Tag Archives | Ann Hobbie

Educators both praise and fret over Dayton’s veto promise

Christopher Magan, Pioneer Press, May 19, 2015  RELATED STORIES May 20: Mark Dayton keeping veto promise on education bill Mark Dayton says he’ll fight to preserve Minnesota auditor authority Video: The last 92 seconds of the Minnesota House session May 19: Minnesota Legislature: What got done, what didn’t Legislature roundup: Buffer strips, transportation, public safety […]

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Parents and teachers: A collaborative effort

G.J. Olson, Special to the Star Tribune, November 24, 2012 – Gone are the days when no news was good news and parents heard from teachers only when a crisis occurred or a child was struggling. Today, most parents expect a collaborative effort in home/school communication. They anticipate regular reports of their child’s progress, and they […]

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Teachers, parents pushing for smaller classes in St. Paul

Sheila Regan, Twin Cities Daily Planet, January 16, 2012 – The St. Paul Federation of Teachers and the St. Paul Public Schools are in contract negotiations, with disagreement over class sizes standing as one of the contested issues. Teachers have proposed a cap on class sizes in the contract now under negotiation. The district wants more flexibility, […]

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Teacher Evaluation Working Group Appointed – December 5, 2011

For Immediate Release Contact: Charlene Briner 651.582.1145 Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius names panel to develop Minnesota’s new teacher effectiveness tool Roseville, MN – Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius has appointed 35 members to a panel charged with developing a new evaluation system for Minnesota teachers. Mandated by the legislature as part of the […]

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Urban vs. suburban matters little when it comes to student test scores, Pioneer Press analysis finds

Megan Boldt and MaryJo Webster, Pioneer Press, October 1, 2011 – Ann Hobbie has seen jaws drop when people find out she sends her children to St. Paul Public Schools. The Merriam Park resident and former teacher said some of her shocked friends or acquaintances can’t believe it because, they say, students’ test scores in St. […]

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