Innovation zone becomes law in MN; next speaker series event

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June 1, 2017

Innovation Zone Program Becomes Law in Minnesota

Earlier this week, Governor Dayton signed into law the new “innovation research zone pilot program”, championed by Education Evolving and several other local organizations. The legislation allows groups of district and/or charter schools to form “innovation zones”, which gain flexibility from rule and law in order to implement and research new approaches to learning.

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Competency-Based Education Leaders from New Hampshire to Visit Minnesota

What if learning goals were defined in terms "competencies" involving 21st century skills, and students progressed at their own pace as they demonstrated mastery? Two architects of New Hampshire’s PACE accountability model—Deputy Commissioner, Paul Leather, and PACE Teaching & Learning Director, Ellen Hume-Howard—will present in Minnesota on June 15th, 4pm to 5:30pm, for our next Rethinking Education speaker series event.

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‘Charter Schools’ is System Change

In his latest piece, EE co-founder and senior fellow Ted Kolderie explains that what most people call 'charter schools' is in fact system change. With the new second—its charter—sector public education can be a self-improving system. Success for the district sector might in fact result from its picking up, and responding to, innovations occurring in the charter sector.

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TOMORROW: Bush Foundation Event on Individualized Learning

Bush Foundation invites you to an event tomorrow, June 2nd, exploring how we, as a region committed to making education more relevant for all students, can Realize the Power and Possibility of Individualized Learning. At the event, EE executive director, Lars Esdal, will be moderating a panel on “how policy can create a supportive context for the work of individualized learning.” While registration is currently closed, you can still register (for free) at the door tomorrow.

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From the Blog

Our ongoing blog coverage of education policy and innovation in Minnesota, including our special series on chartering, continues. Below are recent popular posts. Want to stay up to date on education policy and innovation? Sign up to receive blog posts by email.

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