Monthly Archives: October 2012

Team Member Biography: Valerie Tanner

Valerie Tanner: Chair, Undergraduate Programs in School of Education/ Assistant Professor Valerie began her teaching career at the Bugonaygeshig School on the Leech Lake Reservation, where she taught for three years in a self-contained classroom for children with emotional/behavioral disabilities. … Continue reading

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Team member Biography: Andriel Dees, J.D.

Andriel Dees serves as Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. As Chief Diversity Officer, Dees serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet and provides leadership in advancing the university’s commitment to fostering a culture of inclusiveness. … Continue reading

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African American Leadership Forum, A Crisis in Our Community: The Five Education Gaps

The attached article was produced by the African American Leadership Forum in the twin cities. The article emphasizes five types of gaps where African-American students are impacted in a negative way, including (1) preparation gap, (2) belief gap, (3) time … Continue reading

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Team Member Biographies: Donald Lee Stovall, Psy.D & Caroline Baker, Ph.D

Donald Lee Stovall, Psy.D., L.P.Interests include: Promoting mental health programs for children and adolescents, parenting issues, integration of children with exceptional needs into general education settings Dr. Stovall received his B.A. in psychology and elementary education from Macalester College in … Continue reading

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Meeting Notice: October 15, 2012 from 4 PM to 7 PM

A meeting of the Reducing Bias Committee will be held October 15 from 4PM to 7PM in Roseville at the Minnesota Department of Education Building.  The meeting is open to the public. The meeting will be held in  Conference Center … Continue reading

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Controversial Proficiency Standards: Associated with Race of the Student

State of Florida plans raced-based proficiency standards: criteria for proficiency on educational would be associated with a student’s race. Level of proficiency to meet state standards would vary according to the student’s race. (Copy the link below to your web … Continue reading

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