Minnesota Education Department Reports New High Graduate RatesThe new numbers from the education department show the achievement gap for black students has increase over 5 percentage points and the rates for Hispanic students have gone up 3.5 percentage points.
St. Thomas To Waive Standardized Test RequirementsMoving forward, the University of St. Thomas is implementing a "test optional policy." That means students hoping to attend the school can choose whether or not to submit their ACT or SAT scores.
House Democrats Unveil Child Care Assistance PlanMinnesota House Democrats unveiled an ambitious plan today to spend half a billion dollars to give Minnesota's youngest citizens a boost.
Wisconsin's Evers Calls For $250 Million Spending On K-12 SchoolsDemocratic Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday called for the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature to spend $250 million of a state budget surplus on public schools, including $130 million that would go toward lowering property taxes.
DeRusha Eats: School Lunches At Prior Lake-Savage SchoolsThey are the busiest restaurants in the southern Twin Cities suburbs -- 10 Prior Lake–Savage schools serve around 4,500 lunches every day.
Macalester Announces Dr. Suzanne Rivera As First Female and Latinx PresidentDr. Suzanne Rivera, who comes to Macalester from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, will begin her term as president this summer.
Angie Craig, School Leaders Fight Against Rolling Back Of School Lunch Nutrition StandardsDespite government plans to reduce school lunch nutrition standards, one Minnesota district vows not to change.
Walz Unveils 3rd Pillar Of Bonding Bill Plan With $488M For Higher EducationGov. Tim Walz revealed Monday the fourth pillar of his agenda for the bonding bill, announcing that he wants $488 million for investments in higher education.
Ramsey County Scraps Late Fees For Children’s BooksRamsey County libraries are starting off 2020 by eliminating late fees for children’s books and other materials.
2 Prominent Minnesota Leaders Propose Constitutional Amendment To Tackle Achievement GapsTwo Minnesota leaders have an idea to close the state’s persistent and numerous achievement gaps in education.
Minnesota School Districts Considering 'Online Snow Days'With snow in the forecast, school districts are thinking about snow days in the months ahead. Some districts are already turning to online learning when schools are closed.
Police Apprehend Graffiti Suspect At Edina Elementary SchoolA swastika and "other offensive graffiti" was removed from Concord Elementary School over the weekend, Edina Public Schools said in a statement to families. A coat of fresh paint now covers the graffiti on the playground shed, a post in a Facebook group affiliated with the area said.
Homework Stressing Your Family Out? Here Are Tips To Make It A Smoother RideLaura Davis with College Nannies has tips to make homework less stressful for the whole family.
Minnesota's Collective ACT Scores Are Tops In The U.S.Minnesota students outperformed their peers in neighboring states with similar levels of test participation; the average score in Wisconsin was 20.3, and North Dakota was 19.9.
Survey: Nearly 1/4 Of MN Students Struggle With Mental HealthFewer kids feel engaged in the classroom, believe their school provides a supportive place for learning, report good health, or feel safe. That's according to a new Minnesota Student Survey, a voluntary, anonymous questionnaire given to fifth through 11th grade students every three years.