Adding Differentiation Specialists to each building and having at least one teacher per grade in every school certified in advanced differentiation practices were two of the big things our MCGT board has been advocating for with Minneapolis Public Schools. We are so excited that these changes are in the process of being implemented for our students!
Check out the recent article from the Southwest Journal featuring board member Kristin Farrell on the topic:
A lesson plan for every student
Elementary and middle school teachers across Minneapolis Public Schools will soon have more help catering to students of all skill levels. Starting in the fall, every K-5, K-8 and 6-8 school in the district will be able to hire a half-time “differentiation specialist” — a licensed teacher who will help meet the varying academic needs of students. The nearly $2.6 million initiative comes as the district focuses on Superintendent Ed Graff’s priorities of literacy, equity, social-emotional learning and student supports.