Back to School for Grown-Ups is a relatively new enterprise in Minnesota that shares our zeal for dramatically increasing post-secondary attainment, with special emphasis on grown-ups of all ages who need to re-think, re-educate and re-train in a fast-changing economic world. The key principal in the firm is Laura Gilbert, who produces books, blogs, research papers, presentations and counseling, all providing sound advice to young and... Read More
Few voices reflect Minnesota's moderate mainstream ethics more perfectly than Star Tribune editorial columnist Lori Sturdevant, and her call-to-action for government "redesigners'' in Sunday's Star Tribune Op-Ex was squarely on target. And this morning Sturdevant hit the note again with a short editorial page item describing a discussion group on redesign that we at Growth & Justice have been part of for a year-a... Read More
Coming home to Minnesota this week after an intensive three days of learning about student success efforts in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky - and trying not to think about the state government shutdown - one of the first things to pop up on my screen was a powerful op-ed in the St. Cloud Times, headlined Read More
Anthony Smith belongs on a growing list of today's public school "turnaround" artists, having transformed a rock-bottom high school in Cincinnati into a model of academic success, and interestingly, athletic success, too. Smith will be in the Twin Cities Wednesday evening to tell his story about imposing rigor with a human touch (and finding a corporate sponsor) to bring confidence and real achievement where little of either exist... Read More
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