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MEA is more than just a long weekend for teachers


MEA Week is something most kids look forward to, and something their parents are not necessarily as excited about. It's a long weekend for students and, presumably, their teachers.

There seems to be a general impression that teachers get a few extra days off. And for some, that's true. But there are quite a few misconceptions out there, too.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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