Education Score Card

The following is a sample of key community metrics. Please click tabs and images to explore details.

General 
Education Gaps
OCR Findings (Rochester)
RPS Score Card

 Data courtesy of MN Compass

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Reading By Region (2015)

3rd Grade Reading By Region (2015)

3rd Grade Reading By Region Trend

3rd Grade Reading By Region Trend

8th Grade Achieving Math Std

8th Grade Achieving Math Std

8th Grade Math Trend

8th Grade Math Trend

High School Graduation

High School Graduation

General Education: Data courtesy MN Compass

3rd Grade Reading By Race (Trend)

3rd Grade Reading By Race (Trend)

8th Grade Math By Race (Trend)

8th Grade Math By Race (Trend)

High School Graduation by Race

High School Graduation by Race

Education Gaps

Education Gaps

Office of Civil Rights    Tracking RPS Progress   RPS 2017 Data

% of Referrals by Race

% of Referrals by Race

Referrals by Race

Referrals by Race

Gifted or 7th & 8th Grade Algebra

Gifted or 7th & 8th Grade Algebra

Math/Chemistry/Physics Enrollment

Math/Chemistry/Physics Enrollment

Disciplinary Actions

Disciplinary Actions

SAT/ACT

SAT/ACT

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Official Data: Data from RPS Score Card

Vision & Mission Monitoring Report

Vision & Mission Monitoring Report

Mission Delivery Vision Card

Mission Delivery Vision Card

Collaborative Learning Report

Collaborative Learning Report

Collaborative Learning Vision Card

Collaborative Learning Vision Card

Family/Community Partnership

Family/Community Partnership

Expand Partnership Vision Card

Expand Partnership Vision Card

Inspire Current/Future Employees

Inspire Current/Future Employees

Accountability/Teamwork

Accountability/Teamwork

Core Values/Safe&Trusting Culture

Core Values/Safe&Trusting Culture

Efficient/Effective Operations Monitoring

Efficient/Effective Operations Monitoring

Operations Vision Card

Operations Vision Card

Public Private Partnerships

Education Equity

Plan Description

Educational Equity exists when all individuals are fully prepared for the roles of their choice, regardless of personal or social circumstances. Educational Equity requires systems of support that result in full access to opportunities that lead to personal growth.

Strategies (How)

The Diversity Council focuses on three educational issues:

1. addressing the school to prison pipeline by building individual advocacy skills in students,

2. strengthening and diversifying career pathways, and

3. improving communication and connectivity between existing and developing educational resources and potential students.

Results (Work Products)

Improved youth's individual empowerment, self-advocacy, advocacy for others, understanding bias, and active participation in school culture - all central to creating positive school and life experiences, establishing a foundation for success

Status/News

Cradle to Career

Plan Description

It takes a village to raise a child. To achieve different results, we must work together differently than we have in the past and align our collective efforts from cradle to career.

Strategies (How)

Concept Phase

1. Kickoff with community

2. Join and learn from StriveTogethere Partnership

Planning Team

Status/News

August 24, 2017 openBEAM.net: Cradle to Career Second Newsletter (July 2017)

Second newsletter:  "Organizations involved in planning have committed additional resources to bring StriveTogether back on August 31 to help us complete our recommendations for a shared backbone structure to sustain this work across the community over time."

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June 12, 2017 C2C: Cradle to Career Newsletter

Welcome to the first Cradle to Career Newsletter Keeping you informed of the progress and status of our work. First a brief recap. The Cradle to Career Rotary committee convened in July,

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Community Health Improvement

 

Available Description

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for Olmsted County serves as a first step towards true community-centered planning, integration, and implementation of strategies to improve our community’s health. CHIP partners and additional community organizations will work together to promote health equity throughout diverse populations and address social determinants of health to improve health outcomes in five priority areas: Obesity, Diabetes, Mental Health, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, and Financial Stress / Homelessness.

Strategies (How)

Work with partners: 

  • Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all
  • Promote quality of life, healthy development and healthy behaviors across all life stages

Obesity:

  1. Promote a culture of health eating
  2. Promote a culture of physical activity

Diabetes

  1. Promote and increase diabetes screening throughout the community
  2. Improve collaboration to expand health education and awareness

Mental Health

  1. Develop a framework to improve mental health for all populations
  2. Engage existing collaboratives to enhance and connect current and future strategies

Vaccine Preventable Disease

  1. Increase immunization rates
  2. Expand health education and awareness

Financial Stress/Homelessness

  1. Increase the availability of affordable housing
  2. Ensure people have access to safety net programs
  3. Increase the proportion of living wage jobs

Results (Work Products)

All community Members:

Have high-quality, longer lives--free of preventable disease, disability, injury and premature death.           

Indicators (How do we know we are achieving the results?)

Obesity:

  • By December 31, 2020, reduce the percentage of Olmsted County adults who are
    • Obese from 28.0% to 26.0%
    • Overweight from 64.0% to 60.0%
  • By December 31, 2020, reduce the percentage of Olmsted County adolescent who are
    • Obese from 7.4% to 7.0%

Diabetes

  • By 2020, percentage of adult DM from 7.6% to 7.0%
  • Diabetes screening and education in the community from TBD baseline to 2020 Target

 

Mental Health

By 2016, foundation established to develop a set of mental health strategies for Olmsted County

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

By December 31, 2020, reduce or maintain the number of reported vaccine preventable diseases

VPD

Baselin

(2011-2013 avg)

Target

(2018-2010 avg)

Measles 0 0
Meningococcal 1 0
Pertussis 99 89
Varicella 3 0

 

Financial Stress and Homelessness

By December 31, 2020, decrease the percentage of Olmsted County adults reporting living in financial stress from 26.0% to 20.0%

 

Status/News

December 12, 2016 openBEAM.net: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement 4Q2016 Status

Last Thursday's Community Health meeting revealed the latest status of Community Health progress and strategy.

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June 18, 2016 openBEAM.net: Results from the June 9 Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP) Prioritization Process and June 30 Public CHNA Community Prioritization Session

Thank you to those who participated in the June 9 prioritization process.  Attachment 1 are the results from this session.  The slide shows: a) the top 5 issues from the 12 organizations voting (left part of slide), b) the top issues voted by all the individuals attending the June 9 session (n=18) (top right), and c) suggested indicators to add to future CHNAs.  The results from this session will be combined with approximately 10 more prioritization sessions including a public session on June 30 (see below).

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RPS Led Projects

Closing Education Gaps

Develop Description

Need to close the disciplinary gap. Black and Hispanic students are referred to the office at a significantly higher rate when compared to white students and Asian students. Black and Hispanic students receive In-School-Suspensions at a significantly higher rate when compared to white students and Asian students. Black and Hispanic students receive Out-Of-School-Suspensions at a significantly higher rate when compared to white students and Asian students.

Strategies (How)

Per December 9, 2015 RPS District Discipline Data Presentation handed out in community meeting on 2016-01-07

Areas of focus:

  • RPS continued partnership with Great Lakes Equity Center
  • Distribution of Student Handbook
  • Training and discussion with students regarding Student Handbook
  • Community engagement sessions
    • Review student handbook
    • Generate ideas and suggestions and solicit input from our stakeholders
  • District-wide focus on identifying alternatives to suspensions
  • Continued enhancement and strengthening of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Developing individualized plans to ensure students are receiving the supports needed to promote their success
  • Relentless pursuit of eliminating the disportionalities
    • Ongoing staff development
      • Internal expertise
      • External expertise
  • Soliciting community supports
    • Wrap around services for our families
  • Identify areas of excellence within our district and find ways to replicate
    • Continued identification of and alignment of resources
  • Engage with Community Focus Team

Status/News

August 29, 2017 TBD: RPS Implementing PBIS

"The district is at various points of implementing PBIS at each school, but having more consistency will better allow the district to evaluate efforts, including its latest employee training in ENVoY, a nonverbal communication technique to influence students in the classroom."

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August 24, 2017 openBEAM.net: August 2017 Update of June 27 RPS Board Study of discipline data

August updating the 2017-06-27 RPS Board Study of discipline data with school breakdown. 

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August 21, 2017 RPS: US Department of Education, OCR Review of RPS Action Plan

June 19, 2017, Letter from US Department of Eduction, OCR Division to Superindtendent Muroz regarding its review of RPS's May 17, 2017 action plan submission.

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April 19, 2017 TBD: RPS School Board to enhance community improvement process

At 2017-04-19 RPS School Board Meeting the following decision was made to enhance the effectiveness of School Board's Community Engagement Committee and RPS's Community Focus Team: deploy a design team (steering committee) to co-facilitate going forward.

 

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May 12, 2016 openBEAM.net: RPS: Equity in Family Engagement Event Notes

Great RPS: Equity in Family Engagement Meeting. Following are some notes. 

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March 09, 2016 openBEAM.net: Consultant interim identification on barriers

Great Lakes Equity Center has identified 6 barriers for equity progress.

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January 28, 2016 openBEAM.net: Rochester Early Education Hub Business Plan Proposal to address Early Education

This pilot for Early Education being proposed by Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (MCLA) |   www.mcla.state.mn.us is an example of wrapping social services around the public schools to enhance learning environment.

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January 09, 2016 TBD: Questions on RPS's 2014 - 2015 Discipline Disparity Data

After attending the January 7 2016 RPS community meeting, I took the time to review the slide deck handed out by RPS at the meeting and found myself asking a number of questions. 

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January 05, 2016 openBEAM.net: An openBEAM 5+1 proposal to address school disciplinary dispairty

 

The Rochester Public School District is taking the first steps to address a disproportionate disciplinary rate for black and Hispanic students. A community engagement session to get input and solicit involvement from community members will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Riverside Elementary School. I believe that conversation is necessary but not sufficient. We need to follow up with actions. Here is a 5+1 action plan.

 

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K-12 Education

 

Available Description

Per RPS: "We are currently in the third stage of strategic planning. This stage develops a plan that addresses the action (the 'how') and measurements ('how well are we doing') to meet the strategic objectives. You are now invited to nominate yourself, or others, to be part of the third stage of strategic planning by serving on the Measurement Team or an Action Team."

Strategies (How)

Create a collaborative learning environment that uses best practices

Expand and enhance community partnerships

Inspire, challenge and empower current and future employees

Results (Work Products)

Results By 2017

  • All students will demonstrate and promote cultural understanding of self and others to become involved members of a global community.
  • All students will identify, develop and apply their personal talents to contribute positively to future generations.
  • All students will create and pursue their individual empower them to reach their full potential.

 

Indicators (How do we know we are achieving the results?)

Indicators

  1. Staff, students, and parents understand our strategic objectives and framework for assessing student development.
  2. Community partners recognize and support the value of our strategic objectives and framework for student development.
  3. Rubrics relevant to all student levels have been developed.
  4. A learning and phased process is used to refine how we gather evidence and assess student growth on the strategic objectives.

Status/News

November 18, 2015 Post Bulletin: Rochester School board adjusts 3-year plan

2015-11-19 PB reports the following:

Three Year Operational Plan

... Rochester Public Schools likely will look at developing a 'care team' model next school year that would connect families with community resources.  The goal of the program would be to break down problems that affect a child's academic performance. "The model is based on recruiting the 'navigator-type' person, who's aware of all the services that might be needed by a family," said Amy Eich, director of community education.

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November 14, 2015 openBEAM.net: Another opportunity for community groups and members to help the youth of the community ... but how?

healthwellnessyouth A couple of days ago, Post Bulletin reports that: "Rochester Public Schools is making changes required by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights after a five-year compliance review revealed that black students were being disproportionately disciplined."  

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Education Related Projects
Project Phase Definitions

The following defines the various project phases:

  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.

 

ConceptPlanDevelopmentAvailable

AVID: advancement via individual determination implementation in RPS

Impacting:

Led by : Rochester Public Schools
Description AVID is not just another program… at its heart, AVID is a philosophy Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Established more than 35 years ago with one teacher in one classroom, AVID today impacts nearly 1.5 million students in 46 states and 16 other countries/territories. View our AVID Snapshot.

City for Good Education: Pathway for parents to have more involvement with their children's education

Impacting: African American ; Native American ; Latino

Led by : CIty for Good
Description TBD

The Rochester Early Childhood Education Hub

Impacting:

Led by : Alliance of Chicanos, Hispanics and Latin American--Rochester
Description The Rochester Early Childhood Education Hub works to bridge at-risk children and families with existing educational service providers.

Cradle to Career

Impacting: Society ; Business Process ; Civic Engagement ; Governance/Public Policy

Led by : United Way of Olmsted County and Rotary Clubs of Rochester
Description It takes a village to raise a child. To achieve different results, we must work together differently than we have in the past and align our collective efforts from cradle to career.

Diversity Council Education Equity Plan

Impacting:

Led by : Diversity Council
Description Educational Equity exists when all individuals are fully prepared for the roles of their choice, regardless of personal or social circumstances. Educational Equity requires systems of support that result in full access to opportunities that lead to personal growth.

Rochester-Southeast Minnesota Campus for Single Mothers and their Children

Impacting:

Led by : Jeremiah Program
Description Jeremiah Program Rochester-Southeast Minnesota launched its campaign for a campus in Rochester to serve 40 single women with children from Southeast Minnesota, with the assistance of a gift from the Sisters of Saint Francis, Rochester, MN.

WSU Education Village

Impacting: Education ; Adult Education ; Higher-Education

Led by : WSU
Description Our bonding request is a bold, responsive plan to renovate three buildings and environs (Wabasha Hall, Wabasha Rec and the Cathedral School) into an Education Village of the future that will be designed with integrated, flexible, state-of-the-art learning and teaching spaces. Labs, classrooms, offices, meeting and community spaces will take a cohesive, sensible form and provide space for the extraordinary preparation of extraordinary teachers and school professionals.

World's Best Workforce

Impacting: Best Practice

Led by : Rochester Public Schools
Description School boards in each district across the state must establish an advisory committee that will: • Involve the community during plan development. • Include members that reflect the diversity of the district and its schools. • Make recommendations to the school board on rigorous academic standards and student achievement goals and measures.

Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

Impacting: African American ; Asian American and Pacific Islander ; Latino

Led by : Rochester Public Schools
Description Need to close the disciplinary gap. Black and Hispanic students are referred to the office at a significantly higher rate when compared to white students and Asian students. Black and Hispanic students receive In-School-Suspensions at a significantly higher rate when compared to white students and Asian students. Black and Hispanic students receive Out-Of-School-Suspensions at a significantly higher rate when compared to white students and Asian students.

Journey to Growth Early Childhood

Impacting:

Led by : Journey to Growth Partnership
Description Coordinate Enhancements of School Readiness and Early Childhood Programming

Community Beam to enable community collaboration

Impacting: Business Process ; Technology Enablement

Led by : openBEAM.net
Description Many best-practiced communities have implemented community web-based dashboards to provide a "read-out" of the health and wellness metrics of the community. DMCC's website is a push technology and not so much as social, collaborative virtual teaming site. Olmsted County, Mayo, OMG (and others) have just completed a community health study and published a report. We should go further and have a plan to be more agile and responsive in changing statistics by implementing a dashboard.

Exploring - Discovering Your Future

Impacting: Diversity and Inclusion ; Networking

Led by : Gamehaven Boy Scout Counci
Description Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Whether you’re a local organization looking to strengthen the community or a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.

Generation Next

Impacting: African American ; Asian American and Pacific Islander ; Education ; Native American ; Latino ; LGBT ; Adult Education

Led by : Generation Next
Description Our Vision Every child has the academic, social and emotional skills to thrive in a globally-fluent world. Our Approach A seamless alignment of family, community and schools to ensure every child thrives.

Global Technovation Challenge

Impacting: Women ; Computer Literacy

Led by : Rochester Area Math and Science Partnership
Description Technovation is a 3-month program where teams of young women work together to imagine, design, and develop mobile apps, then pitch their “startup” businesses to investors.

Journey to Growth Plan

Impacting: Education ; Adult Education ; Pre-school Education ; Business Process ; Civic Engagement ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Diversification ; STEM ; Vision/Identity ; Workforce Development

Led by : Journey to Growth Partnership
Description A strategy to address the challenges and opportunities necessary to grow the Rochester region's economy. Create a regional brand and communications platform Create Leadership Teams to oversee development of the Rochester Area's target business sectors Formalize a best-practice startup acceleration program at the May Clinic Business Accelerator Develop a comprehensive graduate-retention program Identify, enhance and promote capital-formation resources Conduct a regional workforce gap Form a coalition to create a regional talent retention and attraction campaign Pursue regional transit service for high-volume weekday commuting periods etc ...

Mayo Clinic Health Disparities Research

Impacting: Best Practice

Led by : Mayo Clinic
Description Health Disparities Research supports meaningful research to identify and address health disparities and to help ensure Mayo Clinic patients reflect the diversity of our communities.

Project Search

Impacting: Disable ; Education ; Adult Education ; Workforce Development

Led by : Mayo Clinic
Description Mayo Clinic in Rochester is celebrating its first anniversary with Project SEARCH. From the perspectives and experiences of many people, particularly the young adults who had the opportunity to work there as interns, this has been a very successful year – "I learned new skills and how to work as a team;" "motivated and succeeding and, for the first time, seeing something worth working hard at." As a result, the program will be expanded this next year.

Rochester Family Literacy

Impacting: Family ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion

Led by : Hawthorne Education Center
Description Rochester Family Literacy is: Parent Education Adult Education Early Childhood Education Parent & Child Time To enroll in Rochester Family Literacy, you will need to make an appointment for a home visit.At this appointment, you will fill out an application and possibly set up placement testing. After the home visit, we will contact you to let you know if you are eligible for this new program.

Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan

Impacting: African American ; Asian American and Pacific Islander ; Disable ; Education ; Native American ; Latino ; LGBT ; Women ; Adult Education ; Children & Youth

Led by : Rochester Public Schools
Description Per RPS: "We are currently in the third stage of strategic planning. This stage develops a plan that addresses the action (the 'how') and measurements ('how well are we doing') to meet the strategic objectives. You are now invited to nominate yourself, or others, to be part of the third stage of strategic planning by serving on the Measurement Team or an Action Team."

Sister Save Sister

Impacting: African American

Led by : John Marshall High School
Description The club provides an anchor and sense of belonging to a group of students who often felt adrift and disconnected from school. But the weekly meetings are only one element of the club, which tries to build a network of support and accountability around the students. The club has its own rules. To be in Sister Save Sister, each student must find a mentor among the JM staff. Students are to be accountable not only to themselves but to each other. If a sister goes astray, set her right. If a sister is roaming the hallway when she should be in class, tell her where she ought to be.

Student Leaders Creating Change (SLCC)

Impacting:

Led by : Diversity Council
Description Training SLCC provides students with 12 weeks of in-depth training. Defining bullying and cyberbullying Reporting bullying incidents Prevention & intervention Understanding biases, stereotypes, and prejudice Unconscious biases Mindsets Microaggressions Race and privilege Gender and sexual expression Interfaith conversations Mediation and conflict resolution Becoming changemakers Role playing: safe ways to intervene Restorative practices: healing the hurts

Success by 6

Impacting: Pre-school Education

Led by : TBD
Description TBD

Youth & Whole Families

Impacting: African American ; Asian American and Pacific Islander ; Disable ; Diversity Training ; Education ; Native American ; Latino ; LGBT ; Women ; Adult Education

Led by : Diversity Council
Description This initiative takes a comprehensive approach to anti-bias education by providing programming that addresses the needs of the entire school community: students, staff, and parents.

Youth Mediation in Rochester Public Schools

Impacting: Education ; Adult Education ; Best Practice ; Civic Engagement ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion

Led by : Mediation and Conflict Solutions (MCS)
Description A mediation program offered by Mediation and Conflict Solutions (MCS) for RPS students

 

Education Status

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University of Minnesota, Rochester Master Plan (October 01, 2017)

PB reports "The University of Minnesota Rochester is taking another step toward its future goal of building a 10-acre college campus at the edge of downtown."

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EquityLogic (Becoming the Solution) August Status (September 13, 2017)

Diversity Council is engaging with the following on EquityLogic opportunities.

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Youth & Whole Families August Status (September 13, 2017)

In discussions with a number of SE MN schools per August briefing.

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September, August , July , June & May News from Community Focus Team (September 11, 2017)

September, August, July, June and May, 2017 Community Focus Team news and meeting notes.

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MN Department of Education education data analysis (September 10, 2017)

Great opportunity to get connected with deeper data collection and analysis on education outcomes. 

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RPS Implementing PBIS (August 29, 2017)

"The district is at various points of implementing PBIS at each school, but having more consistency will better allow the district to evaluate efforts, including its latest employee training in ENVoY, a nonverbal communication technique to influence students in the classroom."

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Cradle to Career Second Newsletter (July 2017) (August 24, 2017)

Second newsletter:  "Organizations involved in planning have committed additional resources to bring StriveTogether back on August 31 to help us complete our recommendations for a shared backbone structure to sustain this work across the community over time."

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August 2017 Update of June 27 RPS Board Study of discipline data (August 24, 2017)

August updating the 2017-06-27 RPS Board Study of discipline data with school breakdown. 

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US Department of Education, OCR Review of RPS Action Plan (August 21, 2017)

June 19, 2017, Letter from US Department of Eduction, OCR Division to Superindtendent Muroz regarding its review of RPS's May 17, 2017 action plan submission.

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Generation Next (June 27, 2017)

Generation Next's Cradle to Career approach

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Cradle to Career Newsletter (June 12, 2017)

Welcome to the first Cradle to Career Newsletter Keeping you informed of the progress and status of our work. First a brief recap. The Cradle to Career Rotary committee convened in July,

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RPS School Board to enhance community improvement process (April 19, 2017)

At 2017-04-19 RPS School Board Meeting the following decision was made to enhance the effectiveness of School Board's Community Engagement Committee and RPS's Community Focus Team: deploy a design team (steering committee) to co-facilitate going forward.

 

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