What Does Testing Really Tell Us?

Students here at Schoolcraft are at the mid-point in their testing season. For us, the spring testing season runs roughly 5 weeks long with different grade levels taking turns at showing what they know in Reading, Math and Science. Those that require us to take the test don’t know these kids as individuals. They don’t…
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Charter School Day At The Capital

On March 5th over 300 individuals from Charter Schools across the state came to St. Paul to visit our state’s decision makers. Schoolcraft participated in this event and a small delegation of staff members were able to chat with several legislators regarding matters of education. It is so encouraging to see how many folks representing…
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It’s Halftime

We’ve reached the midpoint of another school year. It always seems that just yesterday it was Labor Day weekend or even Halloween! The Winter Break is over and so is MLK day. As in all sporting events, teams/players take stock on how the first half went. They review what was working and where more effort…
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The Simple Act Of Listening

I’ve had the opportunity over the last few weeks to sit and listen to some younger students as they read their most recent book to me. We meet on Friday mornings and the kids share the book that they’ve been practicing with all week. It’s been a reflective time for me as the act of…
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Should We Build A New 4/5 School?

Our local school district is experiencing a growth in enrollment at the elementary levels. This had led to larger than desired class sizes at almost every school. For the second time in two years the voters are being asked to support the cost of building another elementary school. The designed proposed would house all the…
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