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What iPads Take Away

School districts are increasingly putting into students’ hands the very devices that rob us of stillness.

What Made a Good Teacher in 1908?

So what makes a good teacher? A 1908 document entitled “The Teacher’s Catechism” suggests that continual self-examination by a teacher is key.

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

I recently ran across an article in the Huffington Post entitled

This Minnesota Charter School Has 1,000 Kids on the Wait List!

This spring, we spoke to an official at Global Academy - a K-8 charter school in Columbia Heights, just north of Minneapolis - who told us that they had about 1,000 stude

High School Grads: Then & Now

Some years ago I had the opportunity to meet with the now former-CEO of a publicly traded technology company.

Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago vs. Today

I recently dug up a 1908 curriculum manual in the Minnesota Historical Society archives. It provided instructions on everything from teacher deportment to recommended lit

Apprenticeships: A Smart Career Path

A college degree was once the obvious path to a good and stable job. But with college-educated workers flooding the job market, such is the case no longer.

A Time To Decentralize

When I discuss the problems in Minnesota’s education system with others, I frequently reference one telling statistic more than any other.

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