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Many Minnesota schools show progress closing achievement gap

Tim Post, MPR Education, September 1, 2015 The Minnesota Department of Education released annual school performance data on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Here, students moved through a stairwell on the first day of school at John F. Kennedy Senior High School in Bloomington. Caroline Yang for MPR News Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota schools are on track […]

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Why young kids need less class time — and more play time — at school

Valerie Strauss, Washington Post’s Answer Sheet, August 21, 2015     I have published a number of pieces over the last year or so on the importance of allowing young children to play in school rather than sit for hours at a desk laboring over academic tasks. Here is a new post making the case for […]

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