Matt Shaver : Archive

In the Homestretch of Session, What’s Up for Debate in Education? Kids Deserve a Deal

It’s the seventh-inning stretch at the Minnesota Legislature. And with a little over a month to go until the constitutionally-required […]

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Buckle Up! A Unique Session Ahead with High Stakes for Kids

The 2022 legislative session is about to begin, and it’s shaping up to be a unique year. For the first […]

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Attention Minnesota Teachers: New Literacy Training is Here

During the 2021 legislative session, Minnesota lawmakers dedicated $3 million to provide educators with rigorous training in the science of […]

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Next Up: Special Session! What We’re Watching on Education

The Minnesota legislature officially adjourned Monday afternoon, but with a lot of work unfinished. Once again, legislators will have to […]

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Proposed Changes to MN Special Education Law Erode Protections for Students

In case you missed it, a last-minute bill was introduced in the House Education Finance Committee that would bring about […]

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Teachers Push Back on Licensure Changes

Minnesota students should never miss out on a great teacher because of arbitrary licensure barriers. Despite signs that tiered licensure […]

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First House Education Hearings Include Proposals on COVID-19 Recovery

This week, the legislative session started kicking into gear with hearings on two bills that will invest in COVID-19 recovery […]

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Pandemic-EBT Will Put $114M in the Hands of MN Families—If We Can Get the Word Out

This article was updated June 30 to reflect the increased per-child benefit and extended deadline. The deadline to apply was […]

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Taking a Hard Look at Data and Making Harder Choices

We just wrapped testing season in Minnesota. And while Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) results can’t tell the whole story of […]

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White Educators in Minnesota: We Need to Step Up

In the 2017-2018 school year, 47,199 African-American students took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in reading. 30,584 did not pass. 41,299 […]

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