Good Question: What Is School Choice?There have been huge fights over the nomination Betsy DeVos, some of which have been centered on the idea of school choice.
Donors Erase Student Lunch Debts In Mpls., Across U.S.Ashley C. Ford felt driven to act by a sad fact of life in the nation's school cafeterias: Kids with unpaid lunch accounts are often embarrassed with a substitute meal of a cold cheese sandwich and a carton of milk.
Minnesota Schools Earn C+ On National Quality Report CardMinnesota schools score just above average when compared to those of other states, according to a newly-released Quality Counts report card.
99 Wisconsin Schools Get Failing GradesFive school districts and 99 schools in Wisconsin have been slapped with failing grades, according to report cards released by the state Department of Public Instruction.
Feds Tap New Director For Indian Education AgencyFederal officials named a new director Wednesday to head a troubled agency that funds and manages scores of schools for Native American students and has been beset by scandal, funding shortfalls and safety hazards at the facilities.
Excellent Educator: Hopkins High School's Tim OwenTim Owen may teach his students how to speak the Spanish language at Hopkins High School, but his goal is to connect them to the people.
SPPS Approves Silva's Departure, Introduces Interim SuperitendentThe St. Paul School Board is expected to introduce the interim superintendent Wednesday morning. On Tuesday night, the Board decided to fire the current superintendent, Valeria Silva. Prior to her complete departure, she will become an advisor for 15 months.
Students Arrested While Protesting 'U' Tuition HikeUniversity of Minnesota officials are considering a 7.5 percent increase for nonresident students instead of a nearly 10 percent increase. The university's board of regents approved a 2.5-percent tuition increase next year for in-state students.
North Mpls. School Sees Success With Diverse Staff, STEAM StructureFranklin students can now focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math courses -- something parents say has made a difference for their children.
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.

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