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Make Interagency Individualized Service Plans mandatory not discretionary

Preschoolers with special needs (developmental disabilities, chronic illness, traumatic brain injury, etc.) get Individualized Service Plans that help coordinate educational & public health services, imperfectly but pretty well. That stops for most kids when they enter school, at which point all systems are in "silos". A plan called the "IIIP" is possible, in which educational, primary care, mental health, juvenile justice, ...more »

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Alternative Teacher Licensure - In name only?

After over 2 years since the legislature passed alternative teacher licensure, where are such programs that this legislation was intended to create? Was this legislation in name only? Yes, under the legislation, the MN Board of Teaching is not responsible for the creation of such programs, only the for creation of the standards required for independent organizations wishing to submit such programs for approval, but questions ...more »

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Recipe for Effective Change

I think that the Governor is listening to the wrong people with selfish motives that impair the ability of teachers to do their job. These hidden agendas are hurting the ability of teachers to teach and children to learn the things they need to become responsible and contributing adults. Some things urgently need to be undone because they caused the problems and created the consequences we face today First, establish ...more »

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Better fund public education and examine goals

Minnesota's education system has been the subject of reduced funding and funding shifts that left shortfalls for many years now. Many of these have been extremely short-sighted and appear designed to deliberately cause a failing in MN schools to open the door for voucher programs to funnel money to private entities. If we wish to innovate, create the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, and create state growth and opportunities, ...more »

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Establish technology integration for all goals

Establish a public and private partnership to study and create best practices to address the unmet needs of the "have not"s in technology integration and the unintended consequences of technology advances. Using technology can save a lot of money for the creator and some users/customers (goods/services faster, reducing headcount costs, etc., cheaper prices) but often shifts costs and burden on to the user or aren't financially ...more »

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