The news story provoked national outrage as school children in Utah had their lunches tossed in the garbage because they didn’t have enough money to pay for them. But it turns out something similar is happening in Minnesota, as well.
The extremely cold weather means more days off for students, and more headaches for parents and schools. Tuesday marks the fifth time many schools have closed this month, including a rare, statewide shutdown by Governor Mark Dayton. For Marisa Lee’s children, Iris and William, it’s starting to feel like these cold, school-free days are becoming the norm. “They are really excited, of course. They’re loving all the days off,” Lee said.
Frigid arctic air and brutal wind chills forecasted for Thursday have forced public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul to cancel classes.
Most Minnesota schools closed for the second straight day Tuesday as dangerous arctic air maintained its icy grip on the state, but not in Moorhead, where district officials took advantage of the first glimmers of relief.
Will the school year be lengthened due to days off for school kids? Click the link to listen to the conversation from today.
Minnesota’s largest school districts aren’t taking any chances with this bone-chilling cold. Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Public Schools will all be closed again Tuesday. The superintendents say it’s just too cold for students to wait for buses or walk to school.
Governor Mark Dayton closed every Minnesota school Monday because of the weather, but he’s allowing school districts to make their own decisions on Tuesday. State officials say the governor called off schools because the dangerous cold came while districts were not completely prepared after coming off of a two-week holiday. Many local districts are opting to close for a second day, including Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
With no school again Monday and Tuesday in Minnesota, winter break just got a little longer. That little bit of panic set in for working parents: What to do with your kids?
Some Minnesota school districts say they are at a disadvantage in paying for basic maintenance because the state allows only a small number of districts to raise taxes without voter approval. A special committee will make recommendations to the Legislature in February on how and whether the system should be changed.
Police are investigating whether a Fargo-Moorhead TV journalist broke any laws while reporting a story aimed at revealing holes in security at area elementary schools. Valley News Live reporter Mellaney Moore on Wednesday walked around three schools without permission.
Minnesota teachers have a new resource for planning, planting and harvesting gardens with their students. The colorful 268-page guide features 31 K-12 lessons linked to the state’s academic standards in science, social studies, language arts, health and math.
Sam Thomas suffered from crippling panic attacks. The attacks were so severe that Thomas would miss weeks of school at a time. Big groups terrified him. And the more school he missed, the worse the attacks got when another school day approached, creating a cycle that only got worse.
PLYMOUTH, Minn. (WCCO) – This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Remember that teacher you […]
The season of giving is upon us, and some Lakeville schools recently got a lesson in giving back. On Monday, schools across the district received an anonymous gift in the mail: a $100 Cub Foods gift card. The only instruction was to forward it to a family in need.
Opportunities to get children excited about two of the big subjects in school don’t come around every day. That’s why you may want to take them to the University of Minnesota this Saturday for the U’s Math and Science Family Fun Fair.
17 metro districts went to the voters for help yesterday.
Minnesota and its main student testing contractor are parting ways after a rocky run. Documents made public late Wednesday reveal that Washington, D.C.-based testing company American Institutes for Research has decided against seeking renewal of its $61 million contract with the state Department of Education.
Minnesota schools are receiving catch-up payments from the state, which had been partially delaying allowances to ease prior budget shortfalls. A memo from the Minnesota Management and Budget agency says schools are back on their regular payment schedules as of Tuesday.
About $636 million in back pay from state government is coming to Minnesota public schools.
Minnesota schools will learn Monday how much the state will pay them to settle up on some big IOUs. Lawmakers temporarily shaved more than $2 billion in payments to schools in recent years to patch holes in state government’s budget.
Next month, a school district here in Minnesota will be honored in Washington D.C. for its unique approach to education. Orono’s school district is one of three in the country to be named one of the National Schools of Character. It’s the first public school district in Minnesota to get the award. The character-focused education program was implemented several years ago. Since then, school leaders have seen the number of referrals, detentions and suspensions drop by two-thirds.
The state of Minnesota is ready to make good on some of its IOUs to public schools. Minnesota budget officials were revealing Monday how much back-pay schools would be coming their way.
Bullying is becoming an increasingly high-profile problem in schools across our state and the country. A new study suggests the effects of name calling aren’t just emotional but physical, as well.
It’s the first day back at school for many children, and that means they’re out of parents’ sight for lunchtime. Whether you pack a lunch or do hot lunch, it can be tricky to make sure you child is eating properly at school.
Most Minnesota schools will welcome students back on Tuesday, and keeping kids safe while they’re there is a top priority. After a gunman stormed an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people, some Minnesota schools made changes. This fall, at least five school districts in our state will vote on safety referendums.