U.S. Department Of Education
A 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.
A 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.
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.