The Education Evolving Blog

June 10, 2021 · By Marcus Penny

Over ten days in May, a community of student-centered educators and advocates gathered at the fifth regional education convening, Student-Centered Learning for Equity 2021, hosted by the Bush Foundation and Education Evolving.

June 2, 2021 · By Sara Kemper

A culture of care, trust, and persistent checking-in means students stay plugged in—whether in-person or over distance.

April 21, 2021

From the Education Evolving team, our statement on the conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer for the murder of George Floyd.

April 15, 2021 · By Sara Kemper

For a program already built around students mastering learning outcomes at their own pace, the pandemic was a bump in the road—not a seismic shift.

March 31, 2021 · By Sara Kemper

Acknowledging and celebrating our shared humanity matters just as much as attending to individual differences—especially in a global pandemic.

March 2, 2021 · By Lars Esdal

Kickoff post announcing a new year-long series highlighting student-centered innovators in a pandemic—in particular the practices and success indicators they've used.

February 23, 2021 · By Guest Blogger

Middle schooler Jules Pow writes on their experience as a Black student in a predominantly white district.

February 17, 2021 · By Guest Blogger

Cavyn R. shares their perspective as a Black child in a majority-white education system—and the impact microaggressions had on them as a student.

February 17, 2021 · By Marcus Penny

Minnesota is revising its Social Studies Standards, and the first draft has drawn criticism for its shift toward equity. We state here our view: the new standards must be inclusive of more lenses, narratives, and histories—and honest about both the achievements and atrocities that mark our nation’s story.

December 22, 2020 · By Danyika Leonard

State social studies academic standards are under review. As part of the committee tasked with transforming what Minnesota students learn in social studies, policy director Danyika Leonard urges holding equity at the center, and in a memo outlines equity concerns with the first draft of revised standards and the process to create them.

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