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
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.
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.
Meet Red Level Elementary in Red Level, Alabama, the elementary school champions of Edmentum’s 2019 Exact Path Skills Challenge competition. Read on to discuss how the school is using Exact Path uniquely in each grade level, why Exact Path works for the school, and how the school plans to celebrate its victory.
At EdOptions Academy, our vision is empowering futures, one student at a time. The only way that happens is by recognizing each student as the unique person he or she is. Zach is one EdOptions Academy student who truly benefited from this personal approach.
When the odds are stacked against you after years of school underachievement, how do you change the narrative and show that students are capable of success? We recently asked Dr. Elizabeth McNally, principal at Highland Elementary School in Columbus City School District of Columbus, Ohio, to tell us how her school is doing just that with the help of Edmentum.