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Is the New “Accountability” Actually Professional?

When looking at teacher accountability, we’ve experienced many turbulent changes in the past few years. Unfortunately, they aren’t likely to have nearly the impact some are hoping for. One problem? They don’t do enough to professionalize teaching. The criticisms of traditional teacher evaluation and accountability systems are well-worn by now. They rely too much on years of service as a proxy for quality. The due process guarantees are too strong. At the heart of the criticism is that teachers’ contracts look too much like blue collar labor…

VIDEO: Bringing Fresh Produce to the Community

Fresh fruits and vegetables can be very expensive, especially in many low-income areas. Expense along with access to local grocery stores in North Minneapolis have proven to make it difficult for some families to have fresh, healthy food. NorthPoint along with community partners, Project Sweetie Pie, Gardening Matters and others…

Naming Rights Reveal Importance of Farms, Food in Minnesota

Minnesotans were reminded recently that food and agriculture remain huge drivers of the state’s economy when two of the largest home-based companies stepped forward to acquire naming rights to new facilities in the Twin Cities. At first glance, it seemed like business as usual. Nothing new here except the signage.…

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