The Board of Teaching announced in April that it had finally created a “reciprocity” process for those with degrees from out-of-state teaching programs and would begin issuing licenses. It hasn’t.
The fund will make its first expenditure on mailers promoting two of the four candidates running in the election cycle’s hottest ticket, a four-way race for two at-large seats.
The letter calls on MPS leaders to explain why the contract was placed on the school board’s consent agenda, which by law is supposed to contain routine business matters.
Students and families are offered free tickets to plays at local theaters, as well as opportunities to stage productions, spend a week canoeing and tour colleges.
Cash and services raised this year by groups spending heavily on the board races — and there are just two red-hot contests — amount to nearly a quarter of a million dollars.
In scene after scene, adults systematically undermine the ambitions of this documentary’s four bright protagonists. The film screens here Oct. 1 and 2.
Pop quiz for politics junkies: What’s the most interesting thing about the roster of those supporting Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek’s re-election bid?
At 50, Outward Bound is active in the Twin Cities. Research is mounting that the “soft skills” experiences that a wilderness expedition imparts can have an immediate impact on academic achievement.
Hiawatha Academies, which opened its first K-4 school in 2007 in south Minneapolis and its first middle school five years later.
On Monday members of the group are expected to pack the Anoka-Hennepin school district’s school board meeting to speak against the adoption of a long-sought LGBT-affirming policy.
In recent days a fight has broken out over whether DFL-endorsed candidates can appear at events, pose for photos or otherwise share a platform with non-endorsed candidates.
This year, McKnight will spend $6 million on an ambitious overhaul of early-grades literacy begun in seven metro area schools in 2012.
Two-thirds of Minnesotans today describe their schools as good, compared to 45 percent in 1974. The number rating them as excellent has risen from 10 percent to 13 percent.
The Department of Education would like to keep the MCAs and pare back on other tests, including the NWEAs. Many in the research and evaluation community would like to do the opposite.
While applauding Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson for making the move, some district insiders suggested it was long overdue.
Stewart has remained focused on education, working through the African American Leadership Forum to organize school-board candidate forums.
Built and operated by a consortium of northeast Twin Cities school districts, this first-of-its kind education center has been specifically designed to serve disabled students, many with challenges related to sensory issues.
This year’s numbers again confirm a depressing truth: Minnesota has some of the largest disparities in the country.
R.T. Rybak: “We are focused on five outcomes: Every child ready for kindergarten; meets benchmarks in third-grade reading; meets math benchmarks by eighth grade; graduates from high school and post-secondary certification.”
The documentary will be shown here next week, accompanied by discussions and a talk by the boys’ parents, who made the film.