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National Teacher Day is May 6

Tuesday, May 6, is National Teacher Day. Teachers in Hastings and in communities across the nation will be in the spotlight on National Teacher Day, as students, parents, school administrators and the general public learn how teachers are making Great Public Schools for every student.

“Few other professionals touch as many people as teachers do,” said Julie Malm president of Education Minnesota-Hastings. “National Teacher Day is a good time to learn about the contributions educators make to our community every day. We recognize we are role models. That brings satisfaction. It also brings responsibility. We want to take it to the next step.

“We believe we all have to work together to make our schools even better. That means everyone in the community. Parents, business owners, retirees, other workers, local government, and yes students.

“Public schools are at the heart of any community. When there are problems, we address them. When there are kudos, we share them.

“Community involvement brings learning to life,” Malm said. “This is an opportunity for all of us to reach out to each other. I ask the community to learn about how we advocate for high standards for students, fair and meaningful evaluations of their work, and resources that go directly to the classroom. Better than an apple or a thank you card, a community’s active support is a reward for all of us.”

Visit National Teacher Day at  to learn more about the issues educators are facing as they do their work and meet the requirements of many laws and regulations.

The Education Minnesota-Hastings is a professional employee organization and is committed to advancing the cause of public education. The 304 local members and over 7,000 members state-wide work in the community at every level of education, from pre-school through high school.