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.
Kimberly Caprini and Josh Pauly win the two at-large school board seats in Minneapolis.
A walkout could begin as early as Feb. 13. Here’s a look at how things got to this point and what key sticking points will have to be addressed in order to avoid that.
While many of the issues Xiong ran on align with district and union priorities — equitable outcomes, setting high expectations, using initiatives like restorative practices, and increasing enrollment — she’s still the biggest wild card heading into 2018.
In a district serving more than 38,000 students, Abrams investigated complaints from more than 500 families last school year.
New this year: a partnership with St. Paul Public Schools, teaching digital storytelling techniques and helping students connect with “MN Original” artists.
The severance deal with Valeria Silva will cost the district about $787,500 in salary and benefits.
Silva, who recently announced that she’ll retire in 2018, talks about her career, her priorities — and her relationship with the St. Paul Board of Education.
Three school board incumbents were unceremoniously dumped at the city’s DFL convention over the weekend, a move district leaders should have seen coming.
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.
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.
As long as the community is on board, it appears that the benefits for students and their achievement far outweigh the challenge of solving the problems that arise.
There have been a number of changes in the education media landscape. In both our fair central cities, the school year will open with a different cast of characters.
St. Paul educators decided to work together with parents and community leaders to develop an authentic agenda based on training and classroom experience.
If school leaders would like to keep a less experienced teacher for whatever reason, they may offer early retirement incentives to teachers at the top of the seniority list.
In a recent Education Week profile, Silva is credited with “helping to change the national conversation about second-language learners.”