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CA Judge: LIFO Unfathomable And Unsupportable

This week a trial court in Vergara v. State of California  found that several California state statutes are unconstitutional because they adversely affect students’ quality of education and disproportionately burden poor and minority students with ineffective teachers. The judge in Vergara  wrote that the effect of grossly ineffective teachers on Continue Reading...

Teachers & Technology Grant Program Awards Nearly $90,000 To Minnesota Teachers

The Minnesota Business Partnership Education Foundation and CenturyLink have announced the 2014 winners of the CenturyLink Teachers & Technology Grant Program. The Teachers & Technology program is a competitive grant open to Minnesota public and private school teachers. The program, administered by the Minnesota Business Partnership Education Foundation, aims to Continue Reading...

2014 Session Review Part II: Modest Education Progress But No Significant Reforms

One thing stood out about education issues during the 2014 Minnesota legislative session:  the lack of significant reforms. Lawmakers made modest progress, but much work remains to create the strongest possible schools for our students. Common Sense Reforms Ignored The lack of action on common sense reforms was disheartening. In Continue Reading...