Good Question: What's The Cost Of Raising A U.S. Child?The Department of Agriculture releases a report every year estimating what it costs to raise one child from the ages of zero to 17. In 2014, the estimate came out to $245,340. So, where does that money go?
Lawsuit Accuses Mpls., St. Paul Schools Of Segregating StudentsA lawsuit has been filed against the state of Minnesota demanding desegregation at Minneapolis and St. Paul schools. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday morning in Hennepin County District Court, challenges what it calls unlawful and unconstitutional segregation in the Twin Cities.
Minnesotan To Meet: MPS Superintendent Michael GoarYou could say that interim Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Michael Goar was made for the role. He oversees roughly 100 schools within the district. That's what makes him this week's Minnesotan to Meet.
4 Things To Know: Students Feel Bored, Funeral For Fallen OfficerThese are the four stories from Friday, Oct. 23 you need to know about. They include a study about students' head space during class, and a big holiday shopping announcement from Best Buy.
Nonprofit Youth Frontiers Honors Educators With Free ConcertTeachers, mentors and educators of all kinds are invited to attend a free concert Sunday! Youth Frontiers is hosting a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
Fmr. Minn. Teacher Develops Board Game To Help Fight RacismAudrey Clausen left her job in the South Washington school district in 2013 to devote full time to her passion. She developed a simple board game with the goal of getting people of all ages to talk about race equality.
Nominations Begin For 2016 Teacher Of The Year AwardNominations are under way for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year for 2016. It's impossible to pick the best teacher in Minnesota, so the goal is to find someone who best represents all of the state's educators.
Volunteers Back In Class At Minneapolis SchoolsNow that students are back in class, so are a whole other group of folks: school volunteers.
Target Axes Program That Gave Millions To SchoolsBeginning next spring, Target will end a program that has given millions of dollars to schools across the U.S.
Iowa Board: Public School Choirs May Sing Religious MusicThe Iowa Board of Education has ruled that public school choirs may sing religious music. The board voted 5-3 on Thursday to reject a challenge filed by the parents of a girl who recently graduated from the New Hampton Community School District.
Dayton: Will Keep Seeking Money For Early EducationGov. Mark Dayton is putting lawmakers on notice: They'll have to pony up more for early education programs to unlock money for their priorities. Republican legislators have big plans for tax relief heading into the 2016 legislative session. But Dayton said Tuesday he won't sign a tax bill if the Legislature doesn't put up an "equitable" amount for early education.
Families Spending Less On Back-To-School ShoppingIt's the middle of July, but some families have already started their back-to-school shopping. Spending has grown 42 percent in the last decade. But this year, families plan to cut back.