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Get Connected! Taking action for excellence in public schools – Oct. 1, 6:30 pm

What if there were strategies to improve public schools without leaving your desk chair? Parents United and the Twin Cities Media Alliance are partnering to host a conversation on how to use new media tools to be an advocate for excellence in public schools. Achieving excellence in public schools is a mission that takes many hands […]

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Nationally Recognized Expert to Speak to Public August 29

ELK RIVER, MN – ISD 728 will host internationally-recognized education expert Dr. Jamie Vollmer for a special public presentation, 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the Elk River High School Zabee Theater (900 School Street). Vollmer will speak on the topic, “Schools cannot do it alone” and how it relates to this school district. […]

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Reforming K-12 Education Funding, September 6, 2012, 11:30 am

Century College K-12 Speaker Series presents Representative Mindy Greiling “Reforming K-12 Education Funding” Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:30am Century College, East Campus, Lincoln Mall  Mindy graduated Magna cum Laude from Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in Education. While teaching elementary school and serving as a team leader in the St. Paul Public Schools, […]

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Bully Task Force Listening Session, July 9, 2012 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Governor Mark Dayton’s Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying is continuing its public listening sessions around Minnesota. These are valuable opportunities to share experiences about school bullying and your participation will help make Minnesota schools safer for all youth. The next metro meeting is: Location: Minnesota Department of Education 1500 Highway 36 West, […]

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Engaging Parents in Schools and Student Learning – June 21, 2012, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Webinar)

Parent engagement has long been regarded as critical to students’ success in school. Many schools and districts, however, have struggled to involve parents and encourage them to become more directly immersed in their children’s education. Some schools and districts have managed to address these issues by taking distinctive approaches to engaging parents, such as setting […]

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Technology and the Design of Personalized Learning – June 20, 2012, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

This event will look at re-engineering the classroom to harness the power of digital technologies. How can we customize learning to meet the needs of each student? Technology tools, teaching innovation, and new ways of organizing learning may provide the answer. Join us to hear from national experts on technology-enhanced customized learning. Featuring Jennie Magiera, […]

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State Demographer offers data visualization contest

Kaeti Hinck, MinnPost, May 25, 2012 – If you’re interested in data visualization and Minnesota, check out this new contest from the State Demographer’s office and journalist Michael Olson. The first-ever Minnesota Data Opener is calling for creative and innovative projects that will help illuminate a complex issue in our state: education. Using the data they provide [.xls], applicants are […]

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Legislative Wrap-up, Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m.

Parents United for Public Schools TIES building, St. Paul Please join us on Tuesday, May 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m., to meet informally to debrief the Legislative Session. Come talk about what happened in education during the session and how it will affect your schools over the next few years. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the conversations, […]

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Engaging Families for Student Success – Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

The Minnesota Department of Education and its community partners invite families to attend the Engaging Families for Student Success forum. The goal of this forum is to dialogue with families and equip families to be partners in the learning process of their children. Some sessions will be available in Spanish, Hmong, and Somali. Location: Minnesota […]

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Public Education: A Look at Segregation, Housing and Our Collective Future – Thursday, May 24, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.

University of Minnesota Law School, Mondale Hall, Room 50, 229 19th Ave South, Minneapolis Public Education Justice Alliance of Minnesota is hosting a forum with Myron Orfield from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Race and Poverty. The presentation and discussion will focus on public education, housing, and segregation in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area. Orfield […]

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