The Education Evolving Blog

October 10, 2019

A former Minneapolis teacher, Dr. Rose Chu, shares how mentorship was a necessary sustaining support throughout each stage of her teaching career.

October 3, 2019 · By Marcus Penny

At Park Center Senior High, Pang Yang is teaching a heritage language course for native Hmong speakers. But the course is more than about language, culture, and history—it’s about the exploration of identity.

September 26, 2019 · By Lars Esdal

On Monday, the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) announced the first draft of revised rules for the standards educators learn in Minnesota teacher preparation programs. We summarize the most significant changes in the new draft teacher standards.

August 28, 2019

A message of support and encouragement to her colleagues from a Minneapolis teacher of color.

August 5, 2019 · By Alex Vitrella

Policies and initiatives have neglected to address the constructs within schools that frustrate those who don’t identify as part of the dominant culture, leading many students to disengage and teachers to leave the profession. EE’s Alex Vitrella talked with some of those who have stayed—and learned what makes them stay.

July 10, 2019 · By Krista Kaput

This post examines national, state, and local data, and some Minnesota policy initiatives implemented over the past three decades.

June 28, 2019

Letitia Johnson-Davis, an elementary principal in Los Angeles, shares reflections on how their culturally responsive and autonomous school community has engaged and invigorated teachers, and in turn has kept student needs at the center of school design.

June 13, 2019 · By Krista Kaput

Standards for the core set of teaching knowledge and skills all teacher candidates in Minnesota teacher preparation programs learn are under review. Here we describe nine areas we recommend strengthening or adding when drafting new Standards.

May 23, 2019 · By Krista Kaput

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.

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