Supporters of a moratorium say charters are siphoning students and funding from the district and furthering segregation in the schools. Opponents say district schools are failing many students.
A handful of districts across the state will be spending the coming months unpacking voters’ rejection of their referendum asks and preparing to make cuts to programming and staffing.
Newcomers Chauntyll Allen and Jessica Kopp won seats, and incumbents Zuki Ellis and Steve Marchese kept theirs in Tuesday’s election.
On Tuesday, voters across the Twin Cities will be weighing in on several ballot measures while also choosing mayors and City Council members in several cities.
Some rural districts say they’re seeing the impacts of a tax credit that has helped ease the property tax burden of bond referendums on farmers.
After 12 years of teaching, the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year switched to advocacy work to further expand her impact.
The annual MEA professional development conference for teachers dates back, in some form, to 1861. The state’s teachers union, Education Minnesota, hosts the event.
Ricker says pursuing certification helped her refine her teaching practice in an invaluable way. “It committed me to that reflective practice that I had, as a teacher, done before, but I hadn’t understood just how powerful it was to intentionally reflect on my work,” she said.
The equity work seeks to address growing racial tensions in the district, which serves the cities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria.
Of all four advanced course categories, students of color are best represented in International Baccalaureate courses.
While the candidates offered fairly uniform responses to several questions — such as on the need for greater oversight of the facilities budget — other questions revealed substantial differences.
Kids In Need Minnesota operates a school supply store out of a warehouse in Roseville that’s filled with supplies donated by businesses.
If need be, schools will deploy backup plans that range from expanding class sizes to employing long-term substitute teachers to help bridge critical gaps in staffing.
Both incumbents seeking re-election, Zuki Ellis and Steve Marchese, along with challenger Chauntyll Allen, have secured endorsements from the DFL Party and local teachers union.
Minneapolis Public Schools launched a hands-on training program in June, in an effort to combat a continued bus driver shortage that’s impacted districts all across the state in recent years.
Diversifying the teacher corps is widely accepted as a key lever in addressing the state’s wide, persistent achievement gap.
The Jeremiah Program supports low-income, single, working mothers in pursuit of career advancement through higher education. Groundbreaking for its latest outpost, in Rochester, is scheduled to take place next week.
Anoka-Hennepin and one other district have refused to enter an agreement with the Department of Human Rights, while 41 are in a formal process to identify and address disparities.
For some districts shouldering the largest special education cross-subsidy expenses the new special education aid is too little, too late.