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Signe Swenson

Guest Post: Are Chartered Schools good schools?

Today on the blog we have a guest post by friend of EdVisions, Bob Wedl. We hope you enjoy his insights as he tackles a problematic question.   Bob Wedl’s career in public education includes experience in both district as well as chartered schools, state department leadership and higher education. Bob served as Minnesota’s Commissioner […]

11 Jan 2018 no comments
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Signe Swenson

The PLP Gap, Perhaps It’s Time to Rethink Our Process

  Dr. Steven J. Rippe has over 20 years of experience working with educators and school leaders designing and implementing innovative schools and programs throughout the United States. A successful teacher, principal and University administrator, Steven has worked with passionate educators to create nationally recognized schools and works with struggling schools to reinvent themselves into […]

22 Dec 2017 no comments
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Signe Swenson

Relationships and Why They Matter

Dr. Newell is presently the Director of Assessment for EdVisions Schools, and has served as the Director of Learning Programs for the Gates/EdVisions replication efforts. Dr. Newell was a founder of the Minnesota New Country School and EdVisions Cooperative. He has published four books that explain the rationale and practices behind the learning program and […]

12 Dec 2017 no comments
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Signe Swenson

Guest post: Why Are My Students Shutting Down?

In today’s blog, Hope Gover shares students’ ideas on how teachers can motivate and inspire learning through authentic relationships.  Hope Grover has taught in both traditional and charter public schools in Minnesota.  She has a masters of arts in education from Hamline and completed an educational leadership program at Minnesota State University-Mankato.  She attended high […]

22 Nov 2017 no comments
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Signe Swenson

Guest post: What is Innovation; Why do we need to Innovate?

This week, our guest blog is written by Robert Wedl. Bob served as Minnesota’s Commissioner of Education in the late 1990’s leading Minnesota’s innovative standards and measurement initiatives, electronic data collection systems and new finance models including having revenue following students to the sites they attend. In the late 1980’s and early 90’s while serving […]

14 Nov 2017 no comments