Columns (J. Nathan)

PSEO information lacking on many district, charter school websites / Joe Nathan’s Column

By Joe Nathan on August 13, 2015 at 9:42 am http://hometownsource.com/2015/08/13/joe-nathan-column-pseo-information-lacking-on-many-district-charter-school-websites/ A new statewide study of 87 Minnesota district and charter school websites finds most don’t follow the state law requiring them to post “up-to-date” information about the Postsecondary Enrollment Options law. PSEO allows Minnesota students in grades 10-12 who meet certain standards to earn(…)

A very modest payback for problems Pearson testing produced / Joe Nathan’s Column

By Joe Nathan on August 6, 2015 at 8:23 am http://hometownsource.com/2015/08/06/joe-nathan-column-a-very-modest-payback-for-problems-pearson-testing-produced/ “Minnesota nice” and the lovely summer we’re having encourage me to be gracious. But having listened to more than 40 Minnesota district and charter leaders describe massive disruption that Pearson testing produced earlier this year, I’m not feeling very charitable toward the company. So(…)

Compliments and challenges for Minnesota educators / Joe Nathan’s Column

By Joe Nathan on July 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm http://hometownsource.com/2015/07/29/joe-nathan-column-compliments-and-challenges-for-minnesota-educators/ One of the country’s most honored educators offered compliments and challenges at a Minnesota statewide charter school conference July 28 in Minneapolis. As we move toward a new school year, Mike Feinberg’s insights can help. Feinberg co-founded the country’s largest and one of the(…)

Surprising facts about food for a longer life / Joe Nathan’s Column

By Hometownsource on July 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm http://hometownsource.com/2015/07/22/joe-nathan-column-surprising-facts-about-food-for-a-longer-life/ On July 4, I had a heart attack. Thanks to the skill of HealthPartners, 911, ambulance and Allina’s United Hospital professionals, I survived. I’ve been given a “bonus round,” according to retired Beloit College biochemistry professor and nutrition expert, and a former college classmate, Roc(…)

Healing after a heart attack / Joe Nathan’s Column

By Joe Nathan on July 8, 2015 at 4:15 pm http://hometownsource.com/2015/07/08/joe-nathan-column-healing-after-a-heart-attack/ You are reading this thanks to a great team that probably saved my life. I had a heart attack on July 4. Having learned a few things over the last week about life and death, I thought I’d pass them on to you. First,(…)