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Coalition's Plan To Close Minnesota's Achievement Gap Unvieled

Last Monday, former Minneapolis Mayor, R.T. Rybak, in conjunction with Generation Next, a coalition of civic, education and business leaders, unveiled a plan to close the achievement gap in Minneapolis and St. 118 more words

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Frustration Has Deep Economic Roots

My last two posts have dealt with the racial unrest in Ferguson MO and how American society should respond to the basic underlying causes.  In particular Omaha NE where I live is in the process of setting up a large scale pilot project in… 270 more words

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Self-Awareness on "Majority-Minority Districts"

In recent weeks, there has been significant chatter about the shift in P-12 school demographics across the United States. In this Education Week piece, reporter Lesli Maxwell notes: 611 more words

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What Is Success?

In an interesting coincidence, Will and I have been writing about Eva Moskowitz and poverty, and here the NY state test results come along. Success Academy made up 7 out 15 of the top scorers in NY state, … 588 more words

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Coalition led by Rybak offers plan to attack achievement gap in schools

A coalition led by former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is taking aim at the achievement gap and released some of its first recommendations Monday.

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Is Education a "Top" U.S. Issue?

Today, Gallup came out with its latest public opinion poll on the top problems in the United States. It should come as no surprise that dissatisfaction with government was at the top of the list. 410 more words

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