After meeting every month since August, a scoping team is recommending to the Partner Table that a collaborative action network be formed to work on the Goal #4 outcome, “Increase the percentage of students who enroll in higher education within one year of graduation.” The scoping team also recommended that this new network work on
An EHJ scoping committee is pulling together data from the state and our school district about reading and math proficiency. We want our students performing at least two percent above the state averages. Minnesota students in third through eighth grade take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) in reading and math. According to the Minnesota Department
Imagine trying to read and solve math problems in a school where you don’t speak the language of your teacher and classmates. That’s the challenge facing roughly 65,000 students in Minnesota, or 8 percent of the student population, who are learning English as they go through the school. Despite some recent improvements in their test
A new statewide report on school readiness shows many of Minnesota’s youngest citizens face hurdles that affect their learning in kindergarten and beyond. At the root of the problem is poverty, says Richard Chase, key author of the first School Readiness report, which was prepared by Wilder Research for the Minnesota Office of Early Learning.
EHJ Partner Table Member Mark Poss, president of Red Wing Publishing, describes what he likes about Every Hand Joined. Listen in!
Coon Rapids High School has accomplished something remarkable. The achievement gap for science scores on the 2013 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment dropped more than 40 points, thanks in part to a massive increase in proficiency among students of color. Coon Rapids Principal Annette Ziegler said relationship-based teaching at the school is one big reason for the
It’s hard to grasp: What exactly is Every Hand Joined trying to do? Perhaps the best way to help you understand this is to look at what another city has accomplished so far, which also is part of the national StriveTogether Network. All Hands Raised in Portland, Oregon is about eight years ahead of our
Burnside Elementary produces a monthly newsletter that is full of news and suggestions for parents. The third grade teachers wrote an article in the November 2013 issue about how to help kids with reading comprehension. Here are a couple of their suggestions: 1. Good Fit Books: This is very important so as to understand the
EHJ’s Youth Enrichment Network conducted a “developmental asset” survey in October of 154 teens participating in Hispanic Outreach, The Remedy, the middle school Pathways Program, Tower View Alternative High School, Rotary Strive, ELC and YMCA. The survey, designed by The Search Institute, will help us get baseline data about the healthy development of these teens. We’ll
Every Hand Joined is using the StriveTogether Framework to make a collective impact on our children’s success in school and life. Many communities are part of the StriveTogether network, although Red Wing is the smallest community to participate so far. StriveTogether is a national organization that encourages “community stakeholders,” like businesses, schools, and nonprofits, to