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."
Groups Fight To Fund School BreakfastsThe groups say one in eight Minnesota children experience hunger on any given day. That figure includes college students.
Minnesota Students Returning To School After Historic ColdAs the temperatures rise in the wake of the polar vortex, life is getting back to normal across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
School Safety Grant Gets 1,265 ApplicantsThe applications combined ask for $259 million to improve school safety, more than 10 times the available funds.
More Schools Banning Backpacks As Students Return To ClassAs parents and children around the country begin heading back to class, more and more schools are banning backpacks from their buildings.
School District Forcing Students To Smile In Hallways, Reports SayA Pennsylvania school district is under fire for a policy that allegedly requires students to smile when walking in school hallways.
Dayton Calls For $138M To Address School Budget ShortfallsMore than 26 school districts around the Twin Cities and 33 districts in rural Minnesota are struggling with budget deficits.
Minnesota Lawmakers Consider Ways To Protect Students From Gun ViolenceGov. Mark Dayton met Tuesday morning with legislative leaders and his cabinet to talk about ways to make schools safer.
Study: 1 In 3 Driving In School Zones Are DistractedIn general, the afternoon pick up time is more dangerous than the morning drop off.
Donors Erase Student Lunch Debts In Mpls., Across U.S.Ashley C. Ford felt driven to act by a sad fact of life in the nation's school cafeterias: Kids with unpaid lunch accounts are often embarrassed with a substitute meal of a cold cheese sandwich and a carton of milk.
Minnesota Schools Earn C+ On National Quality Report CardMinnesota schools score just above average when compared to those of other states, according to a newly-released Quality Counts report card.
Parents Demand Stillwater Schools Stay OpenParents in the Stillwater School District made it clear Thursday that they are against the district closing three elementary schools. The district wants to close Withrow, Marine and Oak Park schools in what is being called the BOLD proposal.
Minnesota Lawmakers Say Student Information Needs ProtectionLawmakers and data privacy advocates say the digital age means students' private information needs protecting. A group of legislators announced their plans Wednesday to push measures this year protecting data on school-issued iPads and laptops.
Parents Rally Against Stillwater School ClosingsSome parents in the Stillwater Area School District are trying to stop a proposal that would close three elementary schools. The district is planning to shut down the schools beginning in 2017. Officials say the schools are no longer efficient to operate because of their low enrollment.
Mpls. School Locked Down Over Student's BB GunPolice say someone was taken into custody at Anwatin Middle School Tuesday morning after a student brought a BB gun to school. The incident was confirmed by Sgt. John Elder of the Minneapolis Police Department.