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I worked at Minneapolis Schools
Pros – Great peer teachers, great pay, and good professional development.
MPS has an environment where I do believe there is opportunity to grow as a professional.
Every one does their best to teach students and to ignore the very many issues going on in the system.
Cons – The school I was at had extremely poor management, and lost teachers in the middle of the year due to this. It is the kids that lose.
Leaders are not taught how to be business minded, or how to facilitate or manage projects that lead to change.
I had to figure out who to contact to get passwords to access sites needed to find student data, prof. dev., etc. No one even told me so much as the 10 different sites I would need to access. I had to figure it out along the way. Just no direction, really. Everyone seemed in crisis mode.
Advice to Senior Management – Technology needs to be integrated. I thought the intranet would streamline this, but instead just added another layers of passwords.
Management needs to learn how to lead, manage, and evaluate staff.
Don't change initiatives so often.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-04-21 10:50 PDT
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