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Committee Examines Minn. Desegregation Money

State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is introducing 12-member committee charged with evaluating the use of state funds to integrate K-12 schools.

11/09/2011

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Minn. To Aim For Waiver To No Child Left Behind

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.

09/23/2011

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Minn. Classes Resume With Tips From Schools Chief

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.

09/05/2011

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Minn. May Seek No Child Left Behind Waivers

More Minnesota schools may get a pass on some mandates of the No Child Left Behind law.

06/13/2011

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Dayton Signs Minn. Teacher License Bill Into Law

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a law that creates a path into the teaching profession for nontraditional teachers and midcareer professionals.

03/07/2011

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Dayton Says He Plans To Increase School Funding

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.

02/04/2011

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New Minn. Education Commissioner Knows Struggle

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.

01/10/2011

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