Joe Nathan
By Joe Nathan Guest Columnist Readers sometimes ask for advice about books to read over the summer. Here are four books that I think offer a mixture of encouragement, inspiration, passion, perspective, challenge and controversy. For people seeking inspiration and insight into the challenges and rewa...Read More
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By Joe Nathan Guest Columnist Testing and, more broadly, learning have been disrupted in the past two weeks for thousands of Minnesota students. The Minnesota Department of Education says equipment failure and outside computer attacks on Pearson, the company hired to run our statewide tests, caused ...Read More
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Good intentions but no price tag and too many priorities. That’s how I’d describe a new national Equity and Excellence Commission report. Here’s a brief summary of the report and a few reactions. Several years ago, Congress created a 27-member group that included two national teachers union pr...Read More
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  Remember recess? Was it a relief? Are your memories mostly about fun and games? Or was it sometimes traumatic, with kids picking on you or others? Turns out that there’s a lot of rethinking going on about recess. In some places, recess unwisely is being eliminated. Fortunately, Minnesota di...Read More
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