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I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned that I’m a big supporter of public schools, and charter schools IF THEY WORK. Currently in my state many charter schools test scores fall well below the other district schools and those other schools for the most part aren’t posting very impressive scores. Minnesota is now 2nd worst in the country with the achievement gap, and while there seems to be a lot of talk about solutions, I’m not seeing a lot of effective change, in the public awareness, or the schools ability to drive change and start closing these gaps.  Continue reading

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601430_10152625348510599_1095410600_nEnd of the 3rd quarter today and now it’s spring break, although with still a foot of snow on the ground and the high only in the upper 30’s spring still feels a ways off yet.

Work has gotten very busy lately, so I’m thankful that my mother has been around to lend a helping hand on the days when client meetings keep me busy, and GM has gotten in to a schedule that allows me some flexibility in scheduling. I do still have to remind her on occasion to refer back to her daily plan when she us unsure of what to do next. I’m considering actually creating a daily time chart, however, I’ve struggled in the past with managing that as sometimes an art lesson takes 35 minutes and sometimes it takes an hour and a half. I worry that if I create time limits on things it may create an artificial pressure to complete tasks when it isn’t needed. Continue reading


Have you ever thought about starting a Charter School? I’ve been giving it some serious thought.

Yes. some very serious thought.

I do after all live in Minnesota, the birth place of Charter Schools in the country.

I love the online curriculum, but I just keep thinking to myself, I CANNOT be the only mother who is disappointed in the current local schooling options for my child. Yes, Minnesota has many, many private school options, but frankly, with a child in full-time daycare, I’m not able to afford private school tuition as well. Minnesota also has many charter schools in existence, but very few with a focus on gifted children, truly gifted, not just accelerated.  Continue reading