Minneapolis Public Schools has rolled out a new achievement program that will specifically address the needs of the largest demographic group within the district — black males.
With school starting in less than two weeks, parents are urged to make sure their children’s vaccines are updated. For the first time in Minnesota, vaccines are required against Hepatitis A and B for kids entering early-education programs.
St. Paul Public Schools is considering a later start time for high school and middle school students. “Studies have been shown that they have different sleep patterns than smaller children and adults and they are better performers later on in the day,” Creative Arts High School teacher Lora Healam said.
Minnesota has won another year’s break from having to abide by proficiency goals and sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education renewed waivers Thursday for Minnesota and four other states that have implemented alternative achievement and improvement plans in place of a one-size-fits-all federal standard.
School starts in less than a month for most kids, but school shopping has been in full swing for weeks. The back-to-school section has been set up for weeks at the Walmart in Andover, Minn. and store manager Todd VanStraten says two big trends have emerged.
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Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.
Three more people have been charged in connection with what investigators are calling a 17-year-old Waseca boy’s plot to kill his family and stage a Columbine-like attack on his school. According to the Waseca Police Department, two 17-year-old males and a 40-year-old man all face criminal charges.
A 17-year-old Waseca boy is back in court Wednesday, addressing charges that he plotted to kill his family and then stage a Columbine-like attack on his school.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that some kids are more likely to gain weight in the summertime.
Gov. Mark Dayton says it is time to make sure no child in Minnesota goes hungry at school. This comes almost six months after a report revealed 46 Minnesota school districts had policies denying some children lunch, if they couldn’t pay for it.
Students are back in a southeastern Minnesota school after authorities last week foiled a teenager’s suspected plot to attack the school. Counselors were on hand Monday as students returned to the Waseca junior and senior high school building that was the target of the alleged plot. Superintendent Tom Lee says the school is “just trying to get back to normal as quickly as we can.”
School districts around the state are starting to make up days cancelled due to the extreme cold. In some cases, school was closed as many as six days this winter because of the sub-zero temperatures.