Resources RSS feed for this section

October 26, 2015 Testimony from Elizabeth Proepper before the Senate Education Committee

Good afternoon. My name is Elizabeth Proepper and I’m an elementary teacher in the Proctor Public schools. I know our time today is short, so please allow me to summarize the guiding principles behind our recommendations for a new system of assessments. Please refer to the report for a full explanation of each item. You […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

October 26, 2015 Testimony from Annette Walen before the Senate Education Committee

My name is Annette Walen and I’m proud to be a 4th grade teacher in the Osseo School District. I was one of the seven co-authors of the report, “Testing Better: How to Improve Minnesota’s Use of Assessments in Education.” You will hear from two of my co-authors in a moment. Our report was produced […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

October 26, 2015 Testimony from Erik Sivertson before the Senate Education Committee

My name is Erik Sivertson and I am a teacher in the Sauk-Rapids-Rice Public Schools. I would like to preface our recommendations with two observations. First, we consider this report to be a starting point. If the Legislature is given the authority to repair the damage of the No Child Left Behind law, please listen […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

October 26, 2015 Testimony from Peter Olson-Skog before the Senate Education Committee

Greetings Chairman Wiger and Members of the Committee- My name is Peter Olson-Skog. I am proud father of a 3rd, 6th and 8th grader who are each public school students. As such, I am extremely grateful for the time and energy that you and the rest of our MN legislators spend on ensuring a great […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Tweens, Teens, and Screens: What Our New Research Uncovers

Michael Robb, Common Sense Media, November 2, 2015 By taking a “census” of kids’ media use, Common Sense’s new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.  For today’s tweens and teens, technology is part of the fabric of everyday life. They’re […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

River’s Edge Academy: an Expeditionary Learning School

An interview with REA’s Principal, Meghan Cavalier How are the relationships between students and staff different in your school environment than a traditional school and how does that influence their learning? The relationships between students and staff are intentional and collaborative. Staff work to support all student needs in and out of the classroom. We […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Making Affordable Childcare Available to more Minnesota Families

Ben Horowitz, The Minnesota Budget Project, website information   The Minnesota Budget Project supports policies to ensure that more Minnesota families have affordable, reliable child care that meets their needs. These policies include: Increasing funding for Basic Sliding Fee Child Care Assistance. Increasing reimbursement rates to child care providers participating in the Child Care Assistance […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Opening Day: Daudt, Republicans gavel in new majority

HPIS Staff, Session Daily, January 6, 2015   For those keeping score, bipartisan standing ovations outnumbered partisan stand-offs by a 5-0 count after the first day’s action in the 2015 House of Representatives. The House kicked off the 89th legislative session Tuesday with a floor session devoted to procedural business and marked by pledges of […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }