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It’s Time to Tackle Minnesota’s Achievement Gap

John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020, April 27, 2010 – We know the achievement gap exists. We know the gap in reading and math test scores between white students and students of color exists across the nation. But it is especially pronounced in Minnesota. But when we’re talking about numbers, it’s also important to remember those numbers […]

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Resuscitating Race to the Top bid

Kris Berggren, Session Weekly, April 22, 2010 – Minnesota tripped in the first leg of Race to the Top, a competitive federal education grant, but now policy makers are dusting themselves off and preparing for a second bid. Education officials learned last month that their application earned 375 out of 500 possible points, coming in […]

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TV:MN2020 Report – Minnesota Education and our Public Schools

Jason Hitchcock, Minnesota 2020, April 13, 2009 – Today we’re unveiling our regular community cable show, Minnesota 2020 Report. The focus for our first show is on education and our public school system. How are we doing and where do we need be going? First Panel: School finance in Minnesota, what’s needed in the coming […]

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Legislative plan aims to reform school funding

Lawrence Schumacher, St. Cloud Times, April 08, 2008 – ST. PAUL — After watching a plea for more property tax dollars for the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district go down in defeat last year, Joan Hauck said it’s time for a different way to pay for Minnesota’s schools. “It needs to be equitable for each student […]

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Group urges state to pay for education

Lawrence Schumacher, St. Cloud Times, March 06, 2008 – ST. PAUL — School officials on Wednesday called Minnesota’s method of funding public education a “nightmare” and “broken.” The comments came a week before the unveiling of a proposal to overhaul the system. At a House of Representatives hearing, administrators, teachers and parents from St. Cloud […]

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Parents taking school concerns to Capitol

Norman Draper, Star Tribune, December 19, 2007 – It wasn’t enough for Beverly Petrie and her fellow school activists to help the Stillwater district reap some funding in the Nov. 6 election. After they fought for the levy, they figured there was more to be done. So, they decided to set their sights on lobbying […]

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Getting Engaged

Tricia Cornell, Minnesota Parent Magazine, October 02, 2006 – You’re already making brownies Is there more you can do for your school? “So, how was school today?” It can start as simply as that. Next thing you know, you’ll find yourself in your legislator’s office discussing the pros and cons of vouchers. Well, that’s a […]

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