Bloomington Schools Gets $20K Grant To Support Homeless StudentsBloomington Public Schools has received a $20,000 grant to support services for homeless and mobile students in the district.
Good Question: How Much Do We Spend On Students?How much do we spend on students? And where does all that money go? Good Questions.
Minnesota AG Sues Florida Student Loan Forgiveness CompanyThe growing problem of student debt, coupled with a tight job picture, is giving rise to an industry aimed at helping customers deal with debt repayment. But it is also the reason the Minnesota Attorney General is suing a Florida company, claiming it is misleading customers into thinking it will eliminate their student debt.
Best Language Classes In MinnesotaLearn a language in many ways from total immersion to five minutes a month.
Cyber Attack Halts State Assessment Testing AgainIt was an all-too-familiar situation for the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday. The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education says science assessment testing was suspended due to a cyber attack.
Officials: MCA Testing Suspended Due To Cyber AttackIt wasn't just a computer glitch that caused the state to temporarily halt the annual school test known as the MCAs. It was a deliberate attack on the system.
Report: Minnesota Graduation Rate Highest In A DecadeNearly 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.
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.
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.
KDWB's Dave Ryan Under Fire For School-Slamming TweetsKDWB-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.
Free Summer Meals For School Kids In NeedWhen 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.
Education Dept. Anticipates First Big Budget Hike In A DecadeSchool 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.