Opinion

Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Award will never compete with “March Madness” for public attention. But MDE has recently given 69 percent of Minnesota’s traditional districts and 80 percent of Minnesota charter public schools an award that measures solid accomplishment and merits public praise. In the northwest metro area, winners included the districts of [...]

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Spring … heh. It’s been a week since the season changed, yet there hasn’t been hide-nor-hair of it, or anything else for that matter. As I set off this morning, all I could see was white. White, the color of innocence, the color of purity and cleanliness … I can’t stand it. The promises of [...]

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BY TINA DUPUY – SYNDICATED COLUMNIST “Lean In” author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign to cheer young girls to participate launched this month. Sandberg claims little boys get called leaders and for the same behavior little girls are branded as bossy. “Together we can encourage girls to lead. Pledge to Ban Bossy,” reads Sandberg’s [...]

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Last week was the first committee deadline in the House and Senate. Several important issues came up in St. Paul, and I would like to give you an update of what’s happening at the Capitol. Taxes After pressure from Governor Dayton and House Democrats, the Senate finally acted on its own tax bill March 21. [...]

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As I sit here writing this column there are many thoughts going through my head. In this world of social media and instant communication there is no doubt word has spread that I have signed a contract to be superintendent in a school district outside of Des Moines, Iowa. I have notified the school board [...]

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