Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan Center For School Change There were swift, strong and split reactions to two of my recent columns. They are online at http://bit.ly/1iU1Ptq and http://bit.ly/1cZxKVc. More than 20 people responded, via comments online and other ways, from around Minnesota and from Utah to Washington, D.C. Here are several of those comments, with brief reactions […]

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Joe Nathan Center For School Change As we start a new year, it’s time to ask some tough questions. Over the past year, I have seen more and more examples of education systems that don’t seem to be serving at least some students. Some systems seem to be putting a priority on protecting the way […]

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Joe Nathan Center For School Change “I think it is vitally important to have the ‘Getting Prepared Report’ updated in 2014, given the push we did this legislative session to advance early college opportunities for all secondary students.” That’s what Rep. Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul and chair of the Minnesota House K-12 Education Policy Committee, […]

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By Joe Nathan A recent report on national and Minnesota college student debt has some surprising, and potentially useful, information for families. The report comes from the Institute for College Access and Success, a national nonprofit group viewed as worthy of notice from organizations such as The New York Times, NBC News, CNN and USA […]

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Joe Nathan Center For School Change Local field trips for students are common, but not so much for teachers. But a Minnesota school recently took its teachers around neighborhoods they serve to help them understand more about their students and families. The ultimate goal is more student success. Many of the students at Academia Cesar […]

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