From The Blog
by John Hakes
By John Hakes, MinnCAN School Reform Blogging Fellow
At I.J. Holton Intermediate School in Austin, Minnesota, the future is “how.” Not only are its educators hard at work sparking imagination among students, they’re leveraging the school’s recent opening to plant skills in its fifth and sixth graders that will serve them long into their workforce years.
Great schools change everything.
Every child deserves a great school, no matter their background. Together with Minnesotans across the state, MinnCAN advocates for the research-backed policies that will make sure they get one.
Careers in the STEM fields continue to be some of the highest-paying and fastest growing in the nation. Encouraging our kids, especially girls and students of color, to excel in math and science is the first step in ensuring America's innovation and competitiveness in an increasingly high-tech economy.Drew PalmerFeb 3 2013
I care about public schools in Minnesota because I believe a good education is key for the personal success of our children and the economic vitality of our state.Sarah MorrisFeb 3 2013
We all contribute to a child's education, directly and indirectly. Directly, we must support responsible public policy. Indirectly, we must promote a responsible educational culture. In both cases, we need all hands on deck.Ben DavisFeb 2 2013