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Statewide Public Education Advocacy Organization Ends Operations Contact: Eric Celeste, President, Board of Directors, efc@clst.org 651-323-2009 Laura Kelly Lovdahl, Executive Director laura@parentsunited.org Mary Cecconi, Policy Director mary@parentsunited.org Parents United for Public Schools 1667 Snelling Avenue N Saint Paul, MN 55108 651-999-7391 (main) St. Paul, MN, April 15, 2016 – Parents United for Public Schools today […]

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Minnesota Students’ Scores Mixed on Nation’s Report Card

Minnesota Department of Education, Press Release October 28, 2015 While state eighth-grade students continue to outperform peers nationwide, fourth-grade results underscore urgency still needed to close gaps in Minnesota ROSEVILLE – Today the National Center for Education Statistics released the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—otherwise known as the “Nation’s Report Card”—showing mixed results for […]

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Letter to Governor Mark Dayton from Parents United

    Honorable Mark Dayton 116 Veterans Service Building 20 West 12th St. St. Paul, MN 55155   Dear Governor Dayton: Parents United for Public Schools wishes to thank you for your unflagging dedication to the education of our children. We stand with you and support your efforts to increase the target for education to […]

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Minnesota Department of Education Announces 2014 Celebration Schools

Press Release — Minnesota Department of Education, December 17, 2014   Today, the Minnesota Department of Education announced that 22 schools are being recognized as Celebration schools for their efforts to increase student achievement. This year, 143 schools applied for the honor. “I want to congratulate these schools for this incredible accomplishment,” said Education Commissioner […]

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Mapping Minnesota’s Future to Shared Opportunities

Minnesota Budget Project, Clark Biegler, December 11, 2014 In some parts of our state, 1 in 3 children live in poverty, more than 1 in 3 households have high housing costs, or 1 in 8 adults are unemployed. While Minnesota has one of the strongest economies in the nation, too many are not sharing in the state’s overall success. Minnesota’s […]

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Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Twin Cities Region Today

Metropolitan Council, Twin Cities, November 20, 2014 Demographic shifts in the coming decades will result in a different Twin Cities region than we know today and have known in years past. These shifts are not just in our future, these changes are well underway, especially when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity in the region. The trends show: […]

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MDE Early Learning Council Information

Early Learning Council This information is replicated from the MDE website as a resource for parent advocates. Please visit http://education.state.mn.us/mde/index.html for other resources.  The Early Learning Council (ELC) makes recommendations to the Governor, Children’s Cabinet and Legislature, including proposed legislation on how to effectively create a high-quality early childhood system in Minnesota to ensure all children […]

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New Interest, Old Rhetoric, Limited Results, and the Need for a New Direction for Computer-Mediated Learning

Noel Enyedy, University of California, Los Angeles, November 24, 2014 Policy Brief: New Interest, Old Rhetoric, Limited Results, and the Need for a New Direction for Computer-Mediated Learning Press Release → Media Citations → The pace of technological advancement, combined with improvements technology has brought to other sectors, is leading policymakers and educators alike to […]

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Minnesota Department of Education Announces New Hires

For Immediate Release: November 21, 2014 Contact: Keith Hovis, 651.308.2252, keith.hovis@state.mn.us Minnesota Department of Education Announces New Hires ROSEVILLE – Today, Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced the following changes to the agency’s executive leadership team: Hue Nguyen will join the department as an assistant commissioner, filling a vacancy left by Elia Bruggeman. […]

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State Recognizes 30 Schools for Excellence in Behavioral Prevention Efforts

Keith Hovis, MN Department of Education, May 13, 2014
 Contact: 651-582-8275 or keith.hovis@state.mn.us ROSEVILLE – Today the Minnesota Department of Education recognized 30 schools for their successful work using Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), a data-driven program that provides districts and individual schools throughout Minnesota with training and technical support to promote improvement in […]

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