This article originally appeared at: http://hometownsource.com/2014/04/03/joe-nathan-column-terrific-new-movie-honors-courageous-complex-cesar-chavez/ A terrific new movie describes Cesar Chavez, a remarkable American whose influence continues to help Americans – and Minnesotans. Having seen the movie, talked with people who knew Chavez and had a tiny role in his work, I strongly recommend the picture. The movie “Cesar Chavez” was released March 28 […]
In the Capitol Rotunda Photo: Wonderlovely Photography Download the 2013 Charter Essay Contest Booklet here. Due to rainy weather, the 9th annual Minnesota Charter Public Schools Essay Contest event was held inside the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday May 9th, 2013. The MN House vote on the marriage bill was taking place as well. But the poor […]
What does the growth in Minnesota charter public school enrollment, decline in district public school enrollment, mean?
Widespread adoption of cell phones and computers helps explain a starting statistic: In the last decade, the number of Minnesota k-12 students attending charter public schools has increased more than 29,0000, while the number of students attending district public schools has declined by more than 45,000. That’s according to a new study our Center did, […]
CSC’s new report on Minnesota district and charter k-12 enrollment trends (PDF) shows that in the last ten years, charters have increased enrollment by about 29,000 students while district public school enrollment declined more than 45,000. The report discusses what this might mean.
From about 10,000 students to about 39,000, from 100 to more than 2 million. Those are a few of the statistics that show how Forest Lake is a part of one of the most intriguing educational reforms in the US….the charter public school movement. School choice is no longer just for the wealthy, who can […]