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April 7, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Negotiators sit with the Willmar School Board in the theater at the WEAC for the March 6 school board meeting. A tentative agreement was reached that night, and this week the teachers voted in favor of approving that contract. It now goes to the Willmar School Board next week.
Willmar teachers approve contract settlement
April 7, 2017 - 7:05am
March 16, 2017
Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, chair of the Minnesota House of Representatives Education Finance Committee, updates Brainerd area educators and school administrators about goings-on in the Minnesota Legislature during a meeting Feb.10, 2016, at the Washington Educational Services Building. Zach Kayser / Forum News Service
Minnesota House advances changes to teacher layoff rules
March 16, 2017 - 8:15pm
March 15, 2017
The sun peaks from between clouds Jan. 1, 2017, to illumine the Minnesota Capitol, which will host the new legislative session beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Seniority-based teacher layoffs debate to reignite at Minnesota Capitol
March 15, 2017 - 8:36pm
March 6, 2017
Selah Van Horne, 4, holds a sign Monday in the parking lot behind Frida's Cafe in downtown Willmar while teachers gather to walk to the Willmar Education and Arts Center for the contract negotiations meeting. A tentative settlement was reached Monday for the the 2015-17 contract, which will expire June 30. Negotiations began in April 2015. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)

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Willmar board, teachers reach tentative agreement on 2015-17 contract
March 6, 2017 - 10:03pm
February 21, 2017
Minnesota Legislature begins work to overhaul teacher licensing
February 21, 2017 - 9:37pm
February 17, 2017
Willmar board takes another step toward settling teacher contract
February 17, 2017 - 4:44am
November 30, 2016
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
November 30, 2016 - 1:18pm
July 13, 2016
Board, teachers to try again for contract settlement in Willmar
July 13, 2016 - 12:15am
May 25, 2016
NLS teachers to vote on Q-comp plan
May 25, 2016 - 12:22am
May 20, 2016
Licensing staff crunch blamed for shortage of teachers
May 20, 2016 - 5:30am
April 30, 2016
Quality-linked pay advances in NLS School District
April 30, 2016 - 12:02am
April 14, 2016
Letter: Willmar teachers need support
April 14, 2016 - 12:10am
April 11, 2016
Staff members from Willmar Public Schools were part of a day-long session Tuesday to develop a new strategic plan. Mike Leonard, center, a special education teacher at the Area Learning Center, puts the finishing touches on a small group’s responses to questions about strengths and weaknesses of their program. Also shown are Dan Halvorson, education coordinator for Prairie Lakes Youth Programs, left, and Linda Bahe, administrator of alternative programs. (LINDA VANDERWERF | TRIBUNE)
Willmar School District strategic plan starts with employee involvement
April 11, 2016 - 12:05am
April 7, 2016
Students study in class at John F. Kennedy High School Sept. 1,  the first day of school in Bloomington. (Caroline Yang | MPR News)
Bridging the gap: When teachers are white, but students are not
April 7, 2016 - 5:30am
March 14, 2016
Teachers fill the room Monday during the Willmar School Board meeting at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Willmar superintendent proposes studying tradition of laying off/rehiring non-tenured teachers
March 14, 2016 - 11:34pm
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