We advance student-centered learning for all students, by supporting teachers designing and leading schools, and by advocating for policy that is open to innovation.

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A Teacher’s Reflections on Reinventing America’s Schools November 16, 2017

Guest blogger Julene Oxton reflects on David Osborne's new book, where he provides examples of cities that are reinventing public education, from her perspective as a teacher who started an autonomous, teacher-powered school in a Minnesota school district.

Best-Selling Author Visits Minnesota, Advocates for 21st Century Schools November 10, 2017

What would happen if schools had more autonomy and accountability for performance? And what if metro regions featured more diversity of school designs and parental choice? In his new book, David Osborne answers these questions by describing the transformational E-12 public education changes that are taking place in several American cities.

New Federal Funds for Charter Startup and Expansion in Minnesota November 2, 2017

MDE was recently awarded $45.8 million in Charter Schools Program grant funds from the US Department of Education. The purpose of the CSP grant program is to help high-quality charter schools expand and grow, while also improving instruction for all students.

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2017 Innovation Zone Law FAQ Memo · October 2017

A 2017 law allows districts and charter schools in Minnesota to form an innovation zone in order to try new approaches to learning that will raise student acheivement. The law provides flexibility from state law and rule to try those innovations.

Clearing Policy Barriers to Student-Centered Learning Report · October 2017

A comprehensive review of barriers in Minnesota state policy faced by educators innovating with student-centered learning, and recommendations for removing those barriers.

Seven Principles of Student-Centered Learning & Theory of Change Memo · October 2017

A brief brochure on Education Evolving, including the vision for student-centered learning that guides all our work, and our theory of change to advance that vision.

Education Policy Fellowship Program Web Resource

A nine month fellowship program on state and federal education policy development and leadership, beginning October 2017. Learn more and apply today!

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