A committee has worked to help define what constitutes an “ineffective” teacher and to discuss the local and state roles in ensuring equitable access to experienced, effective, in-field teachers.
It’s easy to get lost in the jargon, overwhelmed by the politics, or simply lost in the process as things slog along. So, in the interest of keeping everyone up to speed, here’s a list of things to keep tabs on as they evolve in 2017.
Details remain open for debate; the parameters adopted on Tuesday will guide discussion during the 2017 legislative session.
In alignment with best practices, the district is looking for a curriculum that focuses on the so-called “Big Five” factors of literacy acquisition: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and text comprehension.
$184,000 in grant money is funding two initiatives geared to help inform parents so they are empowered to get involved in shaping the education system.
The superintendent is to develop a plan that considers equity, alignment to research-based recommendations, achievement, budget implications, expanded child-care needs, and other factors.
In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of chartering, the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools decided it was time to get back to its roots by recognizing pockets of innovation worth replicating.
Next Tuesday the board is slated to vote on a motion to adjust school start times for the 2018-19 school year.
The billionaire is a longtime critic of the public education system who contends that school choice should be a top priority in any reform efforts.
Education Minnesota has named Marcell Branch its 2016 education support professional of the year.
Many of the school’s students are affected by traumatic experiences that run the gamut from having gone without meals at home to having lived in a refugee camp.
Despite widespread GOP wins, one set of races remained a DFL stronghold: that of the Minneapolis and St. Paul school boards. There, all winners had the DFL’s endorsement.
Flexibility for students to learn at their own pace, coupled with strong teacher relationships and high expectations, allows Venture to meet the needs of a wide range of students.
One of the district’s most concrete changes, supported by a review council’s recommendations, included hiring an internal auditor. This new hire started on Monday.
The Minneapolis Public Schools’ referendum passed by a landslide, with nearly 84 percent of the vote.
Wallin Education Partners pairs students with an adviser who helps them navigate the financial, academic and personal challenges that crop up along the way.
What states decide to adopt as an additional indicator of school quality or student success is of particular interest.
The race for the District 4 board seat boils down to one basic question: Who is better equipped to make tough decisions for all students?
“One of my favorite things about doing the home visits is learning about the culture of the kids,” said kindergarten teacher Andrea Hafiz.