Diversifying the Educator Workforce: A Guide for Minnesota Districts and Schools
Equitable Access to Diverse Teachers and Leaders
This guidebook shares what strategies are currently being used for the recruitment and retention of teachers of color in Minnesota.
“Leaks” in the Educator Pipeline: Wisconsin Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Completers Working in Illinois and Minnesota Public Schools
This policy brief examines one type of “leak” in the Wisconsin educator pipeline, a leak in the number of recent graduates from one of the state’s 40+ educator preparation programs (EPPs) electing to work in Illinois or Minnesota public schools.
Building and Learning from Grow Your Own Educator Initiatives in Rural Communities
GYO initiatives are an increasingly prominent strategy for addressing educator shortages in school districts across the country, perhaps especially in rural areas. This webinar highlights two examples of rural districts—one in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota—that have established GYO partnerships with nearby institutions of higher education.
The Essential Conversations to Build Capacity through Family, School, and Community Partnerships
This webinar shared effective practices and strategies to engage all stakeholders. The goals of the WI-ULI and the WMCC10 are to promote effective family school and community engagement practices and to exchange ideas across the education and business community.
Strengthening Family-School Partnerships within Rural Schools
This webinar provided tangible strategies to enhance family-school partnerships in rural schools. Presented March 24, 2022.
Profile of Wisconsin Teachers (2000-2020)
The goal of this brief is to present a descriptive profile of key attributes of Wisconsin’s teacher labor force. Twenty years of data are included (between 1999-00 and 2020-21 school years) in this summary, including number of teachers, what they teach, where they teach, and selected demographic characteristics (including gender, race/ethnicity, age, and years of experience).
Profile of Wisconsin Principals (2000-2020)
This policy brief, produced by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of the Region 10 Comprehensive Center, is one in a series which examines selected topics related to Wisconsin’s educator workforce. This brief is a descriptive profile of Wisconsin’s principal and assistant principal labor force over the past 20 years.
Rural School District Collaboratives for Shared Services
Rural school districts across the country are increasingly turning to shared service collaboratives as a strategy for providing high-quality opportunities for students, while they are facing financial challenges due to flat or declining enrollment. These partnerships are proving to be successful in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Minnesota Multi-Tiered System of Support Roadmap
The Minnesota Multi-tiered System of Support (MnMTSS) Roadmap describes a process for districts to evaluate their current levels of implementation, plan for continuous improvement towards optimum operation, and monitor systemic fidelity and implementation progress. The MnMTSS Roadmap includes self-evaluation tools which measure the implementation of the MnMTSS Framework components and subcomponents.
Minnesota Safe Learning Survey: Winter and Spring 2021 Subgroup Analysis by Geography and Student Race/Identity
Seeking to understand the experiences of educators, families, and students in K-12 public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin-Minnesota Comprehensive Center (WMCC)— working with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)—has developed the Safe Learning Survey that is being conducted at three intervals: Winter (February), Spring (May-June), and Fall (October-November), 2021. To date, two public reports have been published sharing the results of the Safe Learning Surveys conducted in the Winter (February) and Spring (May-June) of 2021. The purpose of this companion brief is to provide additional information disaggregated (i.e., broken down) by district geography and student race/ ethnicity on five key themes and potential areas for policy and practice improvement.