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Americans have complicated, conflicted feelings about how much to rely on statewide standardized tests, such as those whose scores were recently released. I think this year’s results suggest three changes. Minnesota should: Make much more use of highly successful schools. Share results sooner with...Read More
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What should wise families, like careful coaches, help youngsters do to prepare for the upcoming school year? Forty-one district, charter and teacher union leaders recently responded to that question with specific, practical advice. Their suggestions tended to fall into three major areas: –Re-estab...Read More
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Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota Department of Education...Read More
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Dr. Budd Renier, MD Cambridge Medical Center Are concussions really more common than they used to be? Why have we seemed to hear more about them within the past few years? Is there really anything that can be done other than just waiting it out? These are questions that our concussion team hears man...Read More
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The Isanti County News allows each candidate running for a local office one free filing statement announcing their candidacy. The Isanti County News doesn’t solicit this announcement from the candidate; it’s up the candidate to submit their filing statement to the newspaper if they wish to do so...Read More
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ven Quezada had several strong messages for about 4,000 educators recently gathered to discuss charter public schools. At a conference sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, (http://www.publiccharters.org) Quezada began, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing that...Read More
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What’s in a name?   Chad Filley Guest Columnist There was a recent proposal made in the Minnesota Senate that Asian Carps should have their name changed it offends people of Asian descent. This particular fish was introduced to local waters three decades ago and has since become a threat to nativ...Read More
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