'The Situation Is Dire': Minn. Lawmakers Call For Action In Puerto RicoMillions of people on the island are still without power, water or food nearly two weeks after the storm hit.
Teacher Certification Bill Earns Broad Support In Minn. LegislatureAdvocates say streamlined licensing would make it easier to fill math and science roles, and recruit teachers of color and out-of-state teachers.
House GOP Finalizes Bid In Education Funding DebateAt a rally outside the capitol Saturday, activists say with a $2 billion surplus, now is the time to invest in education. Republicans want to use the surplus to lower taxes.
Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP's Education PlansA retired English teacher will help set Republicans' agenda for making changes to the state's schools. Rep. Sondra Erickson, a Princeton Republican who retired from teaching in 2000, said school districts have been dizzied by new rules and policies after three elections that shifted control of state government.
Committee Examines Minn. Desegregation MoneyState Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is introducing 12-member committee charged with evaluating the use of state funds to integrate K-12 schools.

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