Aaliyah Hodge is one of three fellows in a program recently launched by the school for students pursuing a master’s in public policy. It is the first of its kind.
Their advice for those hoping to follow in their shoes: Find a college that provides support — financial and otherwise — for first-generation college-goers and lean on it.
In his current role, the former Minneapolis mayor is head of Generation Next, a 2½-year-old effort that, until now, has been frustratingly hard to describe.
The next two-year deal just might be struck in 12 weeks, vs. a year. A review of both starting wish lists suggests the next agreement is likely to simply build on the current one.
Mill City will offer a novel, four-pronged approach with Global Classical Studies as a lynchpin. Up to 150 ninth-, 10th-, and 11th-graders are expected this year.
The lawsuit is one of several ongoing efforts to force the Board of Teaching to license teachers trained outside traditional Minnesota programs.
A 2014 appeals-court opinion cited a 2009 clarification of the statute that requires charters to be specifically included if a provision is to pertain to them.
The school’s approaches were chronicled in the 2014 book “Restoring Opportunity,” an examination of three programs that have proven transformational over time and on a large scale.
Education advocates consider: When lawmakers and the governor have cooled off enough to again inhabit the same space, what should they lobby for?
Art Rolnick said he was encouraged to hear that Dayton was willing to be flexible about the way early-childhood services are delivered: “We need a governor with that kind of leadership.”
Walid Abubakar and his sister moved here 11 years ago from a refugee camp in Ethiopia.
The panel has asked the governor and lawmakers to direct $196 million over the next two years to an existing, underfunded early scholarship system.
With three wildly divergent education proposals on the table at the Capitol, the question of the moment seem to revolve around the Senate Majority Leader’s plans.
Whoever leads MPS’ communications efforts, the district’s brass should mandate they maintain an open-door policy, even when it gets scary. Especially when it gets scary.
Rhyddid Watkins is slated to amend a suit he filed April 2 on behalf of four frustrated teachers who want to teach in Minnesota — adding plaintiffs that include schools wanting to hire.
For all the headlines standardized testing has generated in recent months, a couple of pretty big, basic realities have received virtually no attention.
Forms are often filled out, but carrying out the intent of the assessment — to ask at critical junctures, will this advance or diminish equity? — is another story.
Silva could be rallying support, said board candidate Al Oertwig. That and sending a signal that she has options if community leaders don’t have her back.
“What’s being advertised by the governor and the Legislature is a $1 billion increase,” says Anoka-Hennepin Board Chair Tom Heidemann. “But the reality is there is no new money.”
New Principal Monica Fabre has been making changes and planning for a top-to-bottom redesign. Even critics are taking note, but say a broad MPS culture change is needed.