The Education Evolving Blog

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, David Osborne answers these questions by describing the transformational E-12 public education changes that are taking place in several American cities.

November 2, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

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

October 26, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

On Tuesday, the Innovation Research Zone Advisory Panel met for the first time to discuss the Innovation Research Zone application, which was released in mid-September. Read here to learn more about the process for deciding which applications will be accepted to become Innovation Research Zones, as well as the timeline for application review and implementation.

October 5, 2017

It’s a busy and exciting time at Education Evolving. We are proud to unveil the results of that work, including a new vision for student-centered learning, statement on educational equity, policy paper, visual brand, and logo.

September 26, 2017

Woods Learning Center, a teacher-powered school in Wyoming, was one of the schools Secretary DeVos visited on her "Rethink School" tour. Hear from two teacher perspectives regarding the controversial Secretary's visit and how they used it as a learning opportunity to showcase their innovative school model.

September 20, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

On Monday, 30 states, including Minnesota, turned in their Every Student Succeeds Act accountability plans to the US Department of Education in the second and final deadline. Minnesota’s accountability plan is the culmination of the work that the Minnesota Department of Education engaged in for the past 21 months. Read here for some of the changes that MDE has made to the plan since we last reported.

September 7, 2017

Education Evolving is working to finalize two papers that we will be releasing on October 2nd. We will be taking a hiatus from regular blog posting as we finish those papers, and will start posting regularly again in early October.

August 16, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

MDE published the ESSA state plan on August 1st, and is hosting a series of public commentary meetings from August 15-26th. Read here to learn about some of the changes that MDE has made to their plan, some of the concerns that have been raised by the public, the locations for where they are hosting their public commentary hearings, and how you can submit public comment.

August 9, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

Of the 23 Charter-District Collaboration Compact cities, the Center for Reinventing Public Education has identified five cities—Boston, Central Falls, Chicago, Denver, and New Orleans—where charter-district collaboration is thriving. Read more about the key takeaways that Minneapolis and other Minnesota cities can learn from these collaborations.

August 2, 2017 · By Krista Kaput

Over the past few weeks, the growing animosity between different education organizations and advocates regarding the merits of charter versus traditional district schools has dominated the news cycle. However, in recent years, a growing number of districts and charter schools have put aside their political differences and worked together in order to do what’s best for students. Read here to learn about these district-charter collaborations.

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