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Can Minnesota halve the achievement gap by 2017?

Christopher Magan, Star Tribune, September 26, 2015   Minnesota has work to do if it is going to meet state education leaders’ goal of cutting the achievement gap in half by 2017. State officials’ assertion that school accountability measures released this summer show roughly two-thirds of schools are on track to meet that goal overlooks […]

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College-credit classes in Minnesota high schools are at risk

Alejandra Matos, Star Tribune, September 11, 2015   New policy means high school teachers in program need a master’s-level credential. High school students around the state could soon lose access to college-level classes in their schools due to a new policy that requires teachers to have a master’s degree or graduate-level credits in the subjects […]

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Minnesota Legislature’s testing cuts came after too little discussion

Editorial Board, Star Tribune, July 9, 2015 State lawmakers need to take another look at ACT, other tests.  In response to concerns about excessive testing, the Minnesota Legislature voted to drop the requirement that all high school juniors take the college entrance ACT exam at state expense. Lawmakers cut the state Department of Education’s testing budget from […]

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