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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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Middle School scores high in state testing

Chuck Kajer, New Prague Times, May 24, 2012 – New Prague Middle School principal Tim Dittberner was downright giddy Tuesday, following the release of test scores for schools across the state. “This is like winning a game to go to the state tournament,” said Dittberner, who knows the feeling, having done that five times in […]

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[Forest Lake] schools receive positive marks under new state rating system

Forest Lake Times, May 24, 2012 – Forest View Elementary a Reward School The new rating system employed by the state of Minnesota to evaluate schools has issued its results, and by all early indications Forest Lake Area Schools received positive marks. No school in the Forest Lake district fell under the categories of Priority […]

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Don’t regress to the ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ in Minnesota schools

Pioneer Press Editorial, May 23, 2012 – The federal No Child Left Behind law was ushered in a decade ago with high hopes and the promise to end the “soft bigotry of low expectations” in our schools. Minnesota’s first look at its test scores under a new rating system brings to mind the Bush-era phrase […]

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Local schools weigh in on new measurement for educational achievement

Jenny Kirk, Marshall Independent, May 23, 2012 – MARSHALL – On Tuesday, Minnesota school districts got their first look at a new education accountability system developed by the Minnesota Department of Education as part of a waiver from No Child Left Behind, a decade-old system that a number of area administrators are more than happy […]

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