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.
Brooklyn Park Police Seek Serial School BurglarsBrooklyn Park police are asking for the public to help them catch two school burglars. The suspects have been caught on video breaking into four schools in the past 11 days: one on Sunday, Oct. 25, one on Saturday, Oct. 31 and two on Friday, Nov. 6.
Lawsuit Accuses Mpls., St. Paul Schools Of Segregating StudentsA lawsuit has been filed against the state of Minnesota demanding desegregation at Minneapolis and St. Paul schools. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday morning in Hennepin County District Court, challenges what it calls unlawful and unconstitutional segregation in the Twin Cities.
Minnesotan To Meet: MPS Superintendent Michael GoarYou could say that interim Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Michael Goar was made for the role. He oversees roughly 100 schools within the district. That's what makes him this week's Minnesotan to Meet.
Volunteers Back In Class At Minneapolis SchoolsNow that students are back in class, so are a whole other group of folks: school volunteers.
Education Bill Gives Schools Option Of Pre-Labor Day StartMinnesota lawmakers are giving school districts a chance to get their academic years started sooner this fall. An education plan set for upcoming votes by the Legislature would allow all districts to resume classes on Sept. 1 for the coming year only.
Parents Upset By Proposed Wayzata School District RezoningSome parents are upset over proposed rezoning in Wayzata's school district due to overcrowding. Families against the rezoning met Saturday to make signs to put up in their yards and windows.
Daudt: Dayton Should Apologize For Remark About GOP, SchoolsHouse Speaker Kurt Daudt says Gov. Mark Dayton should apologize for saying some Republicans hate public schools.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker's Ban On Common Core Up For VoteGov. Scott Walker's proposal prohibiting the state superintendent from forcing local school districts to adopt Common Core academic standards is up for a vote in the Legislature's budget committee.
Sarah Jessica Parker In Mpls. To Speak At Community SchoolSarah Jessica Parker is in Minnesota Monday to make a special visit at a local school. The award-winning actress will be speaking at Bethune Community School in Minneapolis.
Schools, Families Decry House & Senate Education BudgetsSchools and families are joining Minnesota's governor to say House and Senate education budget proposals are too small. Both the GOP-led House and DFL-controlled Senate would increase education spending.
Dayton Ramps Up Campaign For Expansive Pre-K InitiativeGov. Mark Dayton's drive for universal, tuition-free preschool for all Minnesota 4-year-olds is cementing its place in his bottom line for a new budget. Dayton emphasized Tuesday that he considers the program essential as budget negotiations near.
Minneapolis Public Schools Cutting More Than 100 JobsMinneapolis Public Schools has a plan to put more money into classrooms but it will impact more than 100 jobs.