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February 2019

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    Meeting the Challenges of Rural Education

    With the launch of a new national initiative and a network of district partners, the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University will partner with rural schools to move the needle on absenteeism and college readiness and enrollment...

    Click below to read this excellent article from Havard Graduate School of Education.

    Meeting the Challenges of Rural Education
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    I Used to Preach the Gospel of Education Reform. Then I Became the Mayor.

    Below is a fascinating article in the Atlantic by Rahm Emanuel about his experience in reforming the Chicago school system.

    I Used to Preach the Gospel of Education Reform. Then I Became the Mayor.
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    Why AI Can't Be Education's Cure-All

    Education companies continue to tout the ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to greatly improve learning among students at all levels. While AI is being tested today in select applications, such as “intelligent tutors” and so-called “smart content,” many of the promises of what this advanced technology can do in education remain largely unfulfilled. The fact is, AI is not a cure-all for education — nor should it be ... Click below to read more:

    Why AI Can't Be Education's Cure-All
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    10 global megatrends facing education

    What are the big international trends coming over the horizon that are going to affect education systems around the world? Click below to find out:

    10 global megatrends facing education
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    Washington Post Live Stream: Transformers Education

    A quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln is the the best way to predict your future is to create it. This Thursday afternoon the Washington Post is hosting a live session of some people who are trying to create our future. It might be worth some time to watch:

    Washington Post Live Stream: Transformers Education
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    Duluth schools promote teaching, thinking critically about inequity

    There are about 30 students in Denfeld High School's new class, promoted especially to students of color and designed to encourage students to think critically about the history of educational inequity and show them how they can become part of the solution through a career in teaching — preferably right back in the Duluth school district. ...

    StarTribune article on Duluth program to recruit new teachers ...
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    Access to quality early childhood care and education must be top priority in 2019 legislative session

    For thousands of Minnesotans, accessing early care and education has been a serious challenge. Chances are, you or someone you know has ...

    MinnPost article on legislative priorites ...
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    Is Competency The Hot New Education Thing For 2019?

    Tom Vander Ark thinks that competency is the up and coming next big thing in education. He just said so a few weeks ago here at Forbes, but he's ...

    Forbes article on Competency
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    Universities Should Be About Transferable Skills And Continuing Education

    Higher education is judged based on the value it imparts to graduates. But that value is almost always characterized in terms of what kind of degree ..

    Forbes article on Transferable Skills
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    2019 MAAP Conference

    The 2019 MAAP Conference is approaching faster than we think. The dates are February 6th, 7th, and 8th of 2019. We will be back in Duluth this year. The registration system is now open, and here is a document with more details about the conference.

    2019 MAAP Conference Registration

    2019 MAAP Conference Details

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    2018-19 MAAP STARS Officers

    We are very happy to announce the newly elected MAAP STARS Officers and they all come from different MAAP regions. They are:

    • Breanna Kissel Ivan Sand Community High School NW Metro
    • Fardowso Abdi Paladin Career & Technical High School NE Metro
    • Robert Johnson Voyageurs Expeditionary High School NW
    • Victoria Rivera Minnesota Valley ALC SW
    • Katelyn Dorry Northern Lights Community School NE

    Next step will be officer training November 8 & 9 at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville with Liza Kelly from Austin ALC and myself.

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