Minnesota Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker Replaced By Deputy After ResignationMinnesota education commissioner and longtime teacher Mary Cathryn Ricker is stepping down after two years to return to the classroom, Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday.
MN Education Officials: Public School Enrollment Decreased Due To Pandemic, Could Impact FundingThe Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) announced on Friday that public school enrollment has decreased, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. And education officials say it could impact funding for public schools.
Who Decides A School's History Curriculum? Good QuestionIn recent months, there's been a national discussion about history and what our children do and don't learn in the classrooms. Right now, the state of Minnesota is looking closely at those questions.
MDE Updates Guidance For Minnesota Public Schools On Indoor EventsThe Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has updated its guidance for public schools pertaining to indoor sports and events.
Minnesota Corporations Help Bridge Digital Divide, Create 'Technology Pods' Across Twin CitiesSo the Y went all in with support of businesses like Xcel, Securian Financial and US Bank, which are all helping to fund technology pods at 19 Twin Cities locations.
MDE Survey Finds 64% Of Minnesota Parents Feel Comfortable Sending Their Students Back To School This FallA majority of Minnesota parents say they feel comfortable sending their students back to school this fall, according to a survey from the Minnesota Department of Education.
Education Report: Achievement Gaps Persist, Graduation Rate Sets RecordDepartment of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker called the State of Our Students report 'promising.'
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%.
Minn. Graduation Rates Reach 'Historic' Levels; Achievement Gap ReducedThe Minnesota Department of Education says more seniors graduated from high school in 2018 than ever before.
WCCO-Education MN Exclusive Survey: Educators Shell Out Hundreds For Own SuppliesIn a new, exclusive WCCO-Education Minnesota survey, we learned some educators shell out up to $1,000 of their own money on school supplies every year.
One-Quarter Of Minn. Schools Earn Low Marks In Annual ReviewThe annual performance report card is out for Minnesota public schools, and it is raising some eyebrows.
Family Alleges Bullying Led To Teen's SuicideA Taylors Falls mother is mourning the loss of her teenage son, who she says he killed himself after kids repeatedly bullied him at school.
Why Is This St. Paul Teacher Being Denied A Teaching License? A Twin Cities man says his plight to get a teaching license -- after being a teacher for three years already -- only underscores the need for a change.
Minnesota's Proposed 'Transgender Tool Kit' For Students Causes A StirThe debate over how schools should handle transgender students got heated Wednesday afternoon.
Police: St. Thomas Academy Staffer Sent Inappropriate Texts To Multiple StudentsAn investigation is underway at St. Thomas Academy after a former faculty member was fired. The headmaster sent a letter to parents Monday night informing them that the employee had been fired, and a police investigation is underway.