In recent days a fight has broken out over whether DFL-endorsed candidates can appear at events, pose for photos or otherwise share a platform with non-endorsed candidates.
This year, McKnight will spend $6 million on an ambitious overhaul of early-grades literacy begun in seven metro area schools in 2012.
Two-thirds of Minnesotans today describe their schools as good, compared to 45 percent in 1974. The number rating them as excellent has risen from 10 percent to 13 percent.
The Department of Education would like to keep the MCAs and pare back on other tests, including the NWEAs. Many in the research and evaluation community would like to do the opposite.
While applauding Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson for making the move, some district insiders suggested it was long overdue.
Stewart has remained focused on education, working through the African American Leadership Forum to organize school-board candidate forums.
Built and operated by a consortium of northeast Twin Cities school districts, this first-of-its kind education center has been specifically designed to serve disabled students, many with challenges related to sensory issues.
This year’s numbers again confirm a depressing truth: Minnesota has some of the largest disparities in the country.
R.T. Rybak: “We are focused on five outcomes: Every child ready for kindergarten; meets benchmarks in third-grade reading; meets math benchmarks by eighth grade; graduates from high school and post-secondary certification.”
The documentary will be shown here next week, accompanied by discussions and a talk by the boys’ parents, who made the film.
“The hard-fought win — and it was hard fought — is we’re definitely, positively getting a pool in Phillips,” said Denny Bennett.
There have been a number of changes in the education media landscape. In both our fair central cities, the school year will open with a different cast of characters.
In recent months board members have made no secret of their collective frustration with the pace of implementation of many bold, promising strategies.
The 2007 strategic plan set forth a sweeping vision: Make every child college ready by 2012. Now, with a new version of the plan in the works, it’s time to revisit its highlights.
The founder of the Community Standards Initiative is community activist Al Flowers, an MPS critic whose name is in the headlines this week.
The new head of Minneapolis Public Schools’ Office of Black Male Student Achievement is tasked with closing the biggest opportunity gap in the country. But his first job may be to rebuild trust.
So who is spending and where? Since we’re talking about dark money, what follows is going to be an approximation.
In terms of hyper-local politics, it might be helpful to think of the Internet as a house made of very thin glass.
Will community groups rush in to breathe life into the races? Or will the contests drop further into obscurity?
Among the moves: Associate Superintendent Sara Paul is departing to become the No. 2 in White Bear Lake, and Michael Walker will head the Office of Black Male Student Achievement.