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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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Good Question: Why Such A Large Achievement Gap In MN Classrooms?

ACT scores are out for Minnesota students and, overall, Minnesota ranks No. 1 in the country. But, a closer look at the numbers reveals a huge gap when it comes to race. Sixty-one percent of white students met college readiness standards compared to 16 percent of black students. That’s not the only test where Minnesotans fall behind.

08/21/2013

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New Way Of Grading Minnesota Schools

Minnesota now has a new way of grading its schools. It is one of two dozen states that have received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.

05/22/2012

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House Group Approves New Ways To License Teachers

Less than a week after U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan scolded Minnesota for not having more ways for talented people to become teachers, the state House committee approved a bill that would do just that.

01/27/2011

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Education Secretary: Minnesota Can Do Better

Minnesota can do more to shrink the achievement gap between its white students and poor, racial minorities, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said during a speech in Minneapolis on Friday.

01/21/2011

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Minn. House Takes Up Alternative Teacher Licensure

The Minnesota House Education Reform Committee takes up what promises to be one of the most contentious education issues of the session, licensing teachers outside the existing process.

01/13/2011

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Kline Pledges To Check Federal Role In Education

The smooth flight through Congress that President Barack Obama’s education plans enjoyed could soon crash into Republican Rep. John Kline, a deficit hawk and retired Marine pilot who once carried the nation’s nuclear launch codes for Ronald Reagan.

11/16/2010

Patrick and Jessica Jost navigated the National College Fair in October 2010. (credit: Minnesota Parent)

Minnesota Parent: College Bound

(Minnesota Parent) — They grow up so fast. We hear it when we are holding our newborns, and a passerby at the mall pauses to cluck, coo and gaze. We hear it again as we […]

11/04/2010

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