education issues

A terrific new movie describes Cesar Chavez, a remarkable American whose influence continues to help Americans – and Minnesotans. Having seen the movie, talked with people who knew Chavez and had a tiny role in his work, I strongly recommend the picture. The movie “Cesar Chavez” was released March 28 and is rated PG-13. Here’s […]

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Six high school students spoke out last week, and legislators listened. As college costs rise, families are looking for ways to help youngsters be better prepared and earn college credits while still in high school. Richfield High School students Sam Petrov, Beisite Wang, Henry Hoang, Wendy Hughes, Michelle Nguyen and Cherish Kovach – most of […]

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By Joe Nathan— Potentially misleading, probably more reasonable and hopefully, helpful. That’s how families may view a new system of accountability that was just released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). 1. Confusing Why won’t you find some of Minnesota’s highest performing schools in the 125 top ranked “reward” list that MDE just released? […]

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