Nathan on Education
Listening to and learning from educators like Megan Hall, Steve Allen and Bill Wilson reminded me recently of two important things. First, they have so much to offer, not only to youngsters, but also to other educators and those learning to be educators. Second, their skills, insights, experience an...Read More
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Two of the nation’s most intriguing and one of the nation’s most controversial school reform advocates spoke in Minnesota, Feb. 6. The conference, convened by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, opened with sobering statistics. While Minnesota schools rank well in many areas, we are 48th in high ...Read More
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A Minnesota group calling itself “Better Ed” should “know better” than to distribute misleading statistics. Perhaps even worse than the original act of distributing a postcard with inaccurate statistics is an email acknowledgement that these folks know the statistics are not accurate. Here...Read More
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Important decisions were made recently. Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius and a number of local superintendents have decided it’s time for thousands of Minnesota families and students to have better information about some key education opportunities. In mid-January, the Minneso...Read More
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Can the Minnesota Business Partnership, which focuses on making the best possible use of existing funds, and Parents United, which urges that more money be spent on Minnesota’s public schools, find things they agree on? Can the African American Leadership Forum, which represents more than a thousa...Read More
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Nathan on Education by Joe Nathan Here’s good news for Minnesota students, families and taxpayers about closing achievement gaps and improving high school graduation rates. State data shows dramatically better high school graduation rates for students who take at least 240 hours of career techni...Read More
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As we start a new year, it’s time to ask some tough questions. Over the past year, I have seen more and more examples of education systems that don’t seem to be serving at least some students. Some systems seem to be putting a priority on protecting the way things used to be, above the [...]...Read More
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Looking back over 2013, I think Minnesota parents, policymakers, taxpayers and educators sent each other three major, memorable messages about public schools. Column readers sent me more than 1,000 comments in 2013. Your messages helped me reach these conclusions: • We’re willing to put more mon...Read More
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