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April 23, 2010
Luverne school board ratifies teachers' contract
LUVERNE -- The Luverne Board of Education ratified the contract for teachers in the district Thursday night, officially ending months of negotiations with local teachers' union Luverne Education Association. The district was one of more than 20 in the state that failed to meet the...
April 23, 2010 - 9:17pm
February 5, 2010
Letter: Luverne Education Association explains its position
In the interests of clarifying the LEA position regarding contract negotiations, we the Luverne Education Association submit the following explanation. The Luverne school district teachers' contract is based on paying teachers for years of experience as well as additional education....
February 5, 2010 - 12:00am
January 26, 2010
Area teachers candidates for Minn. Teacher of the Year
ST. PAUL -- Laura Alvstad of the Windom Area Public School District and Jeanette Jenson of Worthington District 518 are among 106 teachers who have become eligible for the honor of 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. This year's program will name the 46th Minnesota Teacher of the...
January 26, 2010 - 12:11pm
October 3, 2009
Mentoring program starts anew in District 518
WORTHINGTON -- Studies show that nearly half of all teachers leave the profession within their first five years of teaching. District 518 hopes...
October 3, 2009 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
District 518 welcomes new educators
Name: Valerie Rossow Position: English as a Second Language, Prairie Elementary and Worthington Middle School. Education: Hoffman-Kensington High School; Moorhead State University; coursework at St. Cloud State University, Hamline University, and Minnesota State University Mankato. Previous...
September 4, 2009 - 9:13pm
August 14, 2009
Retired teachers seek more input on pensions
BEMIDJI -- With the ranks of retired teachers swelling, retirees want more input into state pension decisions. The Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement, meeting Wednesday in Bemidji, heard Sen.
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 26, 2009
Recession could impact Minn. education
BEMIDJI - With a deepening recession, don't expect the Minnesota Legislature to suddenly find money to protect any one budget area, local legislators told a group of teachers Saturday morning. "How do we get the message back to everybody?" Rep.
January 26, 2009 - 9:00am
January 17, 2009
Column: District 518 supports its new teachers
WORTHINGTON -- This school year Worthington District 518 hired 17 new teachers. Of those, six were new to the teaching profession. Each of these teachers came to the district with high expectations and hopes. Yet, studies show that nearly half of all new teachers leave the profession...
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
November 19, 2008
District 518 adds new coaches, instructor
WORTHINGTON -- The District 518 School Board voted Tuesday to add three new positions. The hiring of an additional boys' basketball coach, an assistant dance coach and a half-time English as a Second Language teacher was approved. "Enrollment is up and that's a good thing," said...
November 19, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Teacher prep, pay hikes targeted
ST. PAUL -- Teacher salary increases should be tied to student achievement and the quality of school instruction needs to improve, Gov. Tim Pawlenty...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 23, 2008
Pawlenty: Link teacher pay to achievement
ST. PAUL - Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to link teacher pay increases to student achievement and to set higher requirements for entrance to teacher...
September 23, 2008 - 11:16am