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Minnesota’s ‘Think Big’ effort aims to produce ‘World’s Best/Smartest Workforce’

Minnesota is going to need every single kid, from every single demographic, to be educated and motivated. Doug Grow, MinnPost, February 20, 2013 – Sometimes, politicians do think big. Sometimes, pols even do more listening than talking. Tuesday night, for example, members from a number of House education-related committees gathered to take on the subject of […]

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Connecting to empower strong public school advocates

Bruce Johansen, Twin Cities Daily Planet, October 11, 2012 – A large group of educators and concerned citizens gathered at Ramsey County Library, Roseville, on October 1 for a Get Connected! meeting on education. Those attending the Twin Cities Media Alliance-sponsored event represented several area school districts, including Burnsville, Osseo, Apple Valley, Savage, Stillwater, North Branch, Minneapolis, Mounds […]

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I’m Just Sayin’: ‘New normal’ will require new state miracle

Greg Sellnow, Rochester Post-Bulletin, March 14, 2011 – Here’s a little snapshot of Minnesota history, based on my dad’s family. He grew up on his parents’ farm and had five siblings. He’s the only one of the six who went to college. Two of his siblings quit school after eighth grade. His only sister married […]

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2020 Foresight: State Demographer Tom Gillaspy says Minnesota will have a major labor shortage 10 years from now. Only productivity gains will save the state’s economy.

Sven Wehrwein, Twin Cities Business, January 2010 – The greatest risk is that we forget where we came from. In the early ’50s, we were a below-average income state, a below-average education state. What we did as a state was push on education and we developed a world-class, world-renowned work force. We also created a […]

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