Brenda Cassellius

Lawsuit Accuses Mpls., St. Paul Schools Of Segregating StudentsA lawsuit has been filed against the state of Minnesota demanding desegregation at Minneapolis and St. Paul schools. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday morning in Hennepin County District Court, challenges what it calls unlawful and unconstitutional segregation in the Twin Cities.
Pearson Settles With Education Department After Cyber AttacksAfter cyber attacks halted testing in Minnesota schools this spring, the state's testing contractor, Pearson, has reached a settlement with the Department of Education worth more than $5 million.
Cyber Attack Halts State Assessment Testing AgainIt was an all-too-familiar situation for the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday. The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education says science assessment testing was suspended due to a cyber attack.
Minnesota Suspends Online Proficiency Testing For StudentsThe Minnesota Department of Education is temporarily suspending online proficiency testing for students until technical problems are resolved.
Near-Universal Enrollment In All-Day KindergartenMore than 57,000 Minnesota children have enrolled in all-day kindergarten in its first year.
As Minn. H.S. Graduation Rates Climb, Concerns RemainFresh numbers from the Minnesota Department of Education show an increase in students graduating high school on time.
Racial Discipline Gap Narrows In Minnesota SchoolsThe gap is narrowing between white students and students of color when it comes to discipline in Minnesota schools.
MN Students' Proficiency Holds Steady, Slightly UpMinnesota 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.
Gov. Dayton Vows To Ensure No Child Goes Hungry At SchoolGov. 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.
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.
Report: Minnesota Graduation Rate Highest In A DecadeNearly 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.
Dayton: Districts Decide If Schools Close TuesdayGovernor 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.
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