The Education Evolving Blog

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 elements of schools that frustrate those who don’t identify as part of the dominant culture. We 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 school community has engaged and invigorated teachers, and in turn has kept student needs at the center.

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.

May 8, 2019 · By Lars Esdal

This Q&A-style post highlights lessons learned from a Minneapolis school that has focused on building positive culture and climate with teachers.

April 10, 2019 · By Krista Kaput

The 2019 legislative session is more than half way done and the education omnibus bills for both chambers have been published. Education Evolving has been following several bills that would advance innovation and student-centered learning for all of Minnesota’s students. This post recaps how each chamber approached these issues and EE’s stance.

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