Post-school shooting guide, technical shortcomings
The United States has a recovery guide for school shootings
Principals who have been affected by school shootings have created a recovery guide. As retired Columbine superintendent Frank DeAngelis said, superintendents across the country are reaching out to traumatized educators who are also part of “a club no one wants to be a member of.” The Principal Recovery Network, a group of current and former school leaders who have experienced gun violence at school, has created a 16-page guide on what to consider before reopening a school and how to look after the mental health of students and staff.
Lack of technological education
Only 24% of high schools in Minnesota offer computer programs. There are currently 13,327 IT jobs open in Minnesota, offering an average salary of $92,494. Less than a quarter of Minnesota’s 1,806 AP computer science tests were taken by female students in 2020; most of the tests were taken by white men.
Good news for bad news in schools
There are 103 schools in Minnesota that have graduation rates below 67%. The good news: The Minnesota Department of Education is expanding the Collaborative Minnesota Partnerships to Advance Student Success (COMPASS) program. This will help teachers and school leaders improve literacy and math rates, as well as assess school climate and mental health.