Always Learning

In Albert Lea, we are all about continuous improvement. One of our slogans is Always Learning. This school year (2021-22) is my seventeenth year...

MAP Reading Fluency and the science of reading: Closing gaps early

Closing reading gaps early can make all the difference in the lives of Minnesota students. A core set of rigorous instructional practices aligned to...

Yik Yak, Yuk

It is time to have a conversation with kids about online behavior and etiquette. Again. The social media platform Yik Yak has reemerged recently and...

New year, new legal protections for trans students in Minnesota schools

As students return to school from distance and remote learning, some students will be returning to school for the first time since socially transitioning...

American Rescue Plan funding for school districts – now is the...

On March 11, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). The plan eclipses previous COVID-19 relief packages in...