Minnesota News

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Jen Bowman

April 16, 2014 – Jen reflects on the importance of viewing educational practices and policies through an equity lens and how that has impacted her career. »

100 Strong: Minneapolis Public Schools seeks mentors

April 10, 2014 – The 100 Strong Who Care campaign, which brings in male mentors to bond with and engage African-American male students, kicks off at the Patrick Henry School in Minneapolis this Friday (Twin Cities Daily Planet). »

Minneapolis school board OKs two contracts

April 9, 2014 – The Minneapolis school board approved changes Tuesday night in teacher and principal contracts that Superintendent Johnson says the district needs to boost performance at the city’s worst-performing schools (Star Tribune). »

Outlook is bleak for Minnesota student-teacher bill

April 1, 2014 – The bill would have enabled student teachers to be placed during their 10-week clinical training with teachers evaluated as effective, but has been unable to get a hearing in the state Senate Education Committee (MinnPost). »

Minneapolis teachers ratify contract

March 29, 2014 – The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers announced on Saturday that 66 percent of union members ratified the two-year agreement, which gives teachers and other professionals raises of about 2 percent per year (Star Tribune). »

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