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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

Senator Stumpf Proposes Legislation to Solve Teacher Shortage Crisis

ST. PAUL, Minn. – In small and large schools across the state, principals and superintendents share stories of numerous teaching positions sitting vacant for months with no applicants for districts to hire. It’s a story becoming more commonplace by the year, and an issue superintendents say needs to be solved quickly. Sen. LeRoy Stumpf (DFL-Plummer) […] Read more