Something pretty amazing happened last Friday. Something that many in education circles don’t think is possible. Something that flies in the face of the narrative that some are trying to tell. Last Friday educators from traditional district schools, public charter schools, private schools and higher education all came together to share ideas, best practices and… Read More
There is an epidemic running rampant through the suburban and urban high schools of America. It is called the 9th Grade Shock. 9th Grade Shock, sometimes known as the 9th Grade Bulge, is attributing to: decreases in student grade point averages course failure students being held back higher than normal drop out rates 9th… Read More
“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.” ~ Paula Bendfeldt As we quickly approach the 6th annual Explore Your World Silent Auction and Fundraiser I want to highlight one of our students and how expeditions have been central to her development as a student, a leader and… Read More
The end of the year always brings out a time for reflection and thankfulness, and social media has only made this more public. I recently came across a posting on Twitter called #MakeMeBetter where you are invited to list a person, organization or other influencer that has made you a better person and/or professional in… Read More
MCA testing is around the corner, you may view parent opt-out information through the link below. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?hl=en&shva=1#inbox/161e816180a92417?compose=16200cd7f5e3f52b&projector=1&messagePartId=0.1
Tonight’s (1/16) school board is canceled.
This past week I had the opportunity to participate in the first ever Independent Charter School Symposium in New York City. The symposium was sponsored by The Coalition of Community Charter Schools and The Center for Educational Innovation. On Thursday I was a member of a panel discussion entitled “Getting Beyond Management and Labor”. I… Read More
For fourteen years I have been taking students to the Wildlife Science Center in Stacy, MN for a unique teaching and learning experience that few students and teachers can claim to experience. Over that time Northwest Passage and the Wildlife Science Center have gone through many changes, including a lot more gray hairs on some… Read More
Hennepin Technical College: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:30pm (Brooklyn Park Campus) Anoka Technical College: Wednesday, October 25th 5-7pm Minneapolis Community and Technical College: Tuesday, Oct. 24 5-7pm Century College Discover Century College: Oct. 3rd 5-6pm, Oct. 19 1-2pm Technical Career Night: Oct. 17 5-7pm Saint Cloud State University October 19, 20, 21st https://www.stcloudstate.edu/scsu4u/visit/special.aspx Minnesota State University, Mankato Thursday, Oct. 19 Friday, Oct.… Read More
Attention Parents and Students, this years expedition catalog is now complete. Please note important dates and deadlines. We have a great assortment of expeditions this year for all interest and ability levels. Students should apply for expeditions via the Project Foundry Expedition Application form, and be sure to include trips leaders as group members.