Minnesota Public School Enrollment Drops 2% Amid PandemicThe state allocates school funding based on enrollment, and districts stand to lose about $10,164 for every student they failed to keep.
Gov. Walz Sets Goal Of All Schools Offering In-Person Learning By March 8Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday an update to the state's Safe Learning Plan to allow more high school and middle school students to return to classrooms next week.
Quality Education As A Civil Right: Renewed Push For Page Amendment At The CapitolA proposal to ensure a quality public education as a constitutional right is resurfacing at the Minnesota State Capitol, an effort that supporters say takes on new urgency with the pandemic widening an already vast achievement gap that hurts poorer Minnesota children and students of color.
2 In 3 Parents Resort To Google To Help Kids With Schoolwork, Survey FindsA survey of 2,000 parents were asked on how good their math skills were.
Thousands Of Young Students, Educators Return To Classrooms In The Twin CitiesThousands of students and educators around the Twin Cities will head back into a classroom Monday morning. For many, it will be for the first time in months.
With COVID Vaccines Ramping Up, So Are Child Care Waitlists
Gov. Walz Education Plan Focuses On Racial Equity, Closing Achievement GapGov. Tim Walz released on Monday a slate of his education priorities that he believes will help ensure high-quality education is available to all Minnesota students no matter their race or socio-economic status.
Educators Allowed To Get Vaccinated, But Limited Doses lead To Few Getting ShotsThe state was allotted 68,000 doses to give out this week. Of that, 6,000 doses were set aside for educators and child care center workers.
Minneapolis Schools To Reopen For Pre-K Through 5th Graders In FebruaryThe plan will be for students in second grade and younger to return to classrooms Feb. 8, to be followed by students in third, fourth and fifth grade to return two weeks later -- on Feb. 22.
Court Ruling To Let Students Laid Off During Pandemic To Collect Unemployment AssistanceThe decision will make $14 million to $28 million available to teens across the state. A local group of students brought forward this issue to make a change.
Schools Report Staffing Woes As COVID SurgesThe state has seen explosive growth in cases and hospitalizations in recent weeks, surpassing 7,000 cases in a single day on Thursday for the first time since the pandemic began.
COVID Cases Also Surging In Minnesota Schools, Prompting RollbacksThe new report that came out this morning shows that Minnesota schools from Nov. 1 to Nov. 7 had over 750 COVID-19 cases reported. That number was between 100 and just over 300 in September.
Minneapolis Neighbors Join Forces For Pod-Style LearningFour kindergarteners in the Kenny neighborhood are doing distance learning together during the week, rotating houses each day. Parents of the children take turns facilitating and hosting class.
Twin Cities Families Learn To Adjust To 'The New Normal' Of Distance LearningWCCO is documenting the distance learning journey of two Twin Cities families: a single mom balancing her job as a hair stylist while her kids log on to learn at home, and a family of five with a daughter who has disabilities, keeping them all at home so she remains safe.
If COVID Rates Continue Climbing, Experts Warn 'It Won't Be Too Long' Before In-Person Schooling Halts AgainHealth officials are also concerned about the growing number of COVID-19 cases in students.