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Education Score Card

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General
Education Gaps
OCR Findings (Rochester)
RPS Score Card

Data courtesy of MN Compass and MN Education Report Card

3rd Grade Reading By Region (2017)

3rd Grade Reading By Region (2017)

3rd Grade Reading By Region Trend

3rd Grade Reading By Region Trend

8th Grade Math By Region

8th Grade Math By Region

8th Grade Achieving Math Std

8th Grade Achieving Math Std

High School Graduation

High School Graduation

RPS HS Graduation 2017

RPS HS Graduation 2017

RPS HS Graduation Trend

RPS HS Graduation Trend

SE HS 2017 Grad in 4 Yrs

SE HS 2017 Grad in 4 Yrs

General Education: Data courtesy MN Compass and MN Education Report Card

3rd Grade Reading By Ethnic Group

3rd Grade Reading By Ethnic Group

8th Grade Math By Race/Ethnic Group

8th Grade Math By Race/Ethnic Group

High School Graduation by Race

High School Graduation by Race

RPS 2017 HS Graduation Disparity

RPS 2017 HS Graduation Disparity

Ref. Links: Office of Civil Rights PDF Version of 2011 OCR Report 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

Status/News

September 19, 2018 CNG: Cradle to Career September Announcements - CAN recruitment and Julie Block Named ED

Cradle to Career is recruiting for Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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February 22, 2018 openBeam.net: Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting

At the February 22 meeting, the following information was shared. 

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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

Status/News

June 22, 2018 openBeam.net: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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June 18, 2018 CNG: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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May 10, 2018 openBeam.net: Community Health Collaboration Conversation: Public Health, the Y and Diversity Council

Al Lun, openBeam, facilitated a 2018-05-8 meeting with Josh May, the Y; Dee Sabol, Diversity Council and Meaghan Sheridan, Olmsted Public Health to introduce each organization's community health related activities.

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March 12, 2018 openBEAM.net: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement 1Q 2018 and 3Q 2017 Status

March 2018 Status; September News 2017 (Including September meeting agenda and June meeting minutes).

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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

Status/News

July 30, 2018 openBeam: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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June 19, 2018 RPS: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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September 11, 2017 openBEAM.net: September, August , July , June & May News from Community Focus Team

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

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August 29, 2017 openBeam.net: 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 2016-2017 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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K-12 Education

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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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: Education ; Adult Education ; Children & Youth

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

Identification and intervention for adverse childhood experiences in our local community - A Study

Impacting: Chronic Illness

Led by : Olmsted County Public Health Services
Description To develop local ACEs screening and intervention programs for children and evaluate the impact of these new intervention programs on the mental health and developmental trajectory in children.

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 Every child and young adult succeeds cradle to career, through shared purpose, alignment and accountability among community partners This is the purpose of the Cradle to Career initiative in Rochester, Minnesota. Education is a powerful strategy to improve educational outcomes resulting in healthy individuals, families and community who have economic stability with productive careers and contribute positively to a civic and equitable society.

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: Family ; Housing: Affordable Rate

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 ; Civic Engagement

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

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 ...

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.

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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Cradle to Career September Announcements - CAN recruitment and Julie Block Named ED (September 19, 2018)

Cradle to Career is recruiting for Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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Diversity Council newsmaker (September 18, 2018)

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts (September 16, 2018)

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) (July 30, 2018)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information (June 19, 2018)

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program (June 01, 2018)

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community (May 24, 2018)

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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2018 Community Focus Team Meetings (April 08, 2018)

March Community Focus Team (CFT) meeting notes.

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Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting (February 22, 2018)

At the February 22 meeting, the following information was shared. 

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Winona State Rochester: Business, Leadership, and Education (January 12, 2018)

Winona State University – Rochester (WSU-R) and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business, Leadership, and Education Open House Jan. 18, 2018

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World's Best Workforce Plan goals not met (November 27, 2017)

Slow progress. 5 Goals not met:  All children are ready for kindergarten, Third-grade literacy, Close all academic achievement gaps, Have all high school graduates career and college ready, Graduate all students from HS

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