The Education Evolving Blog

March 15, 2023 · By Marcus Penny

A bill to deepen Minnesota students’ engagement with ethnic studies is moving through the legislature.

February 15, 2023 · By Marcus Penny

Legislators look to add new options for teachers to demonstrate competency in their home language.

January 4, 2023 · By Marcus Penny

Where we see opportunity in MN education policy this year.

May 26, 2022 · By Marcus Penny

No education bill—for now. But these tabled items deserve another chance.

March 25, 2022 · By Danyika Leonard

Proposed legislation could spur MN schools toward more innovative, personalized pathways for student learning

March 10, 2022 · By Marcus Penny

A collaborative staff culture lets this MN school discover new ways of meeting student needs

January 31, 2022 · By Danyika Leonard, Marcus Penny

While politicians jockey over a record surplus, we hone in on education policy opportunities tailor-made for 2022.

December 15, 2021 · By Lars Esdal, Sara Kemper

Being student-centered isn’t a static “thing you do”, but an approach of continually adjusting—both for each student and school-wide

December 1, 2021 · By Lars Esdal

Picture a mirror, not a hammer—helping answer objectively: How are we doing? Where can we improve?

November 22, 2021 · By Danyika Leonard

While the draft standards have sparked debate, teachers welcome the overdue shift to more equitable social studies instruction


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