Minnesota

Marny Xiong, center, was the daughter of Hmong refugees and an activist in the large Hmong community in St. Paul, Minn.
Marny Xiong, center, was the daughter of Hmong refugees and an activist in the large Hmong community in St. Paul, Minn.
Courtesy of Amee Xiong
School & District Management Marny Xiong, School Board Chair and Social Justice Champion, Dies at 31 of COVID-19
The daughter of Hmong refugees was an outspoken advocate for minority communities. She was elected to the St. Paul, Minn., school board in 2017.
Daarel Burnette II, June 11, 2020
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Mareme, 11, came to a youth protest in Baltimore earlier this month in remembrance of George Floyd. I came, she said, “because the police killed a black man.”
Mareme, 11, came to a youth protest in Baltimore earlier this month in remembrance of George Floyd. I came, she said, “because the police killed a black man.”
Michael A. McCoy for Education Week
School Climate & Safety Do Cops Belong in Schools? Minneapolis Tragedy Prompts a Hard Look at School Police
In the aftermath of last month’s killing of an unarmed Minneapolis man in police custody, school systems are re-examining their own contracts with local police agencies.
Evie Blad & Stephen Sawchuk, June 5, 2020
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Eric Moore, the chief of accountability, research, and equity for Minneapolis schools, says training school security officers to have an “equity lens” will be key to the district’s next strategy.
Eric Moore, the chief of accountability, research, and equity for Minneapolis schools, says training school security officers to have an “equity lens” will be key to the district’s next strategy.
Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week
School Climate & Safety What's Next for School Policing in Minneapolis
The district’s chief of accountability, research, and equity talks about racism, racial equity, and the district’s search for a new student-safety strategy.
Christina A. Samuels, June 4, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Minnesota
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Mahamed Cali is a parent evaluator in the Minneapolis school district where he uses his connections in the city’s Somali community to gather feedback from immigrant parents on their experiences with the school system.
Mahamed Cali is a parent evaluator in the Minneapolis school district where he uses his connections in the city’s Somali community to gather feedback from immigrant parents on their experiences with the school system.
Ackerman+Gruber for Education Week
Families & the Community A District Knew It Was Failing Some Students. How It's Using Parents to Help
The Minneapolis district—with large achievement gaps between white and black students—is enlisting parents from communities of color to help it gather broader and better feedback on how to improve.
Denisa R. Superville, June 18, 2019
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Kolderie blog
Courtesy Ted Kolderie
School & District Management A Pioneer of Public School Redesign Weighs In
Ted Kolderie, who helped launch the charter school movement through his work in Minnesota, discusses school choice, school accountability, the evolving role of teachers, and more.
Bess Keller, February 27, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Minnesota
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
States States Show Striking Variations on Best Places to Bring Up a Child
When it comes to setting a child up for success in America, place matters more than ever, at least when it comes to crucial education and socioeconomic factors.
Daarel Burnette II, January 15, 2019
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Early Childhood Minnesota Education Leaders Grapple with Findings from Early-Ed. Audit
An audit of the early-childhood education offerings in Minnesota finds complexity and fragmentation as well as a lack of data about program effectiveness.
Marva Hinton, May 7, 2018
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Assessment With More Kids Skipping Tests, Minnesota Officials Fret Over School Accountability Implications
Could Minnesota's new plan for calculating standardized test scores negatively impact state funding for low-performing schools?
Brenda Iasevoli, April 5, 2018
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School & District Management Minnesota Earns a B-Minus on State Report Card, Ranks 11th in Nation
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018
3 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Study Sparks Conversations About Equal Access to Acceleration Programs
A Minnesota Office of Higher Education leader comments on the significance and implications of partnership work on an Acceleration Program study.
Urban Education Contributor, May 11, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion New Study Sheds Light on Students in Acceleration Programs
A Minnesota study sheds light on the characteristics of students participating in Acceleration Programs and how participation affects college outcomes.
Urban Education Contributor, May 8, 2017
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Tessa Horstmann, a tutor at Impact Academy at Orchard Lake, helps Ashton Ruiz learn to identify letters. The Lakeville, Minn., public school is among an estimated 115 teacher-powered schools that are operating in 18 states.
Tessa Horstmann, a tutor at Impact Academy at Orchard Lake, helps Ashton Ruiz learn to identify letters. The Lakeville, Minn., public school is among an estimated 115 teacher-powered schools that are operating in 18 states.
Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week
School & District Management In Minnesota and U.S., Teacher-Powered Schools Take Root
Impact Academy at Orchard Lake is among a growing number of public schools where teachers have a say in what goes on, from the learning approach to staffing and scheduling.
Madeline Will, April 18, 2017
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