Suspending young children pathologizes normal child behavior, and these suspensions can be driven by racial bias.
Even if it didn’t take center stage this year, the debate over how much of a role seniority should play in determining teacher layoffs is contentious and longstanding.
Students are being equipped with a new narrative — one that celebrates their ethnic heritage and disrupts notions of white superiority.
Past attempts to replicate the popular a-la-carte camp model at Southwest haven’t taken hold elsewhere, especially where families have less disposable income.
In seeking further negotiations, “It is my hope that they will do so quickly, and that I can sign the revised teacher licensing bill in this session,” Dayton stated in a press release.
Starting this next school year, students can submit their 10th-grade reading and 11th-grade math scores to Minnesota State colleges and universities to demonstrate college readiness in these areas.
Right now, we have a dire need for targeted strategies to address the achievement and opportunity gaps in Minnesota; this policy aims directly at that.
If one doesn’t want to see real problems, proposed solutions will just make things worse.
From a technical standpoint, Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius points out, state legislators are laying out parameters that contradict federal law.
The two key pillars are positive, intentional, relationship building and thoughtful data usage.
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