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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A little research and planning can go a long way toward ensuring that you’re able to support your students to reach their full potential on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). We’ve gathered helpful, detailed, and relevant resources on MCA testing to help you put a test-preparation program into action.
Putting Student Needs First to Build a Foundation for Academic Success: How Little Falls High School Leverages Edmentum Courseware for Credit Recovery and Hybrid Online Learning
Anyone who has lived in a small town knows how strong the ties of community are. Rural communities have so much to offer, but they also face some unique challenges. And especially in recent decades, some of these communities have watched the standby industry dry up or move away; dealt with the consequences of generational poverty; or seen population demographics shift significantly.
So, what’s the best solution when district and school budgets are tight? Try applying for a grant! We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of grant programs that all Minnesota educators should be aware of, including state-specific programs and national awards offered by corporations, professional societies, and nonprofit organizations—all organized by category and application due date.*
Minnesota has demonstrated its commitment to high-quality science education by being a lead state partner (along with 25 other states) for the NGSS. To support Minnesota educators in transition process to the new NGSS-influenced standards, we’ve compiled a helpful list of resources to explore:
Meticulous lesson planning and carefully executed instruction won’t allow any educator to escape the inevitable: throughout the school year, there will almost certainly be a need for intervention.