WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Kindergarten

(credit: CBS)

Free, All-Day Kindergarten Starts In Minn.

For the first time in Minnesota, free all-day kindergarten is available to students across the state. Gov. Mark Dayton welcomed students at Garden City Elementary in Brooklyn Center Tuesday morning on their first day of school.

6 hours ago

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Back To School For Most Minnesota Students

Hundreds of thousands of kids are waking up a little earlier this Tuesday, and so are their excited parents. The day after Labor Day means it’s time to head back to school for most Minnesota students.

17 hours ago

(credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Sentenced For Bringing Loaded Gun To Mpls School

A 59-year-old woman who worked as an assistant in a city kindergarten classroom was sentenced last week to serve five days of community service, a year of probation and to pay a $200 fine for bringing a loaded Ruger .357 to school.

06/03/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 5/3

We’ve got all the high school sports action — and much more — right here.

05/03/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minn. Budget Pieces Come Together At Capitol

Minnesota’s two-year budget puzzle is starting to come together as the state Senate takes up the two biggest pieces of state spending.

04/25/2013

(credit: CBS)

Minnesota House Passes Education Budget

Every school district in Minnesota would get state funding for all-day kindergarten under an education finance bill that was approved late Tuesday by the state House.

04/23/2013

(credit: CBS)

Push For All-Day Kindergarten Met With Questions

Top Democratic lawmakers launched a statewide effort Monday to authorize all-day kindergarten in Minnesota.

03/25/2013

(credit: CBS)

Parents Angry Over Mpls. School Board Cutting All-Day Kindergarten

A group of parents let the Minneapolis School Board have it on Friday. They are not happy about plans to do away with all-day kindergarten at Kenny Elementary School, as many of the district’s schools will be losing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

03/15/2013

(credit: CBS)

Good Question: Is All-Day Kindergarten Worth It?

Unlike 29 other states, Minnesota only funds half-day kindergarten. Gov. Mark Dayton proposed changing that Tuesday in his new budget. He proposed giving schools $910 for each student attending a free all-day kindergarten program.

01/22/2013

Photo Credit: ThinkStock

Minimum Wage Hike, All-Day Kindergarten Among 1st Minn. Bills

Among the priority bills in the Democratic-controlled Legislature is a proposal to raise the floor wage to $7.50 for most workers at the bottom rung beginning in August.

01/10/2013

(credit: CBS)

Spike In Kindergarten Students Hits Mpls. Schools

It’s a big day for a few thousand 5- and 6-year-olds in Minneapolis. Today is the first day of school for kindergarteners. All of the other students in the district started earlier this week.

08/29/2012

(credit: CBS)

Kindergarten Lessons All Taught In Chinese

In many ways, a kindergarten class at Benjamin Mays Magnet Elementary in St. Paul is like any other; they sing songs, learn numbers, and tell stories. The big difference is that the students are learning everything in Mandarin Chinese.

10/10/2011

9/7/10 Michele Tafoya with Ashlesha Datar

Tuesday afternoon, Michele spoke with Ashlesha Datar of the Rand Corporation about “redshirting” (waiting til 6 years old) Kindergartners… is it a good or bad idea? Take a listen…

09/07/2010

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 8/28/10

While many parents are willing to put their children in school when they’re eligible, some parents prefer to let their kids “redshirt” before sending them into Kindergarten.  One such parent is Todd Nettleton.  He tells […]

08/29/2010

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,826 other followers