Tag Archives | college readiness

School critic group fails fairness test

Joe Nathan, ECM Publications, February 6, 2014 – A Minnesota group calling itself “Better Ed” should “know better” than to distribute misleading statistics. Perhaps even worse than the original act of distributing a postcard with inaccurate statistics is an email acknowledgement that these folks know the statistics are not accurate! Here’s the story, along with reactions […]

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Local bright spots in college readiness push

Star Tribune Editorial, December 4, 2013 – Minneapolis is past the unproven theory phase of education reform. A city whose recent election focused on improving school performance and whose retiring mayor will soon spearhead a major effort to close the achievement gap is ready to seize and maximize strategies that have produced proven results. Encouraging reports have […]

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Dayton: More must be done to keep kids in school

Associated Press, Fargo-Moorhead Forum, August 6, 2013 – After spending the last year focused on improving the financial stability of Minnesota public schools, Gov. Mark Dayton shifted the conversation Tuesday to boosting graduation rates and reading proficiency for younger learners. Dayton challenged a roomful of school superintendents to recommend ways to make sure children obtain […]

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ACT: Minnesota high schoolers tops

Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio, August 22, 2012 – Minnesota high school graduates continue to beat the national average in the ACT college entrance exam. The test measures how proficient students are in English, reading, math and science. It’s also a good indicator of whether students are ready for college level courses. Minnesota’s 2012 high school […]

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