This week we at Education Evolving begin a multi-pronged effort to help Minnesotans and others interested in the evolution of school gain a broader understanding of the role chartering is playing in improving public education in 2016. We're also announcing a new full-time position opening. Read on for more information.
Ted Kolderie tees up this effort with a white paper revisiting the purpose set out in the original charter law: to create a new, more entrepreneurial sector of public education that can serve to develop innovative, more effective strategies for educating students, organizing schools and evaluating student progress.
Throughout 2016, we’ll be covering Minnesota’s charter sector on our blog. Topics will include: examples of new approaches to learning—innovations—being used in chartered schools; happenings in the charter sector, including personnel changes, partnerships formed, and school openings and closings; legislative and administrative policy activity, including committee hearings, and ESSA workgroup meetings; and other topics.
Education Evolving is looking for a person to join our team full-time in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. Duties include writing, research, and communications. A primary focus of this work in 2016 will be helping with this coverage of the charter sector. Please help spread the word!