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PELSB Prepares for July 1 Implementation of New Teacher Licensure System June 21, 2018

It’s been a busy few months for PELSB and its staff as they prepare for July 1 deadline for implementation of the new teacher licensure system. This post will provide a refresher on the new teacher licensure system, an update on rulemaking, and information on how teachers and teacher candidates can apply for licensure.

Statement in Support of Reuniting Separated Families June 20, 2018

Education Evolving advocates for education that meets the psychological, biological, and safety needs of students, recognizing that addressing those needs is fundamental to child welfare. We urge our government to move quickly to reunite separated families.

Ron Brown College Prep: A Student-Centered School For Male Students of Color June 14, 2018

Ron Brown College Preparatory opened its doors in August 2016 to 110 freshmen as part of DC Public Schools’ twenty million dollar “Empowering Males of Color” initiative. The primary purpose of the school is to serve the city’s young African-American and Latino men, two groups who have historically struggled in the district.

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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 · June 2018

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.

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