Hopkins, Minnetonka Schools Look Strong in School Accountability Results

Also: Help Tree Trust plant trees.

The Minnesota Department of Education had some good news for Hopkins and Minnetonka schools when it released its 2013 school accountability results Tuesday.

Both districts had schools recognized as “reward schools”—the top tier of schools in the state based on the “Multiple Measurements Rating” (MMR) results that the department released. The Multiple Measurements Rating system grades schools in four categories—proficiency, student growth, achievement gap closure and the graduation rate.

L.H. Tanglen Elementary in the Hopkins school district was among those honored as a reward school. In Minnetonka, Deephaven Elementary and Excelsior Elementary received the honor. Both the Minnetonka schools that were honored have been named reward schools all three years the state has had the MMR system.

Other news you should know about today:

  • Tree Trust Seeking Volunteers for Reforestation Projects: Tree Trust is looking for volunteers to help plant trees in community parks to replace those lost to a long winter, strong summer storms and an increase in invasive species. The Minnetonka event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at Gro Tonka Park (3123 Woodlawn Avenue). Volunteers will plant well-established six-to-ten-foot tall trees that have a greater chance to survive than seedlings. Tree Trust will provide all tools required. No experience is necessary. The organization will train volunteers on the proper way to plant a tree. Registration is required. Click here to register.



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