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Higher-level classes to extend to all middle school students at Robbinsdale Area Schools

Joe Bowen, Sun Post, January 4, 2016 Informational meeting is Jan. 7 Robbinsdale Area Schools is rolling out a plan to place all of its middle school students in advanced classes. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, all district middle schoolers will receive the same Pre-Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate-Middle Years Program curriculum. The former […]

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State assistance is a welcome boost for full-service community schools

Editorial Board, Star Tribune, January 4, 2016 Improved family access to services can help improve student achievement.  The research is clear: It’s more difficult for children to learn when their lives outside school are unstable and riddled with social and economic challenges. That’s what programs like New York’s Harlem Achievement Zone and the local Northside Achievement […]

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New school accountability measures must be careful not to reinforce student poverty

Michael Hansen, The Brown Center Chalkboard, January 4, 2016  The newly enacted Every Student Succeeds Act offers reprieve to states that felt encumbered by No Child Left Behind’s onerous school accountability measures. Not only will the ambitious 100 percent proficiency standard no longer loom over the shoulders of state superintendents, but under the new law, states […]

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Turns out monkey bars and kickball might be good for the brain

Christopher Connelly, KERA Unlimited and MPR News, January 3, 2016 LISTEN Story audio 4min 46sec Recess at Eagle Mountain Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, looks much like recess anyplace else. Some kids run and squeal, others swing, while a half-dozen of their peers are bunched up on the slide. Journey Orebaugh, a 6-year-old in an […]

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