The Education Evolving Blog

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.

March 28, 2019 · By Lars Esdal

Three themes from education theory and research can help address the challenges we've heard teachers describe: positive school culture and climate; teacher collective efficacy; and culturally responsive school leadership.

March 1, 2019 · By Krista Kaput

On February 27, the Senate’s E-12 Finance and Policy Committee had a hearing on Senate File 485, a bill that would legitimize and create the opportunity for competency-based education in Minnesota. Alongside Education Evolving, two national organizations—KnowledgeWorks and iNACOL—and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators testified in support of the bill. We describe the need for SF485, and what’s in the bill.

February 28, 2019 · By Lars Esdal

Addressing the problem of teacher turnover requires looking deeply at its root causes. This post explores the data available on why teachers leave the profession.

February 28, 2019 · By Lars Esdal

A summary of available data on the problem of teacher turnover, and a review of evidence on the negative impacts of this turnover.

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