Moving Minnesota's Public Debate Forward


Strong schools create Minnesota's path to prosperity.

The Many Sides of Back to School

Today, students across Minnesota are going back to school. Some have already been back for a week or more, but starting today, pretty much every child will be in one school or another. It’s a yearly ritual for many people, with some new variation each year. One such change this year is the expansion of all-day kindergarten throughout the entire public school system. This is the realization of legislation passed two legislative sessions ago, and it’s a major substantive change for many districts and families. Using new money from the…

Discussion: Back to School Hopes

What are your hopes and dreams for school this year? Starting today, all Minnesota students will be back in school across the state. As you look forward to this year and further into the future, what do you envision and wish for your children, your students, and/or the schools in your community? Minnesota 2020 Education Fellow Michael Diedrich (fresh off the statewide press tour for “Valuing the Whole Child: Education Beyond Test Scores”) will be available from 8-9:30 am to facilitate this discussion, and will continue to respond throughout the…