Blog posts from February 2017

February 27, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

Last Thursday, the MN House and Senate heard testimony on MDE's Policy Bill. While the bill covers several topics that affect public education in general, this post will focus on two of the concerns that were raised, regarding bill additions, that could negatively impact the state’s charter schools.

February 23, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

Walking into Venture Academy, a Southeast Minneapolis charter school, is like walking into Google. To the outside eye, one that has been trained to look for the industrialized education model, it may first appear chaotic and unorganized. However, upon closer examination, it is evident that Venture is anything but that.

February 14, 2017

Two teacher guest bloggers recount their experience at the 2017 Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference and the incredible partnership that is emerging between unionized district schools and charter schools within the teacher-powered network.

February 9, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

On Tuesday, the Senate voted 51-50 to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary, after much debate. A lot of the controversy was due to DeVos' support of school vouchers. Learn more about school vouchers, and how a tax credit proposal active in Minnesota relates to the concept.

February 2, 2017

Over the weekend, 275 educators and advocates from 22 states gathered in Los Angeles for the second Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference. Practitioners from both district and charter schools gathered to network and share lessons about how they collaboratively design and run their schools.