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  • Minnesota's education brass should show some humility and listen to parents - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    published on Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:05:31 GMT
    Minneapolis Star TribuneMinnesota's education brass should show some humility and listen to parentsMinneapolis Star TribuneMinnesota has a nation-leading education achievement gap. We've known this since the implementation of No Child Left Behind some 15 years ago and have been talking about it, like the weather and the Vikings, ever since. But just as with the weather and ...Minnesota Student Testing Shows Minor ChangesWNAXall 3 news articles »...
  • Federal education policy: Now deferring to states like Minnesota - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    published on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 22:54:39 GMT
    Minneapolis Star TribuneFederal education policy: Now deferring to states like MinnesotaMinneapolis Star TribuneNeil Blake • Grand Rapids Press via AP U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appears poised to approve state-developed school accountability plans, under the Every Student Succeeds Act. “My criteria for approval is clear,” she said. “Does the ...AP Interview: DeVos says she didn't decry racism enough - AP NewsAP NewsPetition · Dr. Jackson: #StopDeVosAtBethuneC...
  • More than scores: Minn. rethinks assessments of English language learners - Southernminn.com
    published on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:54:17 GMT
    Southernminn.comMore than scores: Minn. rethinks assessments of English language learnersSouthernminn.comOther students have had more formal education and thrive in mixed classes. Yossimar Bautista said learning with native English speakers at Como Park High School helped him because, “we listened to very good English from other people.” Bautista came to ......
  • Minnesota Department of Education Approves Transgender 'Toolkit' - NBCNews.com
    published on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:01:12 GMT
    NBCNews.comMinnesota Department of Education Approves Transgender 'Toolkit'NBCNews.comThe Minnesota Department of Education will be providing schools with the "tools" to support transgender and gender-nonconforming students. The School Safety Technical Assistance Council, the department's advisory council on bullying prevention and ...Minnesota Is Pushing Gender Identity Debate on KindergartnersDaily SignalMinnesota 'Transgender Tool Kit' Teaches Schools to Be ...
  • Mounds View state testing proficiency 10 points above average - Press Pubs
    published on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:06:02 GMT
    Press PubsMounds View state testing proficiency 10 points above averagePress Pubs“Test scores are just one part of the picture to understand how students are doing in Minnesota,” said Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. “It's frustrating to see test scores slowly increasing over time, but there's more to providing a ...and more »...
  • Minnesota may change how it grades school performance - Education Week (subscription)
    published on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:45:54 GMT
    Minnesota may change how it grades school performanceEducation Week (subscription)"I don't think the current proposal provides enough information to the public," said Andrea Roethke, director of the education advocacy group Ed Allies. Roethke said the system could effectively identify low-performing schools, but it wouldn't provide ...and more »...
  • Southwest metro schools performing above state average - SW News Media
    published on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:49:12 GMT
    SW News MediaSouthwest metro schools performing above state averageSW News Media“Test scores are just one part of the picture to understand how students are doing in Minnesota,” said Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. “It's frustrating to see test scores slowly increasing over time, but there's more to providing a student ...Alexandria Public Schools' students compare favorably on state reading, math, and science testsVoice Of Alexandria (press release) (registration)Pos...
  • Minnesota Dept. of Education's propaganda-laden transgender toolkit - Washington Examiner
    published on Mon, 07 Aug 2017 20:29:10 GMT
    Washington ExaminerMinnesota Dept. of Education's propaganda-laden transgender toolkitWashington ExaminerMinnesota has become ground zero for the issue due to its unique blend of folks who emanate "Minnesota Nice" but also tend to be politically progressive. Case in point: The Minnesota Department of Education formulated a toolkit for public schools which ......
  • Minnesota test results in reading, math see little change - Education Week (subscription)
    published on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:41:30 GMT
    INFORUMMinnesota test results in reading, math see little changeEducation Week (subscription)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota education officials say there has been little change in statewide test results in reading and math. Scores for the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments had no significant improvements in reading or math this year, the ...Minnesota Department of Education releases 2017 MCA scores ...ECM PublishersMinnesota test shows minorities still struggleINFORUMMinnesota test results ...
  • Sen. Hall: Furthering K-12 Education in Minnesota - Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)
    published on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:59:51 GMT
    Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)Sen. Hall: Furthering K-12 Education in MinnesotaMinnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)This year Republicans placed a strong emphasis on education. We were able to deliver major funding increases for schools across Minnesota....