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Suburban and urban educators agreed at a Minnesota Senate hearing on April 7 that a new, historic Minnesota bill offers greater respect for teachers and new opportunities for students and families. The bill offers “startup” grants to district teachers to create “teacher-led schools.” Officia...Read More
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Whenever I watch NCAA basketball March Madness tournament games, I think about a cross section of Minnesotans who helped lead a successful four-year challenge of the NCAA, 1996-2000. Students, families and educators all over the state were deeply frustrated by the NCAA’s demands. Minnesotans acros...Read More
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After many years of covering suburban city council, planning commission and school board meetings, I have concluded suburban government in general is good government. Rarely will you find fraud and illegalities in suburban government. Furthermore, I’m convinced that voters, once they have access t...Read More
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After many years of covering suburban city council, planning commission and school board meetings, I have concluded suburban government in general is good government. Rarely will you find fraud and illegalities in suburban government. Furthermore, I’m convinced that voters, once they have access t...Read More
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Fifty years ago, families created suburban communities to escape the poverty of the cities. Back then, most suburban residents were young Caucasians. Today, the suburbs are comprised of a rich variety of racial diversity, including Caucasian, Latino, Hispanic, African-American and Somali residents. ...Read More
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For five hours on Saturday, March 14, I was mesmerized. Students taught me about a range of history subjects as I helped judge websites they produced for Minnesota History Day. Both research and experience show that what some people call “project-based learning” is a winning approach. Minnesota ...Read More
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