Opinion
Young people like Sam, Jennifer and Khalique are reflected in a recent, encouraging report from the Minnesota Department of Education. They are among the hundreds of youngsters I’ve met over the past few years who used Minnesota’s dual-credit courses (for high school and college). A new study fr...Read More
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New ideas, attitudes and opportunities are coming for Minnesota students. That was a central theme at the Feb. 6 “Pathways to Postsecondary” conference, cosponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. If things work out as state official...Read More
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This week is School Board Recognition Week, and I would like to take the opportunity to brag about ours. We are very fortunate to have a group of people who truly care about our students, staff and community. They balance their decisions, with everyone’s best interests in mind. Our School Board ma...Read More
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Among Governor Mark Dayton’s $42 billion budget proposal is more than $100 million in funding for pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year olds in our public schools. I agree that it may be important to improve access to quality pre-kindergarten to close our state’s achievement gap.  However, the G...Read More
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Republican legislators are upset over pay increases Gov. Mark Dayton has given his state department commissioners. Legislators say they were blindsided over excessive pay raises, even though they are legal. Now they are retaliating with bills to penalize the governor and even take away his pay-raisi...Read More
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Imagine you are standing in a hallway and the person next to you suddenly falls. Chances are that person could be having a cardiac arrest and needs CPR immediately. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, in Minnesota in 2010, over 35 percent of fatalities due to heart disease happened befo...Read More
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I would like to share with you a few highlights from this past week on the issues that are occurring at the State Capitol. Legislative Survey Please take my legislative survey to let me know your thoughts on what has been done at the Capitol so far and what you would like me to focus [...]...Read More
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