It’s estimated that a third of Minnesota students are now children of color, and advocates say the lack of teacher diversity impacts outcomes and contributes to achievement gaps between students of color and their white classmates.
The first step to a survival strategy: acknowledging that there’s a problem.
Proposals for new education spending range from $206 million to $900 million. Here’s how the House, Senate and governor’s budgets differ on plans for school funding, student mental health, school safety and early education.
Rep. Ryan Winkler said members of the party have met numerous times and have discussed “six to 10 people that could fill the slots.” But despite attempts, they can’t get everyone on the same page.
Of data dashboards and summative simplifications.
DFL legislators believe trading state funding for a tuition freeze pressures schools to cover rising costs without shifting them to students, says House Speaker Melissa Hortman.
Assuming the progress continues apace, Dugsi Academy’s experience might hold some lessons for educators and policymakers who study school improvement strategies.
The state automatically allocates more money toward special education costs every year, but can’t keep up with rising costs. “It just shows the skyrocketing, escalating cost of special education,” said state Sen. Carla Nelson.
“Those who are not familiar with these statistics are often shocked to hear that students in preschool are three times more likely to be suspended than kids in K-12,” said Rep. Ruth Richardson, DFL-Mendota Heights.
A threshold of vaccination rate of ninety percent or higher is needed to ensure safety of the general population.
The Equity and Opportunity Scholarship Act would allow donations to scholarship foundations to be credited against state income taxes. The foundations would use the money to give private school scholarships to low- and middle-income students.
Senate File 299 would require the Minnesota Department of Education to establish a five-star rating system for schools.
The Rural Immigrant Access Clinic is a for-credit class that offers law students the opportunity to learn firsthand how to help vulnerable immigrants understand potential avenues for relief, including protection claims like asylum or family-based petitions.
The formulas that determine how aid is distributed have become “outdated and upside-down,” says Sen. Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino-Lakes.
It’s not easy for rural students to visit colleges and universities to learn more about them or participate in sit-down interviews with admissions officers.
In Minnesota, Pell students graduated at a rate 13 percent lower than their non-Pell peers.
An attempt to tweak Minnesota’s new teacher licensure system reveals a rift over how much value to place on formal teacher preparation programs versus alternative routes to becoming a teacher.
Sharon Richards-Noel, a chef, caterer, and owner of West Indies Soul Food Truck, is developing new recipes that will debut in April.
Some worry that a new initiative, “Reimagining Minnesota State,” isn’t all that different from an old initiative, a plan that soured relations between faculty and the system’s former president.
Diversity trainer Eddie Moore will speak from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center.