The Minnesota Department of Education is among the first group of states to apply for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law.
State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is introducing 12-member committee charged with evaluating the use of state funds to integrate K-12 schools.
Minnesota will resubmit its bid to get out of some federal No Child Left Behind requirements after President Barack Obama outlined a plan Friday to grant states waivers from the Bush-era education policy.
Tens of thousands of Minnesota children are going back to school this week and state Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius has a few tips for making it a successful year.
More Minnesota schools may get a pass on some mandates of the No Child Left Behind law.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a law that creates a path into the teaching profession for nontraditional teachers and midcareer professionals.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton called Friday for more state spending on schools, changes in high-stakes testing, expanded all-day kindergarten and an added emphasis on literacy as part of a long-on-goals, light-on-details education plan.
Minnesota’s new education commissioner brings an unusually personal insight into students on the wrong side of the state’s persistent racial academic achievement gap.