Teachers' Union: Students Taking Too Many TestsOn the day before most Minnesota kids go back to school, the state's largest teachers’ union is arguing that there are too many standardized tests.
U Of Minnesota Lab Sees Deluge Of Tests Amid Flu In TurkeysTurkey growers across Minnesota are doing all they can to stop the spread of the deadly avian influenza. It's wiped out flocks at nine farms in six different counties since just last month.
Drug Test For Lawmakers: Next Stop, SenateMembers of the Minnesota Senate will decide whether to require drug tests for lawmakers to qualify for their pay and benefits.
New Fitness Test Blurs Line Between Trainers And DoctorsMany people hit the gym to lose weight, but what they're doing to drop pounds is changing. At Lifetime Fitness, some are now putting themselves through tests more likely to be found in a doctor's office than a gym.
Minn. Clinic Works 24/7 To Contact Exposed PatientsAs the number of sick people with fungal meningitis increase to 119 and the number of deaths rise to 11, one clinic is working around the clock to get a hold of patients.
2 Perfect ACT Scores At 1 Bloomington H.S.Two students at Bloomington Jefferson High School earned perfect scores on their ACT college entrance exams.
Education: States Should Do More To Reach Students In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.
Suspicious Deer Tests Negative For CWD In SE Minn.The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a deer acting oddly near Oronoco had some symptoms of chronic wasting but tested negative for the disease.
States Brace For Grad Rate Dips As Formula ChangesStates are bracing for plummeting high school graduation rates as districts nationwide dump flawed measurement formulas that often undercounted dropouts and produced inflated results.