMSD Friend of Public Education Award is presented annually to state policymakers or citizens who demonstrate exceptional leadership, advocacy and support of public education and issues important to […] Read more

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Senator Wiger Comments on Statewide Referendum Results

A record number of Minnesota schools asked voters for help in 2015 ST. PAUL, Minn. – This year, Minnesota voters were faced with the highest number of bond referenda questions in 30 years—68 total. There were 41 districts that held bond elections on Tuesday. According to the Minnesota School Board Association, 90.4 percent of districts […] Read more

Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) accepts the 2015 Public Official Award from the Minnesota Nurses Association.

Senator Wiger Receives Minnesota Nurses Association Award

(St. Paul, MN)— Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) has recently been awarded the 2015 Public Official Award by the Minnesota Nurses Association in recognition of his work on S.F. 1071, the Violence against Health Care Workers Bill. Attacks on health care workers have been in the news more regularly in recent years, most dramatically in the […] Read more

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Senator Chuck Wiger Honored for Supporting Adult Basic Education

Senator Chuck Wiger, District 43, was recently honored with the 2015 ABE Legislative Award in appreciation of his long-term commitment to Adult Basic Education (ABE), which provides educational opportunities for adults throughout Minnesota. “Senator Wiger always has an open door on education issues,” said a LAN Board member in presenting the award. “He has taken […] Read more

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Labor Day

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As Labor Day — the unofficial end of summer approaches, I like to recall this famous quote from Dr. King. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity – and on Labor Day […] Read more

Minnesota Students’ ACT Scores Rank Top in the Nation

This is the 10th year in a row graduating Minnesota students have received this ranking SAINT PAUL, Minn. – For the 10th straight year, Minnesota’s graduating seniors received the highest ranking in the country on their ACT scores. Minnesota seniors averaged a score of 22.7 – nearly two points higher than the national average of […] Read more