17 10, 2014

No Child Left Behind – Did it make sense?

October 17th, 2014|News|

We have all have heard of the Bush era No Child Left Behind Bill passed many years ago, and the ideas behind the Bill with proficiency goals of 100%.    Was that realistic, and where did it go off […]

25 09, 2014

Public Thinks Teachers Need Better Preparation

September 25th, 2014|News|

In the ever heated topic of teacher tenure and teacher evaluations, a new poll released earlier this week showed that Americans support more stringent admission requirements for teacher education programs, more rigorous evaluations and a “bar exam” type of […]

19 09, 2014

Neuroscience – music and processing language

September 19th, 2014|News|

The Journal of Neuroscience has just published a new study about children who have taken music lesson for at least two years, just didn’t get better at playing their instrument, but also helped their brains process language.    A […]

19 08, 2014

Why is there so much turnover in Teaching?

August 19th, 2014|News|

The article from the Atlantic has a brief examination on why teacher quit and why do they stay.    Is it the work itself or is it how the role of the teach has evolved and is perceived.   […]

12 08, 2014

Council Appointed for Anti-Bullying Legislation

August 12th, 2014|News|

With the passage of the Anti-Bullying Bill, a Safety and Technicl Assistance Council was created to oversea the efforts of schools reporting and tracking bullying incidents in schools.   The council will help with maintaining standards and seek best practices […]

10 07, 2014

Partnership between Business and Education

July 10th, 2014|News|

Teaching and Leadership Talent;Investment in Human Capital; Measuring Qualitative Results.    These are the many moving parts that contribute to the overall impact of performance of our schools.   Is this investment paying off and where are we seeing […]

9 07, 2014

Education Minnesota and Charter Schools

July 9th, 2014|News|

The recent move for Community School of Excellence in St Paul made news for the fact that charter schools in general tend to shy away from the collective bargaining that is provided by the Union.   Did this move […]

27 06, 2014

Technology in Schools

June 27th, 2014|News|

Schools are finding that technology is key to helping children learn in the classroom.   However, affording the hardware to do so is not so clear.     Schools are taking varied approaches in addressing this concern.   Is it […]

18 06, 2014

New Teachers Coming out of School

June 18th, 2014|News|

A recent study from the National Council on Teacher Quality indicates education programs for new teachers may be too lenient wth their preparedness to teach the basic requirements for reading, math and science.    The findings comes with some […]

17 06, 2014

Next Year’s School Lunch

June 17th, 2014|News|

While it may not be the celebrity news of Jamie Oliver’s dedication to providing support in better school lunch choices, there are efforts to make lunches more healthy for today’s students.   New regulations will go into effect for […]