“School Choice” and Minnesota schools have been partners for several decades. This is the state that gave birth to charter schools, open enrollment and post-secondary options.
ecm editorial board
Football season is here. High school teams are doing two-a-day practices. Monday morning quarterbacks are replaying, analyzing and criticizing Vikings games. Fans are making sure they have the latest fashions in purple and white, or maroon and gold. Fantasy football players are studying every statistic.
Housing prices are up 17.5 percent. Home sales are up 5.6 percent. Consumer spending is up. Americans are buying appliances at mid-2007 levels.
It is painfully obvious that too many elected officials in Washington, D.C. have lost touch with the struggling people of this nation.
Any discussion of public education — its needs, its strengths and weaknesses ‑ generates a vast array of ideas, blame, expenses and controversy. It is almost surprising to find one premise that is universally agreed upon by administrators, politicians of all persuasions and teachers.
When the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority unveiled the design for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium May 13 at the Guthrie Theatre, the public got a glimpse of the grand edifice that is planned to be built over the next three years.
A growing number of scientific findings on early brain development and the ability of children to learn more earlier is leading educational and business leaders to push for more state funding to educate three-and four-year-old children, particularly from communities with concentrations of poor families.