The 10th annual Minnesota Charter Public Schools Essay Contest event was held on the South Steps of the MN State Capitol on Wednesday May 7th, 2014. The windy and cool weather didn’t stop our amazing student writers from sharing their powerful, insightful, and sometimes funny, winning essays! Thanks to all of the students, schools, and families who came […]
This article was originally posted at: http://hometownsource.com/2014/03/26/joe-nathan-column-minnesota-districts-and-charters-honored-for-financial-performance/ Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. In the northwest […]
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, […]