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Coalition Champions Bills to Address Teachers of Color Shortage in Minnesota March 23, 2017

The Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota is currently championing two bills in the legislature that are aimed at increasing the number of teachers of color and American Indian teachers in the Minnesota. Read here for key provisions in the bills.

Minnesota Senate Hears Testimony in Favor of Innovation Zone Bill March 15, 2017

Last Thursday, the Minnesota Senate Education Policy Committee heard testimony on an Innovation Zone bill. The purpose of the bill is to give school districts and charter schools the opportunity to research and implement innovative education models that are designed to better prepare students for the 21st century.

3 Things You Should Know About the Proposed Minnesota Teacher Licensure System March 7, 2017

Minnesota’s teacher licensure system has been a topic of contention for several years, with a 2016 OLA report finding the system “complex, unclear, and confusing.” There is currently a bill in the Senate, S.F. 4, which would restructure the state’s teacher licensure system. Read our post to find out the three things you should know about the proposed system.

Publications & Events

EE Co-Founder Receives MAAP "Exemplary" Award Article · February 2017

Ted Kolderie is one of two recipients this year of the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs (MAAP) prestigious "Exemplary Award". Ted received the award at the 34th Annual MAAP Conference last week at the Verizon Center in Mankato.

Event: Introduction to Summit Learning Web Resource · February 2017

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 7th with Silicon Valley-based Summit Learning as they describe their free program to help schools implement personalized learning, and the software they are developing in collaboration with engineers at Facebook that tracks students’ personalized learning plans. Hear from educators participating in a pilot, and about how you can participate.

School District Innovation Hub Web Resource · September 2016

A new section of our website with resources on Minnesota state policies that can help enable school districts to innovate with learning. Includes info on site-governed schools, the new teacher-governed grants program, and more.

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