Special Education Teacher Shortage in the News

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..

Time to Stop Use of Mercury Amalgam

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.

Advocating for healthy brains and bodies

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.

2021 Update from LDA’s Executive Director

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.

Excerpt from Justice by Design

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.

COVID-19 Update: June 2021

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.

Race and Equity

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,.

The Reading Wars Continued…

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.

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