Department Of Education

Iowa's New Anti-Bullying Office Raises QuestionsGov. Terry Branstad's recent executive order to create an office for bullying prevention in Iowa schools bypasses years of failed legislative action, but it raises questions about how the small office will tackle major problems.
Pearson Settles With Education Department After Cyber AttacksAfter 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.
Comprehensive Assessment Testing Resumes FridayStudent testing in Minnesota is resuming after it was suspended over a hacking attempt.
Commissioner OKs 4-Day Week For 5 Minnesota School DistrictsSix 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.
Minnesota Suspends Online Proficiency Testing For StudentsThe Minnesota Department of Education is temporarily suspending online proficiency testing for students until technical problems are resolved.
Minnesota Company Picked For $103.7 Million Michigan Test DealMichigan 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.
Family Fights School District For Failure To Catch Up Sick Daughter 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.
Teachers Under Investigation For Allegedly Cheating On Important TestThe 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).
Some Lawmakers Want Minn. Agency For YoungstersWith added focus on the early childhood development, some Minnesota lawmakers think issues involved with that stage of life deserve its own state agency.
House Panel Forwards School Anti-Bullying BillA bill at the Capitol to strengthen state laws against bullying in schools has passed its first committee hurdle.
Rochester Mom Fights To Have Abusive School Employee FiredA 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.
NRA: ‘Put Armed Police Officers In Every Single School’The nation's largest gun-rights lobbying group responded for the first time Friday since the elementary school massacre in Connecticut a week ago.