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The Minnesota Education Omnibus Bill is Done. What’s In It? May 23, 2019

We provide an overview of some of the policy provisions that did and didn’t make the cut this legislative session. The list of policies that were not adopted is long and several of them are likely to come up again in the 2020 session.

Lessons Learned in Nurturing a Positive School Culture at Olson Middle School May 8, 2019

This Q&A-style post highlights lessons learned from a Minneapolis school that has focused on building positive culture and climate with teachers.

Mid-Session Update: Senate and House Education Omnibus Bills April 10, 2019

The 2019 legislative session is more than half way done and the education omnibus bills for both chambers have been published. Education Evolving has been following several bills that would advance innovation and student-centered learning for all of Minnesota’s students. This post recaps how each chamber approached these issues and EE’s stance.

How to Create School Conditions Where Talent Thrives March 28, 2019

In this post, we describe three lenses from education theory and research that speak directly to negative sentiments we’ve heard too often in our work with teachers over the years: positive school culture and climate; teacher collective efficacy; and culturally responsive school leadership.

Recent Content

Competency-Based Education FAQ Memo · January 2019

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding competency-based education, including a thorough definition of CBE, its advantages over traditional approaches, the role of teachers, and legislation to enable and support CBE.

Defining and Measuring Student-Centered Outcomes Report · October 2018

A review of the outcomes that researchers and communities identify as important for student success and an overview of the possible strategies for measuring them. And, a cohesive vision and specific next steps for states, learning communities, and students and families wanting to move toward more student-centered outcomes.

FAQ: Minnesota's Tiered Teacher Licensure System and PELSB Memo · August 2018

The new four-tiered teacher licensure system was created by the legislature during the 2017 legislative session. This FAQ covers the new system and the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

Summaries of States' ESSA School Quality/Student Success Measures Memo · June 2018

The School Quality or Student Success (SQ/SS) indicator was one of the most talked about and biggest decisions that fell to the states in drafting their new ESSA accountability plans. This memo summarizes the chosen SQ/SS measures for each state, DC, and Puerto Rico.

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