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January 2019

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    Washington Post Live Stream: Transformers Education

    A quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln is the the best way to predict your future is to create it. This Thursday afternoon the Washington Post is hosting a live session of some people who are trying to create our future. It might be worth some time to watch:

    Washington Post Live Stream: Transformers Education
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    Duluth schools promote teaching, thinking critically about inequity

    There are about 30 students in Denfeld High School's new class, promoted especially to students of color and designed to encourage students to think critically about the history of educational inequity and show them how they can become part of the solution through a career in teaching — preferably right back in the Duluth school district. ...

    StarTribune article on Duluth program to recruit new teachers ...
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    Access to quality early childhood care and education must be top priority in 2019 legislative session

    For thousands of Minnesotans, accessing early care and education has been a serious challenge. Chances are, you or someone you know has ...

    MinnPost article on legislative priorites ...
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    Is Competency The Hot New Education Thing For 2019?

    Tom Vander Ark thinks that competency is the up and coming next big thing in education. He just said so a few weeks ago here at Forbes, but he's ...

    Forbes article on Competency
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    Universities Should Be About Transferable Skills And Continuing Education

    Higher education is judged based on the value it imparts to graduates. But that value is almost always characterized in terms of what kind of degree ..

    Forbes article on Transferable Skills
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    2019 MAAP Conference

    The 2019 MAAP Conference is approaching faster than we think. The dates are February 6th, 7th, and 8th of 2019. We will be back in Duluth this year. The registration system is now open, and here is a document with more details about the conference.

    2019 MAAP Conference Registration

    2019 MAAP Conference Details

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    2018-19 MAAP STARS Officers

    We are very happy to announce the newly elected MAAP STARS Officers and they all come from different MAAP regions. They are:

    • Breanna Kisse Ivan Sand Community High School NW Metro
    • Fardowso Abdi Paladin Career & Technical High School NE Metro
    • Robert Johnson Voyageurs Expeditionary High School NW
    • Victoria Rivera Minnesota Valley ALC SW
    • Katelyn Dorry Northern Lights Community School NE

    Next step will be officer training November 8 & 9 at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville with Liza Kelly from Austin ALC and myself.

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