Minnesota Comeback has positioned itself to serve as an umbrella entity to help coordinate education reform dollars — and efforts.
Monica Fabre is troubled by the thought that had her new vision for Harrison been fully embraced and supported, her assault by a student could have been avoided.
Under one proposal, any assault would end in expulsion. Under another: suspension would be a last-resort action, used only after alternative disciplinary interventions had been employed.
A frustrated young black male student and a frustrated older white male teacher express vastly different interpretations of the race dynamics at play in the SPPS system.
Four Minneapolis pilot schools rolled out personalized Community Partnership Schools plans at the start of this school year.
While lawmakers are under pressure to make some changes to the system, many are voicing reluctance — saying there’s simply not enough time to do much this session.
Silva, who recently announced that she’ll retire in 2018, talks about her career, her priorities — and her relationship with the St. Paul Board of Education.
Given the widespread criticism spurred by a recent court case and a report from the Legislative Auditor, lawmakers say overhauling the state’s teacher licensure system is a must.
Now in its third year, the program — developed using a culturally relevant pedagogy — has already begun garnering national attention from educators looking to better support their native Spanish speakers.
Lawmakers have begun aligning themselves with a handful of emerging issues: expanding early education, bolstering the teacher work force, and filling gaps in student support services.
In many respects, Minnesota’s categorization of students is an overly simplified system that blurs the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.
Teacher Bryce Jacobson’s enthusiasm for coding, paired with encouragement from Belle Plaine district leadership, has put Chatfield Elementary on the map as one of Minnesota’s newest coding-savvy schools.
A couple of key changes have been designed to ensure that the expedited search process is less dependent on an outside search firm.
In an effort to invest in those most likely to stay in the district, the program is designed for people who are currently working in the schools — as behavior specialists, substitute teachers and in other support roles.
When it comes to school counselors, Minnesota has one of the worst ratios in the country — one counselor for every 792 students.
Since 2013, Tea Rozman-Clark has recorded more than 170 video interviews sharing immigrants’ stories.
“Their success is our collective success,” said Mayor Betsy Hodges, who pledged 50 city internship positions.
At issue are bullying, bias and their opposite: a safe environment. “I think it’s really critical that we address gender at an early age,” says Jenifer McGuire, an associate professor of family social science.
The process will likely involve hiring a new search firm, better defining points of community engagement, and keeping candidate names confidential until the finalists are selected.
Here are five directions the Minneapolis Public Schools board could take at this point.