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Sarah Jessica Parker visits Minneapolis school to promote arts education

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker was a guest at an elementary school in Minneapolis Monday, promoting arts education as a way to encourage better learning for students. 322 more words


MN high schools low in annual US News ranking – but some data missing

Great River School is, apparently, the best high school in the state of Minnesota.

That’s according to U.S. News and World Report, which last week released its annual rankings of the country’s high schools. 393 more words


A Few More Reasons to "Conduct" Your Own Genius Hour

During the weekend, I happened to hear two radio interviews with different orchestra conductors that reminded me of the reasons I started to offer Genius Hour… 379 more words


Education finance bill gets final House, Senate approval – will Dayton veto?

The education finance bill is heading to Gov. Mark Dayton, who has said he’ll veto it because it doesn’t give enough money to universal pre-kindergarten programs. 480 more words


Barton Reading and Spelling

“Mom, make sure you give that spelling program high marks.”  That is what my oldest daughter said to me when she heard me talking about my blog and found out that I was reviewing home school curricula. 441 more words

Curriculum Reviews

Leadership Roles and Their Impact on Schools

School leadership can have a considerable impact on students; and this impact can carry over to improved student performance even in college and beyond (Rouse, 2012). 2,247 more words


State budget endgame: No deal yet on education funding

The House is in session. pic.twitter.com/SQBlwZGg0w

— Chris Parsons (@Chris_Parsons74) May 16, 2015

It’s (almost) down to the wire for Minnesota state lawmakers, who are planning to work well into the night and through Sunday to finish deliberations on a $40 billion two-year state budget before their adjournment deadline of midnight Monday.

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