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Hibbing educators applaud test results

Anna Kurth Assistant, Hibbing Daily Tribune, June 12, 2012 – HIBBING — Hibbing educators worked all school year to improve student scores on state standardized tests. This spring they say they’re pleased with the results. Based on math scores released to the district electronically, Hibbing has made double digit improvements in proficiency in grades three […]

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Free laptops for kids, big money for tutors

Jeffrey Meitrodt, Star Tribune, June 5, 2012 – TUTORING 101 Who is eligible for Supplemental Educational Services? There are typically two criteria: Students must qualify for the free and reduced lunch program and attend a school with a high proportion of low-income students that has failed to make adequate yearly progress for three or more […]

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Minnesota’s new MMR: ‘much more holistic’

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, June 1, 2012 – MinnPost photo by Beth Hawkins Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who addressed students at Minneapolis’ South High earlier this year, is supportive of the new, alternative measures. Given the ocean of money we’ve poured into standardized testing, our collective obsession with ranking schools and all of the justifiable hand-wringing […]

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Most District 15 schools score above average

Tammy Sakry, ABC Newspapers, May 31, 2012 – A new rating system for Minnesota schools has come out and most St. Francis School District 15 schools are above average. The Minnesota Department of Education’s released a new accountability system May 22 that included two new measurements for schools, the Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) and Focus […]

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New school ratings hold promise, south metro educators say

William C. Crum, Star Tribune, May 29, 2012 – South-of-the-river educators say Minnesota’s new system of rating public schools will help teachers tailor their instruction to the needs of their students. Teacher Angela Nguyen visited with two of her buddies, Juliana Salisbury and Quincy Aaron, who are both second-graders at Farmington Elementary School. The school’s […]

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Minnesota schools: Financial aid not consistent with needs

Megan Boldt and MaryJo Webster, Pioneer Press, May 27, 2012 – Under Minnesota’s new accountability system, only 42 schools have been identified as “Priority,” or needing special attention. But a Pioneer Press analysis of the data shows at least 71 other schools had similarly low scores but won’t get that label — or help from […]

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Park Rapids, Menahga schools review state test results

Jean Ruzicka, Park Rapids Enterprise, May 26, 2012 – The Minnesota Department of Education released Multiple Measurement Ratings this week, intended to more accurately gauge student achievement and portray school performance. The new ratings are the result the state’s No Child Left Behind waiver. In Park Rapids, Century Elementary students’ overall rating was 48 percent […]

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Three local schools among top state rankings

Jeff Papas, Carlton County Pine Journal, May 25, 2012 – Esko’s Winterquist Elementary School, Wrenshall Elementary School and Cromwell-Wright Elementary School all received “reward” status from the state in rankings from a new system known as “MMR.” Three Carlton County school districts got happy news this week when the Minnesota Department of Education issued new […]

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Schools get first look at new rating system

Kathy Velde, Granite Falls Advocate Tribune, May 25, 2012 – Minnesota Department of Education Releases New Multiple Measurement Ratings Granite Falls, Minn. — “The No Child Left Behind waiver has taken away the punitive labels, but we still have work to do,” said YME Superintendent of Schools Al Stoeckman. He was pushing through a pile of […]

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Get to know Hiawatha Leadership Academy, Minnesota’s ‘most successful school’

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, May 25, 2012 – MinnPost photo by Beth Hawkins Under new standards adopted by the Minnesota Department of Education, five-year-old Hiawatha is the state’s most successful school.   On Thursday, while rain rattled the windows in their first-grade classroom in Minneapolis’ Nokomis neighborhood, two little girls sat quietly in the far corner. […]

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