U.S. Department Of Education
Minnesota has won another year’s break from having to abide by proficiency goals and sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education renewed waivers Thursday for Minnesota and four other states that have implemented alternative achievement and improvement plans in place of a one-size-fits-all federal standard.
The Department of Education just released a report saying one in five women has been sexually assaulted while in college. Furthermore, figures from the study show only 12 percent of sexual assault victims report the crime.
The St. Cloud school board is set to approve an agreement that would settle a federal civil rights investigation into the alleged harassment of Somali students at two high schools.
A tentative agreement to resolve complaints that Somali students were harassed in St. Cloud calls for the school district to report any future incidents to the U.S. Department of Education.
Nearly half of Minnesota schools didn’t make the grade under the federal No Child Left Behind law in 2011.
Minnesota is seeking a waiver from key aspects of the federal No Child Left Behind law, which could free hundreds of schools from federal sanctions and prevent dozens of new districts from being labeled as failures.
A principal in the Minneapolis public schools has been honored as Minnesota’s 2011 National Distinguished Principal by the U.S. Department of Education.