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.
“While other medical schools may do trainings,” said Dr. Charles Reznikoff. “I have never heard of a med school anywhere that has incorporated a training for the entire class and provided the kits. That’s where we stand out.”
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.
Anxious about diversity and their bottom lines, more schools offer money to the middle.
Fewer than one in five students who go part time will graduate within even eight years.
The demand from schools far exceeded the amount of grant funding available.
Combating the chaos of pick-up and drop-off.
The equity work seeks to address growing racial tensions in the district, which serves the cities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria.
Critics say “504 plans” can be misused to give students who are already at an advantage an even greater edge on things like standardized tests.
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.
Four years ago, lawmakers set a goal to dramatically increase the proportion of Minnesota adults who hold any sort of postsecondary educational qualification. Yet progress has been slow.
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.
The higher education world has been rocked by the news that the University of Alaska’s state appropriations were slashed by nearly $136 million, 41% of its general fund appropriation to the university.
Diversifying the teacher corps is widely accepted as a key lever in addressing the state’s wide, persistent achievement gap.