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Understanding Outcomes of Student-Centered Learning February 20, 2018

Last year we engaged in a visioning process to describe what we mean when we say “student-centered learning”. So, what’s next? This work has given rise to a new question: what learning outcomes and indicators would measure whether student-centered learning has been successful?

USDE Approves MDE's ESSA Plan. What's Next? January 11, 2018

On January 10th, Secretary DeVos notified MDE that their ESSA accountability plan has been approved. However, just because MDE’s plan was approved does not mean that their work is done. Rather, MDE has formed a new stakeholder Committee in order to gain input about future improvements to the plan and will have to implement the plan starting in the 2018-19 academic year.

Minnesota’s Growing Special Education Teacher Shortage: What to Do? December 19, 2017

The shortage of Minnesota teachers with special education licensure is particularly problematic given the increasing use of special education services statewide. Read about how some programs in the state are trying to rectify it.

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A Reception on Student-Centered Learning
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On Thursday, February 27, join Education Evolving and the University of St. Thomas for a reception with policy staff from the national organizations KnowledgeWorks, iNACOL, and Education Reimagined. Come connect with other leaders interested in the future of education and student-centered learning.

Evidence for Student-Centered Learning Report · January 2018

The design of America’s schools needs to shift from adult-centered and standardized to student-centered and individualized. This report examines the academic and historical research that supports the need for the transition to student-centered learning.

A Guide to the Charter Sector of Minnesota Public Education Report · November 2017

In its first twenty-five years, the charter option has spawned a vibrant and growing second sector of public education in Minnesota and around the country. This report takes stock of the sector, and looks at innovations across Minnesota's chartering landscape.

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.

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