Minnesota has won another year’s break from having to abide by proficiency goals and sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education renewed waivers Thursday for Minnesota and four other states that have implemented alternative achievement and improvement plans in place of a one-size-fits-all federal standard.
Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.
To say something is seriously wrong with the cost of college – and mountain of debt piling atop the backs of America’s young people – is to state the obvious. Andrew Ross, the director of Ivory Tower, understands this. Instead of just saying “Guys, we’re in a hell of a pickle here,” his documentary gives us a road map as to how we got to this place and tries to decipher, through the fog of unrest and a forest of blinking technological light bulbs, what our possible options are to move forward. Don’t get me wrong, though: Ross doesn’t hint at a savior. The reason, after all, this is such a big mess is that no one has the knowledge, or will, to fix it. Still, it’s a given things are bound to change pretty soon. Everyone, it seems, agrees on that.
The University of Minnesota is getting about $103,000 in federal money to help educate farmers and ranchers about the new farm bill.
Ironically, an Edina teenager who made it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals got tripped up by a word meaning “personification of the ultimate fate that gods must yield to.”
Count on singing and dancing, maybe even a few magic tricks, when the curtain goes up Tuesday on the very first White House talent show. Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities are the hosts for the show, featuring acts by students from poor-performing schools that participate in the committee’s Turnaround Arts program.
The Janesville School District superintendent has issued a public apology for the showing of a video she describes as pro-gay marriage. The Wisconsin State Journal reports in April, Craig High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance showed “Kids React to Gay Marriage.”
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The University of North Dakota is taking heat over shirts students choose to wear over the weekend which some are calling flat-out racist. A group of students photographed themselves wearing the shirts and posted them online.
For some, like our Excellent Educator pick from just last week, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. Others hear the call a little bit later. This week’s honoree took some time to explore the world before deciding to mold young minds.
Hundreds of thousands of kids in St. Paul will soon be getting a better education. It’s not because their teachers are doing anything different. It’s because they’ll be able to see the board and their books better.
Thomas Rademacher, the 32-year-old English teacher from the FAIR school, was named the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year on Sunday.
Rademacher teaches English at the FAIR school in downtown Minneapolis. He is the first winner from the West Metro Education Program district, a voluntary partnership of 11 school districts.
A new survey ranks Minneapolis-St. Paul near the top of the list of the nation’s most populous metro areas for college degree attainment among young adults. The only metropolitan areas that ranked higher were Washington, Boston, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. A true excellent educator is passionate about helping their students’ successes, no matter what the challenge.
A tentative agreement has been reached that should prevent the possibility for teachers to go on strike in one of Minnesota’s largest school districts. On Tuesday, the Anoka-Hennepin School District’s director of communications said that the school board reached an agreement with the union representing the teachers.