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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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