LDA’s Executive Director was interviewed by 74 Million about our Institute for Special Educators teacher preparation program this Fall about preparing special educators for the field. You may already be aware of the shortage of licensed special educators. Check out the article, “Yes, There’s a Shortage of Special Education Teachers..
LDA Minnesota works with LDA of America’s Healthy Children’s Project and Minnesota’s Healthy Legacy Coalition on advocating for toxic chemical reforms to protect the developing brains of children. We sent a letter to the CEO of Patterson Companies and also sent this press release was sent out to media sources.
LDA Minnesota is advocating for the passage several bills that would ban PFAS in products both at the state and federal level this year. PFAS ( per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are harmful chemicals that are linked to certain cancers, damage to the liver and immune system, and adverse effects on learning.
LDA Minnesota’s board and staff have worked tirelessly this past year to ensure our programs and services meet the ever-changing needs of our students and clients. Though schools are in-person once again this academic year, we are all still called to be flexible, adaptable and creative to help address the.
My First Year Teaching (Excerpt from Justice by Design: Guide to Creating Curriculum for Social Justice by Ian McLaughlin) In my first year of teaching, I had the privilege of working with Kayci as her Special Education case manager. She was in the 12th grade when I met her. She.
LDA Minnesota follows Minnesota state guidelines for COVID-19 restrictions. With Minnesota’s restrictions being lifted due to vaccination rates, we’re offering more in-person service options. Office hours remain by appointment only, please email or call us at 952-582-6000 if you’d like to visit. If you are visiting the building and fully.
Our community is grieving, angry and profoundly sad after the death of George Floyd. LDA Minnesota’s staff and board stand with our community against racism, oppression and injustice and hope that together we will find a path to ending the racial disparities plaguing our systems, schools and neighborhoods. As an organization,.
“You know, I do not actually believe in alternative teacher preparation programs…” This past year I have heard similar words uttered countless times since I started working for LDA Minnesota’s alternative teacher preparation program. Most recently they were spoken by a retired teacher I was talking with, but I have.
Special Education Teacher Retention and Hiring: Reflecting on Minnesota’s Teacher Supply and Demand Report I still remember vivid moments from my first year as a Special Education teacher serving high school students in Minneapolis, despite being over 10 years ago now. One moment in particular stands out in my.
Someone recently commented that she thought the “reading wars” were over. With the National Reading Panel’s report don’t we have a shared understanding of what kids need to know to learn to read? Yes and no. The war has continued, it’s been a silent fight for a while. But, it.