The Education Evolving Blog

December 19, 2018 · By Krista Kaput

Last week, MDE joined several other states when it released its updated Report Card as required by the ESSA. Many of the new reporting requirements focus on increasing transparency and providing families, educators, and students information about the performance of schools. We describe the Report Card requirements under ESSA as well as the changes MDE made to it.

December 12, 2018 · By Marcus Penny

The first weekend of December, more than 320 educators and supporters convened in Boston for the third Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference. Designing for Success, the theme of the sold out 2018 gathering, was tailored to attendees interested in professionalizing teacher roles and moving school decisions and design toward those closest to the students—teachers.

November 2, 2018 · By Marcus Penny

With our upcoming Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference kicking off November 30 in Boston, we’re taking a break from the blog until we get to the other side of this event. While we’re out, we hope you’ll check out some of our recent publications.

October 17, 2018 · By Krista Kaput

PELSB adopted rule for tiered licensure on October 12. What changes were made to rule? When will rule be effective? Is PELSB done with rulemaking? Read here to find out.

October 4, 2018 · By Krista Kaput

Earlier this week, Secretary DeVos announced the US Department of Education had approved New Hampshire as the second state after Louisiana to participate in the Every Student Succeeds Act’s Innovative Assessment Pilot. This post will provide an overview of both Louisiana and New Hampshire’s innovative assessments, as well as discuss other assessment flexibilities states are taking advantage of under ESSA.

September 11, 2018 · By Krista Kaput

On August 30, the Minnesota Department of Education released the first round of 485 schools identified to receive support under the state’s new North Star accountability system. This post will provide an overview of the processes for identifying schools for support and MDE’s Regional Centers for Excellence, as well as a deep dive into the two main levels of school support—comprehensive and targeted support.

August 31, 2018 · By Krista Kaput

On August 30, PELSB approved rule changes in order to address defects that the ALJ had found in the rule draft. On August 31, PELSB submitted their updates rules to the Chief ALJ, who has 5 business days to review and provide feedback. This post will provide an overview of some of the changes PELSB made to rule and the next steps in the rulemaking process.

August 15, 2018 · By Lars Esdal

Patrick Henry, a district high school in North Minneapolis that serves primarily low-income students and students of color, is part of a growing movement of public schools and districts around the country that are convening their local communities to create a Portrait of a Graduate—a “collective vision that articulates the community’s aspirations for all students”.

August 8, 2018 · By Krista Kaput

This week, the Office of Higher Education announced the five recipients of the State’s first Alternative Teacher Preparation Grant Program. Read here to learn about the grant program, the five grant winners, as well as a refresher on what an alternative teacher preparation is.

August 1, 2018 · By Marcus Penny

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which provides $1.2 billion in funding for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and job training for students, has been reauthorized. This post will cover the history of the legislation, what’s new in this version, and the CTE landscape in Minnesota.


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