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.
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.