MREA provides these events of interest as a value our members. All listings are educational in nature, designed for Greater Minnesota school leaders. Events must reinforce our mission of advocating for Greater Minnesota schools and address key issues of access and opportunity.

To get your event listed, email to with a link to more information and registration. This benefit is available to MREA members only.

Featured Events

Any Time: Raptor Center Visits to Your School

The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota can provide environmental education programs free of charge for qualifying schools all over Minnesota, thanks to funding from the Minnesota Environmental & Natural Resources Trust Fund. If your school has at least 50% of its student population receiving free/reduced lunches, it’s eligible for the free programming. Program naturalists will travel and deliver 30-to-60-minute presentations, featuring live raptors that can be curated for K-12 students. Contact Outreach Coordinator, Max Borge,  at

Tuesdays January-May: MREA Advocacy Briefings

Hear from MREA the latest news from St. Paul regarding education issues impacting Greater Minnesota. Check your Insider Brief member newsletter for the logon link. Briefings begin January 10, 2023.


(9) Screen Time — How Much, When, and What If with MDE (Online) Learn more.

(13) MREA Advocacy Kickoff (Online) Logon link in Insider Brief member newsletter.


(16) Proposals Due for MCTE Spring Conference Learn more.

(14,21,28) MDE Restorative Skills Sessions (Online) Details soon.


(7-8) MREA Winter Board Meeting (New Ulm)

(13) Action Network to Elevate Teaching Convening (Online) Details coming in January

(23-24) Rural Student Success unConference (Online) Learn more.


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(2) MREA Spring Board Meeting (Online)

(4-5) MN Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference (Duluth) Email


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(25-26) MREA Summer Board Meeting (Detroit Lakes)


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(1-30) MREA Annual Conference Registration Learn more.


(3) MREA Board of Directors Meeting (Online)

(19) MEA Conference (St. Paul) Learn more.

(31) MREA Greater Education Summit Registration Closes Learn more.


(12-14) MREA Greater Education Summit (Brainerd) Learn more.

(16-17) National Forum to Advance Rural Education (Chatanooga) Learn more.