The panel has asked the governor and lawmakers to direct $196 million over the next two years to an existing, underfunded early scholarship system.
With three wildly divergent education proposals on the table at the Capitol, the question of the moment seem to revolve around the Senate Majority Leader’s plans.
Whoever leads MPS’ communications efforts, the district’s brass should mandate they maintain an open-door policy, even when it gets scary. Especially when it gets scary.
Rhyddid Watkins is slated to amend a suit he filed April 2 on behalf of four frustrated teachers who want to teach in Minnesota — adding plaintiffs that include schools wanting to hire.
For all the headlines standardized testing has generated in recent months, a couple of pretty big, basic realities have received virtually no attention.
Forms are often filled out, but carrying out the intent of the assessment — to ask at critical junctures, will this advance or diminish equity? — is another story.
“There is no one in public life who wants to take him on,” says one longtime DFL insider of Morillo, a local union leader who describes himself as a “thug in pastels.”
Silva could be rallying support, said board candidate Al Oertwig. That and sending a signal that she has options if community leaders don’t have her back.
“What’s being advertised by the governor and the Legislature is a $1 billion increase,” says Anoka-Hennepin Board Chair Tom Heidemann. “But the reality is there is no new money.”
New Principal Monica Fabre has been making changes and planning for a top-to-bottom redesign. Even critics are taking note, but say a broad MPS culture change is needed.
It was all so simple back when there was no money. Funny how $2 billion can come between even the closest of allies.
Exploring cutting-edge thinking about testing students, and considering new research on how to help teachers hone their skills.
In a year where education headlines have focused on a couple of big bombshell provisions, there’s a lot of potential policy that has received remarkably little ink.
In Minneapolis, at least, it appears not to be the kids who are outraged over the MCAs.
The model — local teachers, aides and administrators working closely with a company that provides “turnkey” management and academic services — is new to the Twin Cities.
The governor’s proposed reduction goes further than recommendations issued by a Department of Education task force — and further than his commissioner has gone.
When he is done with college Walid Abubakar would like to go back to Ethiopia to help. But he’d like to make something of himself here first.
A bill under consideration at the state Legislature would require teacher training programs in Minnesota to release information on graduation and licensure rates.
This is going to do more to help working families deal with school than anything in recent memory.
MPS acknowledged that the computer game is the subject of a national debate, and said the Social Studies Department would review its appropriateness.