Increased student safety is very much on the minds of the more than 40 Minnesota school leaders who responded to a recent survey.
Fortunately, a second medical opinion recently showed I did not need a painful “spinal tap.”
Joe Nathan Education Columnist Unfortunately the Minnesota Board of Teaching recently said no to requests from two principals. The school directors asked to hire teachers they considered outstanding. Unless a principal has a consistently poor record, such requests regarding who teaches in the school, within bounds of state law, should be respected. Minnesota’s “Community Experts” [...]
Joe Nathan Education Columnist Forest Lake area families may be interested in a new national report about charter and district public schools. Whether they have students attending a charter such as Lakes International Language Academy, North Lakes Academy, or a district, private or parochial school, the report contains encouraging information. However, the study also has [...]
Praise and perspective – that’s what more than 30 Minnesota education leaders offered last week when asked about the 2013 Minnesota Legislature’s decisions on K-12 education.