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Make Your Voice Heard: Share Your SBAC Experiences with State Committee

Representatives on the new state committee examining annual statewide tests need to hear your personal stories about SBAC’s effect on your students. CEA leaders have raised strong concerns about the reliability and validity of SBAC and want to share educators’ concerns, challenges, and suggestions with state education officials and others. 227 more words

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Do Minnesota schools need consultants to figure out recess? Some say 'yes'

There’s been some head-shaking going on lately since the Edina School District got some media attention for hiring a “recess consultant” to try out new recess strategies at two of its elementary schools. 602 more words


CEA Represents Teachers' Voices on Statewide Panel

Donald Williams, CEA’s director of Policy, Research and Reform, stood up for the interests of public school students and teachers as a member of a panel today at UConn’s Neag School of Education. 381 more words

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Extra Security At Area Campuses Following Threat Of Violence

By Tim Jimenez, Rahel Solomon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Colleges throughout the region are reacting to an FBI advisory about an unspecified threat of violence — posted on social media — at a Philadelphia area school this afternoon. 235 more words


World Teachers' Day highlights global educator shortage – a problem MN faces

There is a shortage of educated teachers in Minnesota.

During the 2013-14 school year, school districts in the state had to hire 3,504 teachers who lacked the necessary licenses for the subjects and grade levels being taught, the state Department of Education’s… 373 more words


Princeton's Endowment Grows 12.7 Percent, Hits $22.7 Billion

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University says its endowment grew 12.7 percent in the past fiscal year, a rate of growth higher than Harvard’s or Yale’s during the same time period. 108 more words