“One of my favorite things about doing the home visits is learning about the culture of the kids,” said kindergarten teacher Andrea Hafiz.
Technically speaking, school board races are a nonpartisan affair. But a DFL endorsement gets a lot of attention. This time, Jourdain has it; incumbent Asberry is running without it.
The board’s goal is to have a new superintendent in place for the start of the 2017-18 school year.
In an effort to get a better understanding of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Minnesota Department of Education hosted an ESSA meeting earlier this week.
The “word gap” — the 30 million word-exposure gulf that exists between children born into low-income families and their more affluent peers by the age of 3 — is often a precursor to the achievement gap.
The interim board member will serve about a two-month period before voters select who will serve for the remainder of Jean O’Connell’s term, which expires in December 2017.
Three incumbents — Kim Ellison, Tracine Asberry and Josh Reimnitz — will be vying alongside five other candidates to fill four open seats.
It’s a small sample size, but the initial results among those who’ve taken the districts’s B.L.A.C.K. class have MPS’ data expert, Eric Moore, excited about its potential.
Supporting and retaining diverse talent requires a willingness to challenge one’s own biases.
Jon Schumacher: The board wanted a fresh look at how things might be restructured to raise student achievement during a period of dwindling financial resources.
The severance deal with Valeria Silva will cost the district about $787,500 in salary and benefits.
At the event, people showcased their ideas, attended breakout sessions and then had the opportunity to submit an idea in the competition to compete for funding.
Its extended superintendent search may have garnered the most attention, but Minneapolis Public Schools isn’t the only education institution in the area with a new face at the top.
The STRIVE program — which stands for Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education — originated in White Bear Lake in 1987.
At a critical juncture, those leading LoveWorks have chosen to embark upon the first operator-led charter-school turnaround effort in the state.
While the funding included in the budget bill won’t solve the state’s most prominent education issues, it did signal lawmakers’ priorities going forward.
Damien, an emotional kid with a penchant for lashing out, has developed the ability to reflect on his bad habits and change his behavior.
Ed Graff: “This is really life-changing work that we’re talking about doing. This is something that has a huge impact in a community, in a culture. To be able to affect that change, the potential is extremely exciting.”
Board members cite his dedication to social-emotional learning and his proven ability to cultivate a positive culture in a large, diverse district.
One question sure to be on their minds is why the school board in Anchorage chose not to renew Ed Graff’s superintendent contract last fall.