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We'll Be Back September 7, 2017

Education Evolving is working to finalize two papers that we will be releasing on October 2nd. We will be taking a hiatus from regular blog posting as we finish those papers, and will start posting regularly again in early October.

MDE Publishes ESSA State Plan and Elicits Public Feedback August 16, 2017

MDE published the ESSA state plan on August 1st, and is hosting a series of public commentary meetings from August 15-26th. Read here to learn about some of the changes that MDE has made to their plan, some of the concerns that have been raised by the public, the locations for where they are hosting their public commentary hearings, and how you can submit public comment.

Charter-District Collaboration: Where is it Thriving and What Can Minnesota Learn? August 9, 2017

Of the 23 Charter-District Collaboration Compact cities, the Center for Reinventing Public Education has identified five cities—Boston, Central Falls, Chicago, Denver, and New Orleans—where charter-district collaboration is thriving. Read more about the key takeaways that Minneapolis and other Minnesota cities can learn from these collaborations.

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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!

'Charter Schools' Is System Change Memo · June 2017

What most people call 'charter schools' is in fact system change. With a new, second, charter sector, public education can be a self-improving system. Success for the district sector might depend on its picking up innovations from the charter sector. Ted Kolderie explains.

Summaries of States' ESSA Accountability Plans Memo · April 2017

On April 3, 2017, fourteen states and D.C. submitted their draft ESSA state accountability plans. This memo contains one-page summaries of each state's plan, focusing on four primary areas or “big decisions” that ESSA requires each state to address.

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