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ACT Testing To Be Given To All Minn. High School JuniorsA big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That's because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.
Study: 1 In 5 Minneapolis, St. Paul Students Opt For Charter SchoolsFor the first time ever, one-in-five students in the school districts of Minneapolis and St. Paul attend public charter schools, according to a new study. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual market share report findings on Wednesday, indicating that Minneapolis-St. Paul had surpassed 20 percent charter school attendance.
Edina Approves Early Start To School YearThe Edina School Board has voted unanimously in support of an early start in 2014-2015 school year, which would begin the week before Labor Day.
Research Documents Charter Schools' GrowthA new analysis of Minnesota school data finds charter enrollment nearly quadrupled in the past decade.
New Way Of Grading Minnesota Schools Minnesota now has a new way of grading its schools. It is one of two dozen states that have received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Taking Summer Off Could Put Children Behind In SchoolEducation experts warn research is overwhelming that children can lose an enormous amount of knowledge over the summer.
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