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Seven Minnesota education stories strike me as especially encouraging in looking back on 2014. This isn’t to suggest everything is perfect. But we should give students, families, school faculty, Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators credit for some important steps. First, in a terrific Senate hea...Read More
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Jeanne Krile, Angie Johnson and Lisa Gale are three wise women who are helping students and their families. Gale is a mother who asked important questions about Minnesota’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options. Johnson and Krile are Minnesota Department of Education employees who responded swiftly to ...Read More
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Regardless of whether you think justice has been done in the lack of an indictment of police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the case provides an important “teachable moment” for our students. Polls find Americans are deeply divided about the outcome of...Read More
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One of my saddest and happiest days in school was the first day I wore my glasses, in the third grade. I already disliked my ears, which stuck out, and now I was the only kid with glasses. I felt super ugly and hated the idea of going to school. Fortunately, a teacher intervened. She [...]...Read More
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Here’s some good news, looking ahead to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature’s discussions about improving public schools. Two leading Minnesota Senate Democrats described several of their priorities as similar to those described last week by leading House Republicans. While this doesn’t ensure agre...Read More
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