Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to wait rather than take action to quickly deliver $800 million in back pay to Minnesota schools.
The administration of Gov. Mark Dayton is vowing to shrink the number of Minnesota students who don’t graduate from high school.
We are in the age of the two-hour snow delay. Almost every time it snows, there’s a long list of school with a late start time. Rarely do we see districts canceling classes.
A bill at the Capitol to strengthen state laws against bullying in schools has passed its first committee hurdle.
One small-town Minnesota school district is taking a unique approach to keeping students safe: The police are moving in.
Education Minnesota, the Association of School Administrators and the Minnesota School Boards Association joined forces Monday to ask lawmakers for more than $1 billion dollars in education spending over the next two years.
New legislation would demand that Minnesota school administrators avoid putting children in classrooms led by teachers deemed unsatisfactory if they had one the previous year.
It is refreshing to learn about a successful school at a time when our education system is under such scrutiny.
A small town in Hennepin County has been named the best place to raise kids in the state.
While state and federal politicians consider changes to gun laws, a group of Minnesota lawmakers want to improve mental health care in schools.
House Democratic and Republican leaders have come to early agreement on the state budget: Both want the final product to repay IOUs to Minnesota schools faster than Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed.
Some schools in Minnesota plan to close or open late as the coldest air of the winter settles in.
The first batch of bills in the Minnesota House will attempt to whittle away at state IOUs to schools, give more property taxpayers rebates, install a health care insurance exchange and prop up investment grant programs.
Next year’s big debate over how to reshape the Minnesota tax system will include a serious discussion about school reliance on property tax levies.
Apple’s tablet will soon be an everyday necessity for students in Farmington schools. By the end of the school year, the district will provide an iPad2 or iPad Mini to all of its 7,330 students and their teachers.
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Supporters of a Minnesota constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage are airing a new TV ad that says legalizing gay marriage could expose schoolchildren to teaching about same-sex relationships even if their parents oppose them.
The first day of school is fun for some and daunting for others. When fears and anxiety get in the way of learning, Eden Prairie schools have extra people to help.
It’s an exciting day for hundreds of thousands of kids across Minnesota as many of them head back to school for the first time since the beginning of summer. Tuesday also marks the first day for many students here in the Twin Cities.
A new system for measuring Minnesota schools is offering hope of closing the achievement gap. After getting a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, Minnesota established its own system for rating schools.
It’s a big day for a few thousand 5- and 6-year-olds in Minneapolis. Today is the first day of school for kindergarteners. All of the other students in the district started earlier this week.
A new plan that essentially Minneapolis’ North High School in two is part of the lesson plan for success. A dwindling enrollment and low grades nearly forced the high school to close last year.
A task force is urging Minnesota lawmakers to toughen up a state law against bullying, harassment and intimidation in schools.
Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.
Over the next several days, high school seniors will walk across the stage, flip their tassel to the other side of the mortarboard cap and become an alumnus. College students have done the same the past couple weeks. In this season of graduation, Rick Tuomala wondered: Why are people so loyal to their schools?