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Bernadeia Johnson resigns as Minneapolis schools superintendent

December 17, 2014 – The Minneapolis School Board accepted Johnson's resignation on Tuesday; she plans to stay in her position through January and then as a consultant until June. Michael Goar, the district's CEO, will be the interim superintendent (MPR News). »

Make early education a bigger priority

December 3, 2014 – Governor Dayton and the 2015 Legislature should act to provide preschool access to 77,000 unserved children, argues an editorial (The Star Tribune). »

The myth of the irrelevant teacher

December 3, 2014 – E4E-Minnesota member Holly Kragthorpe explains how she realized early on "it wasn’t about working harder; it was about taking responsibility for the learning in my classroom and working smarter" (MinnPost). »

Federal civil rights official questions Minneapolis suspension policy

November 25, 2014 – In response to a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member, Minneapolis school officials say they will not stop suspension reviews for students of color, which should help school leaders better understand why students are suspended (The Star Tribune). »

Going deep on Minneapolis schools' suspension crisis

November 19, 2014 – Rishawn Biddle, author of the blog Drop Out Nation, has thoughts about MPS' suspension crisis that few dare to mention. He highlights an opportunity for MPS to address behavioral challenges by improving reading instruction (MinnPost). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Dewayne Combs

November 19, 2014 – In this conversation with E4E-Minnesota Outreach Director Ryan Mulso, Dewayne explains more about his involvement with E4E as well as his experience teaching in St. Paul Public Schools. »

E4E-MN Teacher Diversity Paper Preview Event

November 14, 2014 – E4E-Minnesota teachers gathered on Thursday, November 13, 2014 to discuss initial ideas from an E4E Teacher Policy Team on improving teacher diversity in Minnesota. Check out the highlights (E4E News Blog). »

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