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Two-thirds of MN schools are making progress in reducing the achievement gap

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota schools are making progress to reduce the achievement gap between students of color and their white counterparts by 2017.

That’s according to the state Department of Education’s… 293 more words

News

SBAC: The Beginning Of The End

So what did we learn from the release of the SBAC scores? What did we learn after spending more than 2 million dollars of state money and countless millions at the district levels to get these scores? 1,052 more words

Common Core State Standards

How Teacher Voice Can Shape School Networks & Districts

by Sheena Shirakhon
Assistant Principal, Sí Se Puede Academy

Teachers spend more than one thousand hours with their students each year. We make deliberate and conscious decisions for every lesson we teach. 754 more words

Teacher Voice

The problem we all live with

I finally listened to Part II of This American Life’s two-part series on desegregation in America, and I highly recommend taking some time to listen to the series if you care about school assignment policy and diverse schools.  173 more words

Issues

In Quotes

“Congress is moving forward with a plan that would take critical early learning opportunities from the children who need it the most – delaying their learning by a year and missing an opportunity to chip away at the educational gaps that exist for children from low- and moderate-income families. 40 more words

Pre-kindergarten

Audits in the News: August 17th

We here in the audits division are proud that the work we do makes a difference. Our work attracts the attention of the legislature, statewide news sources, and even local media outlets. 277 more words

Audits In The News

Into The Dragons' Den

Lessons from taking part in the Teach First Innovation Awards. 

A few months ago, we began to explore the Teach First Innovation Awards. Teach First aims to encourage an entrepreneurial approach to innovations in order to address social inequality through improved education. 769 more words

Literacy