Revamping Minnesota’s Teacher Standards
The state rules governing the knowledge and skills that teacher candidates learn are under review. We’re advocating to revamp those rules, to better prepare teacher candidates to facilitate equitable, high-quality, student-centered learning experiences.
Minnesota Social Studies Standards: Revising With an Equity Lens
EE’s policy director is currently serving on Minnesota’s standards review committee. We’re pushing for the revised standards to be inclusive of more lenses, narratives, and histories—and develop in all students a commitment to the American ideals of liberty and justice.
National Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative
We support a network of teachers who are designing and running schools, to promote student-centered learning and advance the profession of teaching. This includes creating resources, hosting events, providing direct support to teachers, and more.
Teacher-Powered Minnesota Network
We support a network of approximately 25 Minnesota teacher-powered schools, helping them to collaborate and share best-practices. This involves hosting networking events and speakers, presenting professional development workshops, offering direct support to teacher teams, and more.
Retaining Teachers: Fostering Conditions Where Talent Thrives
A year-long blog series looking at the causes of—and solutions to—the problem of teacher turnover. We’re exploring research and stories on the school cultures, leaders, policies, and other factors that enable talent to thrive.
Student-Centered Learning Policy Advisory Council
We convene a council of educators from schools and districts around Minnesota that are innovating with equitable, student-centered learning. The council meets twice a year to advise EE on our program and policy initiatives—and to learn from and support one another.