Publications

Report · October 2019

Teacher-Powered Practices: How Teacher Teams Collaboratively Lead and Create Student-Centered Schools focuses on how innovative teachers are radically changing the ways schools are designed and run. The how here are the common practices, structures, and processes teacher-powered teams design and use daily.

Memo · June 2019

Based on extensive stakeholder engagement, we identified nine areas that we recommend the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) strengthen or add when drafting Minnesota's new teacher standards.

Report · March 2019

A guide with reflection questions, conversation starters, and tips and tricks from expert teacher-powered administrators.

Memo · January 2019

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding competency-based education, including a thorough definition of CBE, its advantages over traditional approaches, the role of teachers, and legislation to enable and support CBE.

Report · October 2018

A review of the outcomes that researchers and communities identify as important for student success—and possible strategies for measuring them. Plus, a vision and next steps for educators and policymakers wanting to move forward.

Memo · August 2018

This brief provides a historical overview of the impetus for Minnesota's change to a four-tiered teacher licensure system, as well as the transition to the new system. This is a living document that EE will update as needed.

Memo · August 2018

The new four-tiered teacher licensure system was created by the legislature during the 2017 legislative session. This FAQ covers the new system and the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

Memo · June 2018

The School Quality or Student Success (SQ/SS) indicator was one of the most talked about and biggest decisions that fell to the states in drafting their new ESSA accountability plans. This memo summarizes the chosen SQ/SS measures for each state, DC, and Puerto Rico.

Memo · June 2018

A 2017 law allows districts and charter schools in Minnesota to form an innovation zone in order to try new approaches to learning that will raise student acheivement. The law provides flexibility from state law and rule to try those innovations.

Guide · May 2018

Visiting another school and spending time talking with their team is one of the best ways to understand the power of shared leadership. We want to ensure the time and money you spend visiting a school is well used. This guide is designed to help your team get the most out of your visit.

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