12-Year-Old Pushes Lawmakers To Pass Legal Protections For Foster Care ChildrenA 12-year old Minnesota girl won a long fight Thursday to get legal rights for foster children like her.
With 'Promise Zone' Designation, Another Push For Universal Pre-KU.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Minnesota on Tuesday and called the state a model for others. He announced that the White House has named Minneapolis a "Promise Zone." That means the city can get a leg up on the competition when applying for federal grants that create jobs and help close the achievement gap.
Tougher Child Protection Law Sails Through HouseMinnesota House lawmakers have voted unanimously to strengthen the state's child-protection system.
Lawmakers Criticize Minn. Child Protection SystemMinnesota lawmakers are outlining their proposals to change the state's child protection system. Four legislators were rolling out a plan Wednesday. They serve on a task force Gov. Mark Dayton created after media reports of bureaucratic faults in the death of a 4-year-old boy.
Minn. House Passes Anti-Bullying BillThe Minnesota House has passed a bill requiring all public school districts to create policies aimed at reducing bullying. The bill passed Monday by a vote of 72-57. It was introduced after a rash of high-profile bullying incidents in school districts across the state.