Minnesota consistently ranks among the highest-performing states when it comes to education quality, but there are persistent, significant gaps in the achievement of certain groups of Minnesota students as compared to others. Here, we’re digging into some of the state-testing data and leading research to provide a 30,000-foot view of this complicated, controversial issue.
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Why Do We Need Alternative Education? Prioritizing Student Needs and Personal Relationships to Lay the Foundation for Academic Progress
Jan 06, 2020
When I graduated from college in 1989 and hired for my first teaching job, I thought I knew everything there was to know about lesson planning, quality instruction, and classroom management. My first year of teaching was a fast wake-up call, and since then I have focused my energy and attention on those students who are not successful.
Dec 18, 2019
Let’s take a look at 19 of our incredible partners who are changing the game in the fast-paced world of education when it comes to credit recovery and intervention; practice and state test preparation; flexible, expanded course options to support student achievement; and educators who went above and beyond.
The Critical 9th Grade Year: 6 Tips for Educators to Support Smooth High School Transitions and Graduation Success
Oct 26, 2018
Oct 24, 2018
Intervention and remediation (also commonly referred to as reteaching) have the same fundamental goal: supporting struggling students with focused learning opportunities to achieve academic success. But still, the differences between these two flavors of instruction are critical to determining what sort of environment, time, and approach might be required to best serve your students. We’ll take a closer look at defining these terms and provide guidance on when and where they might fit into your instructional day.
Oct 19, 2018
High school graduation is of critical importance to the prospects of students in the United States. For many, the national graduation rate is the ultimate measurement of the effectiveness of the nation’s school system, which is why it is important to periodically check in with the available stations in the U.S. and to determine what can be done to make sure that every student has as bright a future as possible.
Oct 17, 2018
Through planning and trial and error and with the help of online tools, Ms. Paquette has created a personalized learning environment to help her students achieve success. In this article, we’ll share what a typical day looks like in Ms. Paquette’s classroom and then break down some of the components that really make her classroom work.