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How can we make teaching a career we want for our kids?

September 30, 2014 – We need more teachers who are passionate about closing achievement gaps, but current teacher tenure systems deter "our best and brightest," writes E4E-Minnesota member Holly Kragthorpe (Huffington Post). »

And the teachers shall lead

September 25, 2014 – E4E-Minnesota members Gretchen Sage-Martinson and Nora Whalen, along with educator colleague Carrie Bakken, share their experience creating a project-based, teacher-powered high school in St. Paul where staff share decision-making power and administrative t... »

When kids get the boot from schools

September 16, 2014 – Given the negative impact of missing school and the disproportionate rates of suspensions among students of color compared to their white peers, alternative methods such as in-school suspension should be used to address behavior (The Star Tribune). »

Minneapolis school board adopts plan to fight achievement gap

September 10, 2014 – The new plan seeks to improve math and reading proficiency rates for students of color by 8 percentage points annually. The aim is to make up a nearly 50 percentage point gap in rates between white and minority students by the year 2020 (MPR News). »

Minneapolis weighs ambitious plan to end student achievement gap

September 9, 2014 – The Minneapolis School Board is scheduled to vote tonight on a plan to eliminate the achievement gap between students of color and white students by 2020. It contains 47 measures, such as erasing racial inequities in suspensions (MPR News). »

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