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Report: Minnesota Graduation Rate Highest In A Decade

Nearly 80 percent of Minnesota’s high school seniors graduated last year, the highest number in the last 10 years. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Education. State education officials said Minnesota’s graduation rate went from 77.6 percent in 2012 to 79.5 percent last year.

02/19/2014

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For-Profit Colleges Under Fire: ‘They’re Selling A Dream’

The business practices at some for-profit schools are under the microscope in Minnesota and across the country. The Department of Education says there are pricey post-secondary schools that leave students with more debt than public colleges and less of a chance of graduating.

11/20/2013

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Minn. Students Gain In Science, Dip In Math Tests

Minnesota students saw a slight setback in standardized test scores in math in 2013, made small gains in science and struggled with a new reading test. The Department of Education is publicly releasing results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests on Tuesday.

08/27/2013

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KDWB’s Dave Ryan Under Fire For School-Slamming Tweets

KDWB-FM radio host Dave Ryan is feeling the heat of controversy after he poked fun at several Minnesota schools on Twitter. While the series of tweets had some people laughing, the Minnesota Department of Education was not amused.

07/31/2013

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Free Summer Meals For School Kids In Need

When school closes, many children find themselves dealing with a difficult problem — the loss of a nutritious meal each day. That’s because they may not be able to get one at home. That’s why there are programs like the Summer Food Service run by the Minnesota Department of Education.

06/10/2013

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Education Dept. Anticipates First Big Budget Hike In A Decade

School may be out for the summer, but educators and parents are already anxiously looking ahead to the next two years, now that legislators approved the first big spending spree on education in ten years. After a decade of cuts, it is more than just good news.

06/07/2013

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Online MCA Test Glitches Causing Headaches, Delay

Dozens of Minnesota school districts are in the midst of MCA standardized testing, one of the most stressful weeks of the year for students.

04/24/2013

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Abuse Report At Rochester HS May Not Have Followed Kyle’s Law

A family who has fought for years to protect vulnerable children says a story WCCO first shared this week means more needs to be done.

02/17/2013

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Best Resources For Homeschool Families In Minnesota

Parents and students who are homeschooled may be interested in the many resources available to help enhance the experience of learning from home. Here are a few of the best resources for homeschool families in Minnesota.

01/18/2013

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School Security Weighs Heavy On Parents’ Minds

The deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary has many parents thinking about the security measures at their child’s school.

12/17/2012

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Minnesota Math, Reading Scores Mostly Edge Upward

A nice report card was released for Minnesota students Wednesday — especially in math.

08/01/2012

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Report: Some MN High School Students Graduated Without Waiver

A new report claims thousands of new Minnesota high school graduates may not have necessarily earned their diplomas.

07/23/2012

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Tough Problem: How Best To Evaluate Teachers

When Todd Marder changed careers from swim coach to science teacher, he wasn’t ready for kindergarteners.

04/13/2012

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More Minn. High Schoolers Try For College Credit

A new study finds a surge in the number of Minnesota high school students who took classes worth college credit.

01/09/2012

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Minn. Holds First-Ever Indian Education Summit

The Minnesota Department of Education is holding a first-ever American Indian Education Summit aimed at reducing barriers facing the state’s Indian students.

01/09/2012

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Minn. Lawmaker Calls For Restrictions On Levy Votes

The chairman of the Minnesota House Education Finance Committee is proposing to restrict votes on school levies to even-numbered years, when history shows they are less likely to be approved.

11/02/2011

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Minn. Applies For Next Round Of Race To The Top

Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Education submitted its Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge application this week.

10/19/2011

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Reality Check: Minnesota Schools Starting Early

For years, Minnesota had a law preventing schools from opening before Labor Day. But now Minnesota schools can apply to the state for permission to open early. And many are doing it.

08/29/2011

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Minnesota Students Make Small Gains On GRAD Test

Minnesota students made slight progress this year on standardized tests that determine if they’re meeting state requirements to graduate from high school, but fewer than half of the state’s 11th graders were considered proficient in math, according to test results released Tuesday.

05/24/2011

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Minn. Ed. Dept. To Release Test Scores

The Minnesota Department of Education is set to release a new round of school test scores which will show how many students are meeting the state’s high school graduation requirements.

05/22/2011

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Good Question: Who Writes The Questions For MCA Tests?

In Miss Plana’s third grade class at Brimhall Elementary School, students just took their very first official state standardized reading test. It won’t be their last.

04/13/2011

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Best Tips For Special Needs Families In The Twin Cities

Having a child is a significant undertaking, and that can be doubly true for parents of children with special needs. Whether it is education, family strategies, health care or conditions in the home, everything is different. There isn’t an instruction manual. Here are some resources from people who’ve helped other families overcome those challenges.

CBS Minnesota–11/05/2010

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