Department Of Education
After 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.
Student testing in Minnesota is resuming after it was suspended over a hacking attempt.
Six Minnesota school districts will be allowed to continue a four-day school week next year. Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Casselius this week approved requests from five requests to continue a shortened week through the next school year.
The Minnesota Department of Education is temporarily suspending online proficiency testing for students until technical problems are resolved.
Michigan authorities have picked two companies for a three-year, $103.7 million contract to give standardized tests to public school students, the state Department of Education announced Thursday.
Hallie Jerve has fought health problems for years. And her parents say her school isn’t helping her keep up when she misses class — like the law says it should. Doctors delivered the diagnosis before Hallie celebrated her second birthday. “Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and it was stage four,” said Hallie’s mother, Melissa Jerve.
The Department of Education wants to know if middle school teachers were cheating on the state’s most important math test. The Prior Lake-Savage School District is investigating if some middle school teachers looked at scratch paper students used on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs).
With added focus on the early childhood development, some Minnesota lawmakers think issues involved with that stage of life deserve its own state agency.
A bill at the Capitol to strengthen state laws against bullying in schools has passed its first committee hurdle.
A Minnesota mother says a school aid went too far with her son, who has a severe case of autism and can’t speak. And she says there’s video to prove it.
The nation’s largest gun-rights lobbying group responded for the first time Friday since the elementary school massacre in Connecticut a week ago.
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.
Minnesota students showed some progress in reading on the state’s standardized tests and 11th graders did even better on the math portion, but over half still weren’t considered proficient, the Minnesota Department of Education reported Wednesday.
Representatives of the Minnesota Department of Education are set to present Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed education budget to the House Education Finance Committee.
The state’s largest school district, Anoka-Hennepin, is a step closer to joining the state’s alternative system for evaluating and paying teachers, called Q Comp.
Byron High School in southeastern Minnesota is celebrating winning a prestigious award for excellence from the U.S. Department of Education.
The Department of Education is sending letters to schools across the country saying they need to address anti-harassment rules or they could be in violation of civil rights statutes.