It was all so simple back when there was no money. Funny how $2 billion can come between even the closest of allies.
Exploring cutting-edge thinking about testing students, and considering new research on how to help teachers hone their skills.
In a year where education headlines have focused on a couple of big bombshell provisions, there’s a lot of potential policy that has received remarkably little ink.
In Minneapolis, at least, it appears not to be the kids who are outraged over the MCAs.
The model — local teachers, aides and administrators working closely with a company that provides “turnkey” management and academic services — is new to the Twin Cities.
The governor’s proposed reduction goes further than recommendations issued by a Department of Education task force — and further than his commissioner has gone.
When he is done with college Walid Abubakar would like to go back to Ethiopia to help. But he’d like to make something of himself here first.
A bill under consideration at the state Legislature would require teacher training programs in Minnesota to release information on graduation and licensure rates.
This is going to do more to help working families deal with school than anything in recent memory.
MPS acknowledged that the computer game is the subject of a national debate, and said the Social Studies Department would review its appropriateness.
Lawmakers are considering making it easier for teachers from other states to get licenses to work in Minnesota. Funny thing: the Legislature passed a similar law four years ago.
The philosophical divide is driving a wedge between members of the education community who are typically allies.
Drafted in 2010, the bill would allow the board to take a majority vote to unseat any of its members “for proper cause.”
Between 2006 and 2012 at least 1 in 4 graduates of Minnesota public high schools who went to Minnesota colleges/universities had to take remedial courses.
What’s the difference between the current legislative session and the one that followed Dayton’s first inauguration? In a word: money.
Research shows that impact of taking dual-credit courses is especially profound for students who are low performing or come from low-income backgrounds.
On leaving MPS: “Making this decision was tough for me, but it was also easy. I did not want to be in a position where it’s stressful on the job and it’s stressful at home.”
Without the two FAIR schools to run, WMEP would reinvent itself as the go-to resource on race equity issues for its 11 member districts.
The plan contemplated by Rep. John Kline and his Senate counterpart, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, would essentially do away with federal oversight of schools.
Nathan Ringo authored a first-person account that was published in the popular online magazine BoingBoing.