Monthly Archives: August 2013

Reading scores of Minnesota students decline

Recent results from the administration of reading assessments based on the Common Core standards show a significant decline in proficiency in reading. Some argue that the lower scores compared to previous results are attributed to the use of a completely … Continue reading

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August 19, 2013 Meeting Agenda

Attached in pdf format is the Agenda for the August 19, 2013 Reducing Bias meeting, held at the Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A from 1Pm to 4 PM. August192013Agenda

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Team Member Biography: Alexander Hines

Alexander Hines is currently the Director of Inclusion and Diversity at Winona State University. He served in the United State Air Force as a non-commissioned officer for 12 years. He earned a B.S. in Management Studies, with a minor in … Continue reading

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Team Member Biography: Tanis Henderson

Tanis Henderson completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Minnesota- Morris in 2008. She is employed by ISD #317- Deer River, Ross Resources, Ltd, where she has held positions as Truancy Prevention Specialist, Indian Home/School Liaison, and Mental … Continue reading

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Team member biography: Joan Bibeau

Joan Bibeau achieved her Bachelor of Education from UND in 1974, and her Master of Education from UND in 1984. She has worked with American Indian families her entire career throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. In her current position … Continue reading

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Team Member Biography: Shirley Kampa

Shirley works for the Minnesota Department of Education, where she engages in work to support parents and caregivers. She is an advocate for policies and procedures that support appropriate intervention and services for American Indian students. Shirley’s statement “The Creator … Continue reading

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In Missouri, Race Complicates a Transfer to Better Schools

New York Times July 31, 2013 In Missouri, Race Complicates a Transfer to Better Schools By JOHN ELIGON ST. CHARLES, Mo. — When the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a law in June allowing students from failing school districts to transfer … Continue reading

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