Good Question: What Second Language Should Our Children Learn?Language immersion programs have been growing in Minnesota as more and more parents want their kids to learn another language. There were fewer than 30 programs in the state just ten years ago, and now there are more than 70.
Report: MN Near Bottom In Rate Of Kids In Public PreschoolA new report shows Minnesota near the bottom nationally in the rate of children enrolled in publicly funded preschool programs. The U.S. Department of Education report says about 15 percent of Minnesota's 72,000 4-year-olds participated in such programs in the 2012-2013 school year.
Discrimination Claim Filed Against University Of MinnesotaA complaint has been filed against the University of Minnesota that alleges gender discrimination in intercollegiate athletics. The university says in a statement that a complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
Feds Extend Minnesota's Education Law Waiver 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.
Report: 1 In 5 Women In College Sexually AssaultedThe 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.
Minn. District To Vote On Civil Rights DealThe 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.
Resolution On St. Cloud Harassment ComplaintsA 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.
47 Percent Of Minn. Schools Fail Under NCLBNearly half of Minnesota schools didn't make the grade under the federal No Child Left Behind law in 2011.
Minnesota Seeks Waiver From No Child Left BehindMinnesota 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.
Minneapolis School Principal HonoredA principal in the Minneapolis public schools has been honored as Minnesota's 2011 National Distinguished Principal by the U.S. Department of Education.