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Higher Learning Commission’s Decision

Kent Pekel, Letter of the Day, Star Tribune, September 20, 2015 I agree with the argument that that the Star Tribune Editorial Board made against the Higher Learning Commission’s decision to require teachers who teach college-level courses in high school to have master’s degrees or graduate credits in the subjects they teach (“Don’t make it […]

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School districts should get the word out about PSEO, report says

Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune, September 11, 2015 As a New York state high school student, Diana Chao took courses that earned her college credits and helped to fuel a desire for higher learning that brought her to Macalester College in St. Paul. Now, she has discovered that Minnesota high school students don’t have as easy a […]

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College-credit classes in Minnesota high schools are at risk

Alejandra Matos, Star Tribune, September 11, 2015   New policy means high school teachers in program need a master’s-level credential. High school students around the state could soon lose access to college-level classes in their schools due to a new policy that requires teachers to have a master’s degree or graduate-level credits in the subjects […]

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Parents: What We Hear You Saying

College for All? Throughout the 20th century, high school graduation statistics steadily improved, reaching a high of approximately 70% in the 1960’s. Now, lawmakers and schools promote a goal of 100% graduation from high school and a college education for all. Meanwhile, respected business leaders have argued that innovation and success in America no longer […]

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K-12 as we know it is on the move

Lori Sturdevant, Star Tribune, January 16, 2015 Changes in big public systems often come glacially — that is, very slowly for a long while. Then external conditions shift just enough, and an entire ice sheet falls into the sea. We’ll discuss the science of glaciers another day. Today’s topic is a long-cold idea that’s thawing […]

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Legislators wisely listen to state Teacher of the Year winners

Joe Nathan, HometownSource.com, October 29, 2014 “These teachers have dedicated their lives to serving students and been recognized for outstanding work. As we examine how to improve public policy, it’s important to hear from some of the best of the best. We need to learn from their success.” That’s how state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, […]

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