CULTIVATING INNOVATION

In the March issue of Technology & Innovation (Vol. 18, 2017) there is an article entitled “THOUGHTS on IMPROVING INNOVATION: What are the Characteristics of Innovation and How do we cultivate them?”

The premise of the article is that innovation is critically needed in the education effort. The authors say upfront: “Although it is unlikely that education can create innovative traits in an individual, education may very well be able to improve the ability of individuals to utilize the traits they possess”.

The Association’s Innovation Convocation on May 4th is about helping individuals recognize and utilize the traits they possess.  For more information or to register for the Convocation facilitated by the BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP go to the MACS Events Page at here.

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2017 Legislative Session Priorities

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Today, the Minnesota Legislature convenes for the 2017 Session under Republican Leadership in both the House of Representatives and State Senate for only the second time in the last 40 years. As you may know, in odd-numbered years the legislature focuses on the state budget and major policy initiatives.

So what are the funding and policy priorities that the MN Association of Charter Schools will be seeking in 2017?  This FRIDAY, JANUARY 6th @ 10:30 there will be a Webinar about the Association’s 2017 Legislative Priorities . Pre-registration is required.

LOOKING AHEAD – MARCH 8th – CHARTER SCHOOL DAY @ THE CAPITOL