Minnesota students’ performance on standardized proficiency tests held steady or slightly improved this year. The tests measure students’ ability to meet reading, math and science benchmarks.
A group of Minnesotans say they have a new strategy to correct one of the state’s biggest disparities. Four out of 10 students make it to graduation in the city of Minneapolis, seven out of 10 in St. Paul, Minn.
Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says there is a criminal investigation underway into a contracted teacher for St. Francis and Spring Lake Park schools. According to the sheriff’s office, the investigation began after the St. Francis School District Interim Superintendent Troy Ferguson reported some concerning conduct that was alleged against the contracted teacher, identified as 66-year-old David Wayne Harrell of Chaska, Minn.
School officials, police officers and the postal service in Prior Lake are investigating after people reported getting an offensive hoax letter. The letter looked official, using Prior Lake High School’s letterhead and return address, but what the letter said was far from it.
In Minneapolis, four teachers are going way beyond what is expected in order to close a cultural gap. The teachers work at Anne Sullivan Communication Center, an elementary and middle school on East 28th Street in Minneapolis. There, 60 percent of the students are Somali.
Hundreds of thousands of kids in St. Paul will soon be getting a better education. It’s not because their teachers are doing anything different. It’s because they’ll be able to see the board and their books better.
Spring Break is wrapping up in some districts, and after Thursday’s snowstorm it looks like anything but spring in Minnesota.
Local hip-hop artist Dessa will be joined by hundreds of students from Minneapolis Public Schools during an upcoming performance. The musician teamed up with local composer Jocelyn Hagen to write a song that students will perform in late April. One of the final rehearsals was held Friday at Patrick Henry High School.
As the boys state hockey tournament skates into the Xcel Energy Center, it’s another showdown in St. Paul that some high school athletes are fighting to win. Lawmakers are wondering if some students and their parents are going too far to gain a competitive edge.
Thousands of students across Minnesota have been collecting coins since last fall with one thought in mind: They want to help build schools for children in other countries who have no access to education.
While a lot of high school juniors and seniors are worried about finding a prom date, 13 Minnehaha Academy students are on a different mission: sending a NASA-approved experiment to space.
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.
By now you’ve probably heard our Weather Watcher jingle. What you might not know is that the cheerful tune has become an important lesson for some students at Green Central School in Minneapolis.
School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in Crime Alerts.
All 47 Minneapolis recreation centers opened at noon Monday for students whose classes were canceled due to the cold. They typically open at 3 p.m.
Many school districts across the state canceled classes because of the extreme cold, which meant getting the word out to families, so they could make arrangements. But still, school officials know that sometimes not everyone gets the message.
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.
A 60-year-old substitute teacher has been convicted of abusing four students at a Bloomington elementary school last December, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
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.
Students at the University of Minnesota are taking a stand on safety. An online petition has received thousands of signatures demanding an increased police presence on and near campus.
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.
If you live in one of the Great Lakes states or Ontario, Wayne State University says you can pay only a bit more than the undergraduate tuition for Michigan residents.
Many students are starting a long weekend tonight. That’s because most schools are closed Thursday and Friday for an annual statewide teachers’ conference.