Minnesota State College System To Raise Tuition By 3%Minnesota State officials had vowed to freeze tuition again if the Legislature granted $246 million more for the biennium -- but the system received only a third of that amount.
Proposed Wisconsin City Ordinance To Fine Parents Of BulliesA Wisconsin city is considering an ordinance that would impose fines on the parents of young bullies. The Wisconsin Rapids Tribune reports that the proposed ordinance comes after a social media post went viral showing notes other children sent to a seventh-grade student of Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School urging her to kill herself.
Holy Angels Student Graduates With Perfect Attendance From K-12Academy of Holy Angels graduate Maggie Arms received a ribbon for perfect attendance back in kindergarten. But her award-worthy efforts didn't end there.
Iowa: Council Bluffs Schools To Offer All Students Free MealsAll students in the Council Bluffs school district will receive free meals beginning this fall. Lisa Stewart, director of nutrition services for the district, told the board of education this week that the entire school district now qualifies for Community Eligibility Provision, a federal program that allows students to eat free breakfast and lunch.
Minnesota Honors Bilingual Graduates With Biliteracy SealMany bilingual high school graduates in Minnesota will be crossing commencement stages this spring with a distinction honoring their proficiency in another language beyond English.
Gov. Tim Walz Signs $20 Billion Education Budget BillWalz, a former teacher, says he is "proud to sign this bill to increase our investment in Minnesota's children and improve our schools."
Southwest High School Principal Michael Favor ResignsAfter less than a year at Southwest High School, Principal Michael Favor announced his resignation Friday. He will complete the school year at Southwest before beginning work at Roseville Area Schools as assistant superintendent.
Retirement, Loans, Bills: Rosemount Math Class Stresses Real-Life Financial NeedsFrom bills to debt to 401(k) accounts, you might be hard-pressed to find a more engaged pre-calculus class than Dan Bungert's.
83% Of Minnesota H.S. Seniors Graduated In 2018Education officials say the statewide goal for 2020 is that 90% of students graduate within four years, with no student group below 85%.
Minnesota Special Olympics Say They Have To Fight Annually For FundingLawmakers have rejected the Trump administration's previous efforts, increasing the Education Department budget instead, even when Republicans controlled both the Senate and House.
Report: Minneapolis Launching Program To Provide Stability To Hundreds Of Homeless StudentsMinneapolis is reportedly launching a pilot program to help hundreds of homeless students by providing rental assistance and access to social services in the hopes that the improved stability at home will lead to better success in the classroom.
Senate Republicans Revive Private School Scholarships PlanSenate Taxes Chairman Roger Chamberlain is making another run at passing the proposal, which was dropped in 2017 amid a veto threat by then-Gov. Mark Dayton.
Students Skip School To Demand Tough Action On Climate ChangeFrom the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by social media and word of mouth skipped class Friday to protest what they believe are their governments' failure to take tough action against global warming.
Groups Fight To Fund School BreakfastsThe groups say one in eight Minnesota children experience hunger on any given day. That figure includes college students.
'U' President Kaler Makes Last Pitch For Funding HikeEric Kaler appeared at the state Capitol on Wednesday to outline the university's request for a funding increase of almost 7 percent over the next two-year budget cycle.