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TDE/ATPPS Work Group Recommendations

TDE/ATPPS Work Group: Letter to the Legislature Teacher Development and Evaluation/Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System (TDE/ATPPS) Alignment Work Group’s recommendations to the Minnesota Legislature Purpose: “To better align Minnesota’s alternative teacher professional pay system under Minnesota Statutes, sections 122A.413 to 122A.416, and Minnesota’s teacher development and evaluation program under Minnesota Statutes, sections 122A.40, Subdivision 8, and […]

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Legislators wisely listen to state Teacher of the Year winners

Joe Nathan, HometownSource.com, October 29, 2014 “These teachers have dedicated their lives to serving students and been recognized for outstanding work. As we examine how to improve public policy, it’s important to hear from some of the best of the best. We need to learn from their success.” That’s how state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, […]

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Jury still out on Minnesota’s Q Comp program

Star Tribune Editorial, November 29, 2013 – The ongoing debate about the value of Minnesota’s Q Comp program for teachers comes down to a key question: Has the nearly decade-long effort to change the way educators are paid improved student learning? Authors of the most recent study of the program say it has. They found a small but significant increase […]

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Minnesota’s teacher pay option has only minor impact on test scores

Steve Brandt, Star Tribune, November 18, 2013 – Minnesota’s $450 million alternative approach to compensating teachers has had little effect on student achievement. That conclusion about Q-comp was reached by academic researchers from the University of Minnesota and the St. Catherine University in St. Paul. They found a detectable impact in reading scores in participating Q-comp districts, but […]

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Minnesota’s teacher evaluation system begins first test run

Christopher Magan, Pioneer Press, September 21, 2013 – Minnesota’s students won’t be the only ones earning grades this school year. A handful of teachers begin earning marks of their own under a new evaluation system being piloted in 17 school districts this school year. It’s a system that is both anticipated and controversial. It’s also expected […]

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Q-Comp 2.0: a creative proposal to drive teacher quality

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost, September 12, 2013 – If you think about the ongoing contract talks between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and its teachers union, there’s a good chance you think of logjams and acrimony. Or of the contract’s inexplicable capacity for getting longer and longer without making anyone truly happy. If you think about Q-Comp at […]

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No cuts coming at Marshall Schools

Jenny Kirk , Marshall Independent, June 19, 2012 – MARSHALL – It’s been a memorable last few days for Marshall Public Schools Business Director Bruce Lamprecht. Not only did he get a hole-in-one at the Marshall Golf Club during league play, he also got a standing ovation from a couple of Marshall School Board members […]

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Board discovers new deficit

Liala Helal, International Falls Journal, May 23, 2012 – The International Falls School Board Monday learned details of a new projected budget deficit for the district. The projected budget shortfall is nearly $400,000 total — about $219,000 for this school year, and an additional $181,000 for the 2012-13 school year. The news comes less than […]

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School District Suffers in Face of Inadequate Funding

John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020, March 31, 2010 – While Minnesota’s education leaders tut-tut and point fingers about the failure to win Race to the Top grant money, the inexorable deterioration of our state’s education system continues. This was very evident in Tuesday’s editions of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which featured two stories about education. One […]

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