MPS Board Meets To Pick Superintendent CandidateThe Minneapolis Public School Board will meet Tuesday evening to pick its preferred superintendent candidate. The two finalists are Brenda Cassellius and Ed Graff.
Excellent Educator: Bel Air Elementary's Debbie RaymondAfter years of serving her students in the classroom, this week's Excellent Educator decided she also wanted to help them in the computer lab.
Excellent Educator: St. Paul Music Academy's Sasha Odermann-KarrSasha Odermann-Karr makes sure her students are ready to learn by first making sure they have the basic necessities, like a coat, shoes and school supplies.
$50M Divide In State Senate, House Education ProposalsLawmakers in the state Senate and House are putting the finishing touches on their school spending packages, queuing up a lengthy debate over the cost and just where that money should come from. Education is one of the few issues so far where lawmakers have shown signs of agreement.
UW System Releases Summary Of Funding CutsSummaries outlining the impact of state funding cuts to higher education say University of Wisconsin System campuses have laid off employees, consolidated administration, reduced advising services and cut course offerings over the past year.
The Push For Funding For More School CounselorsLawmakers are trying to get money for more counselors and support staff — but it's going to take some serious political will to make any headway this year while more pressing legislative issues loom large.
Minnesotans Can Take Free GED Testing Until July, Dayton SaysMinnesota residents without a high school diploma are now able to take the GED test for free for the next several months.
UW Regents To Vote On Tuition Increase For NonresidentsA University of Wisconsin System regents committee is set to vote on a plan to raise nonresident and graduate tuition at five campuses.
St. Paul Principal: Students In Crisis, Teachers Sometimes OverwhelmedWe're getting a look inside a St. Paul high school that's been making headlines for disruptive student behavior.
Senate Dems Push School Counselor Funding ProposalSenate Democrats are pushing to get more counselors in Minnesota schools.
Excelsior Principal Sleeps On Roof After Students Reach Reading GoalsStudents at Minnewashta Elementary School in Excelsior spent a lot of time last month with their noses in books. Principal Cindy Andress challenged them to read 500,000 minutes in February. She told the kids if they met their goal, she would sleep on the school's roof.
Dayton's Budget Proposes Less For Early EducationGov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday unveiled a new proposal for a statewide preschool system in Minnesota, but on a much smaller scale than the plan that failed last year.

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