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MN Students’ Proficiency Holds Steady, Slightly Up

Minnesota students’ performance on standardized proficiency tests held steady or slightly improved this year. The tests measure students’ ability to meet reading, math and science benchmarks.

08/26/2014

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Gov. Dayton Vows To Ensure No Child Goes Hungry At School

Gov. Mark Dayton says it is time to make sure no child in Minnesota goes hungry at school. This comes almost six months after a report revealed 46 Minnesota school districts had policies denying some children lunch, if they couldn’t pay for it.

06/04/2014

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Cassellius Visits Mankato Early Learning Program

Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is in Mankato, for an informal roundtable discussion about early education. Cassellius is also touring an early learning program in Mankato on Wednesday morning.

05/28/2014

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Report: Minnesota Graduation Rate Highest In A Decade

Nearly 80 percent of Minnesota’s high school seniors graduated last year, the highest number in the last 10 years. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Education. State education officials said Minnesota’s graduation rate went from 77.6 percent in 2012 to 79.5 percent last year.

02/19/2014

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Dayton: Districts Decide If Schools Close Tuesday

Governor Mark Dayton closed every Minnesota school Monday because of the weather, but he’s allowing school districts to make their own decisions on Tuesday. State officials say the governor called off schools because the dangerous cold came while districts were not completely prepared after coming off of a two-week holiday. Many local districts are opting to close for a second day, including Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul.

01/06/2014

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School Closures For Tuesday Up To Minn. Districts

Minnesota school districts will make their own calls about whether to resume classes Tuesday or keep buildings closed another day.

01/06/2014

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Why Are Minn. 4th Graders Testing Well In Math? They’re Confident

When it comes to math, Minnesota students aren’t just making the grade. Our fourth graders are now actually among the top scorers in the country.

11/07/2013

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Dayton Hails Black Student Progress On Math Tests

Fourth-grade students in Minnesota scored at the top nationally in math and above the national average in reading, according to national test results released Thursday.

11/07/2013

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KDWB’s Dave Ryan Under Fire For School-Slamming Tweets

KDWB-FM radio host Dave Ryan is feeling the heat of controversy after he poked fun at several Minnesota schools on Twitter. While the series of tweets had some people laughing, the Minnesota Department of Education was not amused.

07/31/2013

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Education Dept. Anticipates First Big Budget Hike In A Decade

School may be out for the summer, but educators and parents are already anxiously looking ahead to the next two years, now that legislators approved the first big spending spree on education in ten years. After a decade of cuts, it is more than just good news.

06/07/2013

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Want Your School At ‘We Day’? Get Involved Now

If you would like your school to get involved in We Day, now is the time. We Day Minnesota will bring together 18,000 young people and some big-name celebrities in October to celebrate the power to create a positive change locally and globally.

05/13/2013

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Senate Confirms 5 More Commissioners

The state Senate on Thursday confirmed five more members of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet, but not without a brief fight from Republicans.

02/07/2013

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New Figures Offer Hope Of Closing Achievement Gap

A new system for measuring Minnesota schools is offering hope of closing the achievement gap. After getting a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, Minnesota established its own system for rating schools.

08/30/2012

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Cassellius Talks Federal Waiver Request In Mankato

State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is going to Mankato to discuss the state’s request for a federal waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

01/04/2012

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Education Comm. Discusses ‘No Child’ Waiver Request

State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is going to Rochester to discuss the state’s request for the waiver to sections of the federal No Child Left Behind law in the first stop in a statewide tour.

12/07/2011

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