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July 23, 2014 via Minnesota Action Network

Notes From Norm – StudentsFirst Put Students First

The organization, StudentsFirst, announced recently that it is pulling out of Minnesota. Its decision is a disappointment for any Minnesotan who wants to see our public school system continue to improve and more importantly meet the tomorrow needs of today’s children when it comes to their education. Full article

June 27, 2014 via Latino American Today

Vergara v. California: A Big Win for Students and Teachers

Across the country, students and teachers are celebrating. In his decision in Vergara v. California, Judge Rolf M. Treu affirmed that California’s students have a constitutional right to educational equality. Full article

June 17, 2014 via MinnPost

In Minnesota schools, is teacher tenure really the problem?

Last week, a District Court judge in California ruled that several of that state’s laws regarding teacher seniority and tenure were unconstitutional. No one anywhere on the political spectrum reacted neutrally. Full article

June 17, 2014 via TwinCities.com

Minnesota: ‘LIFO’ puts union ahead of students: Pioneer Press editorial

Minnesota legislators in 2012 passed a bill that would advance one of the state's most important education reforms, ending the so-called "last in, first out" practice of laying off teachers based on seniority alone rather than performance. Full article

June 13, 2014 via 5 Eyewitness News

Cali. Ruling Reignites Debate on Teacher Tenure in Minn.

A ruling on the other side of the country could cause a major shift in public education across the nation -- and inside your child's classroom. Full article

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May 9, 2014 posted by Kathy Saltzman

2014 Legislative Session: The Home Stretch

For our children to have a promising tomorrow, our education system must change today! That belief has been at the core of our legislative work this session. Read more

March 6, 2014 posted by Veronica Chapel

The Urgency for Education Reform in Minnesota

As highlighted by the 2014 Minnesota Education Summit, a persistent achievement gap has impacted Minnesota’s students for too long. Read more

November 13, 2013 posted by Veronica Chapel

How One Veteran Continues to Make a Difference for Her Community

As we recognize all veterans and active duty military for their service, the best way to honor them is to remember what they fought for. I was privileged to serve my state and country as part of the Minnesota Army National Guard. Read more

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