School funding is like a sweater
Update: at the capitol
Game is On! The Governor's Budget is out, and education is a winner. Committees heard about his plan from Commissioner Cassellius, and ed stakeholders responded. All gave a nod to effort. Opinions abound about priorities and funding levels. Testimony on assessment, early childhood and other topics reveal debates are at hand. New nationwide data on school children and poverty show us importance of these decisions. Read the Update for January 30...
Parents: What we hear you saying
At Parents United we recently discussed with parents across the state how they felt about college as a goal for all students. Interestingly, they had reservations about traditional college for all, believing that valuable post-secondary endeavors are broadening. Read more…
Although Minnesota is committed to a 100% high school graduate rate, our vision of post-secondary success seems to be changing. For kids not on track for college, Pekel sights supportive relationships as key to their success at finishing school with the skills to live, access training, secure jobs and maybe, attend college.
Because Pekel believes relationships are so fundamental to youth’s success, he is asking the question, ”How can we articulate and measure the intangible dimensions of relationships so that they become both more credible and more actionable in the realms of policy and practice?” If we can make it law that 100% of our students graduate, can we make it law that positive, supportive relationships are available to get them there?
Parents United Updates
- Children and Families Top Governor Dayton’s Budget Priorities January 27, 2015
- Lawmakers listen as educators share ‘achievement gap’ success stories January 27, 2015
- LIFO isn’t the culprit in poor student achievement January 26, 2015
- A pot of money for early education January 26, 2015