December 4, 2016 – Minnesota Student Survey data show transgender students often don’t feel safe, and Transforming Families is calling on Governor Dayton to take all steps necessary to end the suffering faced by transgender students in public schools (Pioneer Press). »
Ending Racial Discipline Disparities: An Educator’s Guide to School-based Change
Our traditional discipline practices in our education system are helping perpetuate academic disadvantages for students of color. That's why educators on the E4E-Minnesota Teacher Action Team have created a racial equity-focused discipline guide that will empower teachers to pursue more productive discipline policies and programs in their schools.
Closing Gaps: Diversifying Minnesota's Teacher Workforce
In a new paper, the E4E-Minnesota Teacher Policy Team on Teacher Diversity recommends ways to address the diversity gap between students and educators.
November 28, 2016 – Over the past few years, the Bruce Vento School in St. Paul has invested heavily in trauma-informed methods of student support so that students would make more significant academic gains once their basic human needs were addressed (MinnPost). »
November 10, 2016 – Minneapolis Superintendent Ed Graff plans to improve accountability in a number of ways, including improving communication among central office departments and hiring an internal auditor (MinnPost). »