Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan Center For School Change Jack Wickenhauser, De’shawnte Taylor and Vincent Smith Jr. are eloquent young people. They recently earned awards in a statewide Minnesota charter public school writing contest that attracted more than 2,200 entries. Their essays answered the question, “What was your best day in school?” Whether you’re an educator or parent, [...]

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Joe Nathan Center For School Change With racial diversity growing in many suburban and rural areas, several recent awards are especially important. The national Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, online at www.coseboc.org, has recently recognized five outstanding district and charter public schools, including one in Minnesota. Coalition Director Ron Walker has spent 42 [...]

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Joe Nathan Center For School Change Want to save money and time with college costs? Several free new tools can help high school students and their families. The first is an interactive map answering questions parents, students and other family members have asked over the last several years.  This Minnesota map allows you to click [...]

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Joe Nathan Center For School Change Today, two stories that help illustrate why there’s no single best school for all students.  First, a parent speaks, then a student. “We have a 10th grader who has amazing abilities in music and guitar, but he has pace and reading issues and Asperger’s. He had help in public [...]

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Joe Nathan Center For School Change What advice would you give to a young man who recently asked for suggestions? He’s hoping for a career in which he helps make major improvements in public education. Here’s a little about him, and a few suggestions. Reactions are welcome. The young man works in a suburban public [...]

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