Recommendations for Minnesota’s Teacher Standards of Effective Practice
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.
A History of Minnesota’s Tiered Teacher Licensure System
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.
Summaries of States’ ESSA School Quality/Student Success Measures
Memo • June 2018
The School Quality or Student Success (SQ/SS) indicator was one of the most talked about decisions that fell to the states in drafting their new ESSA accountability plans. This memo summarizes the chosen SQ/SS measures for each state.
Summaries of States’ ESSA Accountability Plans
Memo • April 2017
On April 3, 2017, fourteen states and D.C. submitted their draft ESSA state accountability plans. This memo contains one-page summaries of each state’s plan, focusing on four primary areas or “big decisions” that ESSA requires each state to address.
Status of Education “Innovation Zones” Around the Country
Memo • December 2011
In 2010 and 2011 Education Evolving studied the policy frameworks being used in large cities around the country to encourage innovation in school. Here is a summary of those district and state policy frameworks, as of 2011.
‘Charter Schools’ Is System Change
Memo • June 2017
What most people call ‘charter schools’ is in fact system change. With a new, second, charter sector, public education can be a self-improving system. Success for the district sector might depend on its picking up innovations from the charter sector. Ted Kolderie explains.