Can Minnesota halve the achievement gap by 2017?

September 30, 2015 – State officials have said that roughly two-thirds of schools are on track to halve the achievement gap, based on accountability measures released this summer. But this may overlook some of the key challenges Minnesota schools face (Pioneer Press). »

Hate speech has no place in our political discourse

September 24, 2015 – E4E-Minnesota teachers Paula Yadel Cole and Soraya Valedon-Lopez call on Minnesota politicians to oppose hate speech, and to follow the lead of classroom teachers working to create inclusive communities (MinnPost). »

Teachers taking the reins

September 16, 2015 – What if we put more control in the hands of classroom teachers? This is a question the Minneapolis Educator Leadership Awards (MELA) is excited to answer (E4E News Blog). »

Out-of-state teachers frustrated with Minnesota's licensing

September 16, 2015 – Educators and recruiters say the board has not set clear and consistent expectations for teachers transitioning licenses from out-of-state, which deters high-quality, mid-career educators and teachers of color from applying for jobs in the state (The Star T... »

Fairgoers back changes to pre-K, teacher seniority

September 9, 2015 – A nonpartisan poll taken at the Minnesota State Fair shows a majority of people support universal pre-k and changes to state teacher tenure law that would move away from seniority as the primary factor for determining teacher layoffs (MPR News). »

How to attract more new teachers

September 1, 2015 – E4E-Minnesota member Ben MacKenzie discusses Minneapolis's community partnership schools and the chance for teachers to creatively problem-solve in partnership with parents and communities for our students’ benefit (MinnPost). »

On a fall-like summer day, Minneapolis starts the school year

August 25, 2015 – The Minneapolis School District kicked off the school year Monday. At Lucy Craft Laney, dozens of moms, dads, community leaders and Superintendent Goar rallied around students as they headed into the building (The Star Tribune). »

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