School administrators in several metro districts are hoping a COVID-19 information dump will offer teachers some added assurances about staying safe. In some instances, though, it’s having the opposite effect.
District officials are interviewing finalists for its revamped school safety beat — and more than half have backgrounds in law enforcement.
COVID-19 rates weren’t the driving factor in Bloomington. Rather, district leaders flagged staffing limitations as a deal breaker for the hybrid model.
There are signs of growing interest in the U.S. A bill that would double the size of AmeriCorps has attracted bipartisan support.
Both the Minneapolis Public Schools district and the Red Lake School District are holding school board races.
In-person learning, a hybrid or distance learning? Districts are carefully watching county coronavirus numbers as they get ready to be nimble.
Here’s what you need to know about the baseline criteria set by the state.
This process only happens once every 10 years, and it kicked off earlier this month.
A look at what happened in four countries: Israel, Sweden, Japan and Uruguay.
If some form of in-classroom learning resumes, the need for substitute teachers could spike. If this fall includes a return to full-on distance learning, the need for subs could plummet.
Petitions have been circulating on social media the past month or so, demanding school reforms in Minnetonka, Eastern Carver County, Rochester and elsewhere.
“Social distancing on a school bus, we feel, is going to be a challenge,” said Shelly Jonas, executive director of the Minnesota School Bus Operators Association, adding she and her colleagues are more interested in having students wear masks and in enhancing cleaning routines.
The hit to fall enrollment that some were predicting has so far not materialized.
“When an officer responds to a situation, their mindset is they want to control it. That’s not what we do here. We don’t control young people,” said Theon Jarrett at ISD 287. “We do our best to support, listen to them, validate them, give them a voice, then get them back to class.”
State legislators came close to passing an omnibus education policy bill during the regular session’s final moments, but it didn’t happen. Now two bills are being considered in the House.
This past weekend marked the final wave of regularly scheduled high school graduation ceremonies in Minnesota.
“Really, the early childhood years are pretty critical for laying some groundwork in equity and justice,” said Amy Betz, an early childhood specialist at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development.
Distance learning can be a particular challenge for students with learning disabilities, especially students with ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, said Martha Moriarty, executive director of Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota.
“This is as important as school buses, as textbooks, as teachers,” said Fred Nolan, executive director of the Minnesota Rural Education Association. “This has become an essential part of providing education, daily, for students throughout the state.”
A new book from a Georgetown University expert is filled with ideas for change, but even with reforms the poor may fall even further behind.