Blog posts from November 2017

November 16, 2017 · By Guest Blogger

This post was written by Julene Oxton, a founding teacher of Impact Academy, a school in Lakeville Public Schools, and now the Innovation Coordinator for the district.

Last week David Osborne, author of the new book Reinventing America's Schools, visited Minnesota as part of his 28 city nationwide tour to celebrate its release. The reception and discussion of his book gave the audience a glimpse of a new paradigm emerging for public education that fits the realities...

November 10, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

What would happen if schools had more autonomy and accountability for performance? And what if metro regions featured more diversity of school designs and parental choice?

In his new book, Reinventing America’s Schools, David Osborne, the Director of the Reinventing America’s Schools Project at the Progressive Policy Institute, answers these questions by describing the transformational E-12 public education changes that are taking place in several American cities—including New Orleans, Denver, Memphis, Washington D.C., and Indianapolis—that have adopted these strategies,...

November 2, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) was recently awarded a five-year, $45.8 million Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant from the US Department of Education (USDE). The purpose of the CSP grant program is to help high-quality charter schools expand and grow, while also improving instruction for all students.

In a press release, Governor Dayton noted the “essential role” that the state’s charter schools play ensuring that every student in Minnesota has a “strong start and a great education.”...