Reading instruction has a lot of political baggage. Nearly four decades ago, the so-called “reading war” had taken center stage, overshadowing the science behind learning how to read.
Minneapolis voters will also be asked to consider an $18 million increase to the existing operating levy and to establish a $12 million tech levy to support technology upgrades and maintenance expenses.
“But our goal is, really, to get all colleges in Minnesota on this pathway towards serving adult learners better, especially former students,” said Meredith Fergus, head of the MN Reconnect program.
Recognizing the appeal of social media among adolescents, three instructors specializing in second language acquisition investigated how it might be best leveraged to support English literacy development in the classroom.
As classrooms across the state continue to become more diverse, so do the names on teachers’ student rosters.
By reducing barriers for students and their families — addressing basic needs like stable housing, job training and mental and physical health care — such schools aim to better equip at-risk students to succeed.
As those affected make sense of the new system, here’s a look at how it’s being received, particularly by schools not used to being called out by the state for underserving a particular portion of its student population.
“There was an interest in St. Kate’s, particularity, because we have a very globally engaged university that has a focus on international issues,” said assistant professor Caroline Krafft, recalling how the partnership began.
“One of the reasons we wanted to come to this class, even though it’s the second day, is to say to students: ‘Thank you for a willingness to help mold the future,’ ” said the American Federation of Teachers president.
“Neither one of us is in financial trouble at the moment. So it didn’t start as a financial conversation. It started as an educational conversation. And I think that resonated more with people,” said Eveleth-Gilbert Superintendent Jeff Carey.
This pilot program largely involved busing low-income students of color — who chose to participate in the program — from Minneapolis to eight suburban school districts.
Minneapolis voters can select up to two of the five candidates running for two open at-large seats. The four candidates who pull in the most votes will advance to the general election.
The first ballot question will ask voters to consider an $18 million increase to the existing operating levy. The second will ask them to approve a new pocket of revenue via a capital projects/technology levy.
In 2015 the state created the American Indian Education Aid program to support culturally relevant programming at districts, charter schools and tribal schools with at least 20 American Indian students.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Cruz-Guzman v. State of Minnesota, accuse the state of enabling racial segregation in the Twin Cities’ seven-county metro area by supporting open enrollment and the creation of racially segregated charter schools.
How public school districts across Minnesota are adapting to — and embracing — rapidly diversifying student populations.
Justices ruled 5-4 that public employees now have the right to fully opt out of paying membership dues to labor groups that collectively bargain on their behalf.
The project is exactly the sort of experience that organizers with Girl Scouts River Valleys and Dunwoody College of Technology had envisioned when they teamed up to launch a new STEM-focused camp session.
Transition programs at districts across the state provide additional educational services to special-education students ages 18 to 21.
Summer meal programs are far-reaching in Minnesota, but they have three main limiting factors: meal distribution hosts, transportation costs and public awareness.