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Editorial: Minnesota school districts can learn from odds-defying schools
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Sep 19, 5:21 AM: Minnesota needs well-educated workers and cannot afford to have so many of its students do so poorly academically. Districts statewide should take more lessons from schools that are getting it right, focus resources on strategies >
Our View: Thumbs up for expansion of charter schools
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Sep 17, 7:24 AM: The schools currently turn away prospective students due to lack of space and have lengthy waiting lists. The expansion will allow the K-8 school, for instance, to expand from the current 347 students to 500 students.
Around the Twin Cities metro, high-poverty schools are beating the odds
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Sep 17, 5:55 AM: Skyview Elementary is one of 44 high-poverty public schools in the Twin Cities metro area that the Star Tribune has identified as “beating the odds” in an annual analysis of statewide test scores.
Rosa Parks gets a new home amid challenges, opportunities
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Sep 6, 5:44 AM: Mullen described teacher-powered schools as a growing movement, particularly in Minnesota. Avalon High School in the Twin Cities and Minnesota New Country are examples of schools controlled by teaching staff.
Three local charter schools top state average for English learner growth
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Aug 31, 6:38 AM: The state's new accountability system promises to highlight student growth and equity instead of only proficiency rates based on a single test. This is good news for area charter schools, which have high populations of student >
St. Paul, Minneapolis account for half of Minnesota’s worst schools, data show
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Aug 30, 6:03 AM: St. Paul and Minneapolis are home to half of the worst low-income schools in the state, according to Minnesota’s new accountability system.
School districts go door to door to draw new students
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Aug 27, 6:21 AM: The aim is to build enrollment at a time when charter schools and, in the case of Milwaukee and Baltimore, voucher-empowered private schools, siphon students and sap resources. And they are doing it by taking their message directly >
Schoolcraft moves into new home: Charter school leasing former Deer Lake Elementary
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Aug 24, 6:19 AM: The former Bemidji Area Schools elementary will house students in kindergarten through fifth grade, plus physical education classes and lunch periods. Next to it sits a newly constructed building for grades 6-8 and schoolwide art >
Minnesota works to complete teacher licensing overhaul
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Aug 20, 7:02 AM: Weeks before schools open their doors for the start of a new academic year, Minnesota education officials are finalizing the overhaul of the state's teacher licensing rules.
MPS unveils ambitious plan to transform education in one of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods
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Aug 13, 7:27 AM: Beginning this school year, two mobile teams of psychologists, social workers, nurses and others will be dispatched to serve students in crisis in one of the poorest areas of Milwaukee.
St. Paul school enrollment campaign nets 103 new students, union says
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Aug 10, 5:20 AM: The St. Paul Federation of Teachers says a six-week door-knocking campaign generated more than 100 additional students for St. Paul Public Schools.
Minnesota lawsuit alleging school segregation: Problem identified, but not the best solution
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Aug 1, 4:30 AM: However, although the plaintiffs have targeted a legitimate problem, their solution — eliminating informed family choices while protecting the status quo — does not accomplish their goal. It is now up to the courts to determine how >
Johnson says work requirements, school choice provide path out of poverty
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Jul 31, 5:05 AM: School choice programs and work requirements for people receiving benefits like Medicaid are the best approaches to pull Minnesotans out of poverty, Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson said Monday.
Why charter school advocates have mixed feelings about the state Supreme Court's integration decision
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Jul 27, 4:44 AM: On Wednesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court put a high-profile school integration lawsuit back in play by deciding that state courts can weigh in on whether or not the state has failed in its responsibility to adequately educate >
MN Supreme Court: Parents’ lawsuit accusing state of racially segregating students can proceed
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Jul 26, 5:15 AM: The parent plaintiffs in Cruz-Guzman v. State of Minnesota argue the state has enabled racial segregation in the seven-county metro by allowing single-race charter schools and letting families enroll outside their assigned schools >
The number of majority-minority school districts in Minnesota has doubled in the last five years
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Jul 24, 6:22 AM: Perhaps the most striking thing about the state’s increasingly diverse districts, however, isn’t just the number but how spread out they are.
MN high school students save millions in tuition by taking college-credit courses
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Jul 16, 5:15 AM: Dual-credit courses can make colleges and universities much more affordable. And research shows that taking college-level courses in high school makes it far more likely that students will not only enter but graduate from a two- or >
MN Teachers Weighing Option to Opt Out or Go All In on Union Fees Following Supreme Court Decision
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Jul 13, 4:57 AM: Janus had argued that being forced to pay any level of fees to his union violated his right to free speech, by forcing him to support a union that advocates for things he opposes. But union supporters — Education Minnesota being >
Opinion: Battling for the soul of North Division High School
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Jul 11, 6:46 AM: Call to Action is a coalition of nearly a dozen central city organizations and dozens of North alumni, and grew out of the frightful realization that not only was North failing yet another generation of Black students, but unless >
St. Paul Public Schools, teachers union launch door-knocking campaign to woo new families
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Jun 22, 6:22 AM: In an effort to tackle the school district’s declining enrollment and budget woes, the district and teachers union are teaming up in a new campaign starting Monday — door-knocking to directly ask families who moved their kids to >

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