Tap and Talk: How to Fix Minnesota State Testing

March 27, 2015 – Following Governor Dayton's recent proposal to reduce state testing, educators gathered on March 25, 2015 to discuss the role of assessments in education (E4E News Blog). »

What does "Chartering Schools" Represent?

March 26, 2015 – Joe Nathan discusses the need for district and charter schools to learn from each other and praises Educators 4 Excellence for providing a platform where district and charter school teachers interact (Education Week). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Maya Kruger

March 25, 2015 – In this conversation with E4E-Minnesota’s Managing Director of Policy Shannon Mitchell, Maya shares why she decided to join the Q Comp Policy Team and why she became a teacher. »

State’s red tape is frustrating out-of-state teachers like me

March 25, 2015 – After trying to transfer his teaching license from Washington, D.C. to Minnesota, E4E-Minnesota teacher Anthony Hernandez shares how streamlining the out-of-state licensure process would help increase teacher diversity (The Star Tribune). »

Standardized testing: Kid tested, mother approved

March 24, 2015 – Erika Sanzi and E4E-Minnesota Advocacy Fellow Holly Kragthorpe discuss the importance of testing - and the role teachers play in reducing student anxiety around exams - from parents' perspectives (Education Post). »

In its first year, all-day kindergarten a big hit

March 15, 2015 – Before this year, 54 percent of students had access to all-day kindergarten, and, in some school districts, parents had to pay as much as $4,000 a year. This year's enrollment exceeded the state's estimates by 3,500 students (MPR News). »

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