Starting this fall, Education Evolving will be hosting quarterly public speakers on education topics—movers and shakers in their fields, primarily from out-of-state. The series, subtitled “Asking Why and How”, seeks to enrich discussion and spark action in Minnesota, by bringing in fresh ideas and perspectives from other states. Stay tuned for speaker announcements.
Help us kick off our new series on Thursday, October 13, with breakfast with Kelly Young, Executive Director of the DC-based Education Reimagined. Come hear about their work to shift the paradigm of American education toward learning that is personalized, relevant, socially-embedded, competency-based, and open-walled, and to network and strategize with others advancing this shift in Minnesota.
Where exactly does chartering fit in the strategy for public education? Across America that question is rising, as the charter sector gets larger in a number of big cities and as the local districts are losing enrollment. In this recent commentary in the StarTribune, Ted Kolderie looks at four current answers to the question—and suggests a fifth, more practical answer.
Work on Minnesota's new state accountability plan, as required under the recent Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), continues. Haven’t been following closely and looking for a quick high-level update? Check out the latest post on Education Evolving’s blog.