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There was a sea change in the political landscape in 2012 when voters handed the DFL Party a majority in both houses of the Legislature to partner with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. If there was any doubt that the party in control would retreat from its campaign promises, the legislative session that ended ...Read More
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The number of students who have special needs in Minnesota is growing, and the funding system to educate them needs to be repaired. Each student with special needs has an individual education plan (IEP) that by law must be funded. All children including those with special needs have an equal right t...Read More
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A bill to protect jobs of high school coaches from parental complaints is a bad idea. Seems that some coaches claim they are being let go because too many parents complain about their coaching and how they handle their players. To protect their jobs, the bill in the Legislature would require that th...Read More
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When the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority unveils the design for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium on May 13 at the Guthrie Theatre, the public will get a glimpse of the grand edifice that is planned be built over the next three years. When ground is broken on the Metrodome site in Minneapolis th...Read More
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After arriving late to high school several days in a row, a student was asked by a counselor why he was consistently missing his first period class. The young man explained family problems had resulted in him being kicked out of his home. The only place he could find to sleep was a couch at [...]...Read More
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A growing number of scientific findings on early brain development and the ability of children to learn more earlier is leading educational and business leaders to push for more state funding to educate 3-and 4-year-old children, particularly from communities with concentrations of poor families. Ex...Read More
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What advice do you have for caring educators? What advice would you give to a young man who recently asked for suggestions? He’s hoping for a career in which he helps make major improvements in public education. Here’s a little about him and a few suggestions. Reactions are welcome. The young ma...Read More
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Today, two stories help illustrate why there’s no single best school for all students. First, a parent speaks, then a student. “We have a 10th-grader who has amazing abilities in music and guitar, but he has pace and reading issues and Asperger’s. He had help in public schools from third grade...Read More
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