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Holly Kragthorpe: Valuing teachers beyond seniority number

July 23, 2014 – Holly, an E4E-Minnesota member, charges teachers with the task of improving tenure and says "the best way to move forward from Vergara is to have honest conversations that include everyone, especially teachers themselves" (Grand Forks Herald). »

MPS school-board races: All the usual dynamics are missing

July 22, 2014 – In comparison to electoral cycles of the recent past, the 2014 Minneapolis School Board contest has drawn little attention. Five of the nine-member board seats are up for election, yet dynamics seen in past races are nowhere to be found (MinnPost). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Steve Severance

July 9, 2014 – In this conversation with E4E-Minnesota Outreach Director Keri O’Keefe, Steve explains more about his involvement with E4E, as well as his career teaching in St. Paul Public Schools. »

Vergara: Let’s change the conversation

June 25, 2014 – E4E-Minnesota member Holly Kragthorpe says we must shift the conversation to focus on how to keep great teachers in the classroom, instead of talking about how to fire the bad one (MinnCAN). »

St. Paul schools plan iPad's role - and heed cautionary tales

June 16, 2014 – As the district prepares to provide nearly half of its schools with tablets for each student this fall, it is also examining best practices to ensure that teachers have clearly defined goals and supports to use the new technology (Pioneer Press) »

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