Senate Republicans Outbid Governor In Education Wish ListRepublicans in the Minnesota Senate want to spend more money on education than the state's Democratic governor does. Sen. Sean Nienow says the Republican proposal would total around $450 million in extra school funding over the next two years.
The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. SportsCompetitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we're taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.
Minnesota's School Vaccination RatesThis week on WCCO Sunday Morning, Esme Murphy talked with Doug Schultz from the Minnesota Department of Health about the current controversy surrounding vaccinations and the high-profile measles outbreaks.
Bill Would Update Student Phys Ed Standards, Require TestsA Minnesota state senator wants to hold more schools accountable for their students' physical education. Sen. Susan Kent introduced a bill Monday that would require yearly assessments of students' physical health starting with the 2017 school year.
Good Question: Why Don't Most Schools Have Recess Before Lunch?When we were growing up, you always had recess after lunch. But new research shows that children will eat 54 percent more fruits and vegetables at lunch if they eat after recess. "Recess is often held after lunch so children hurry to 'finish' so that they can go play. This results in wasted fruits and vegetables," Dr. David Just of Cornell University said.
Dangerous Cold, Snow As Arctic Air Hovers Over MinnesotaMinnesotans awoke Monday to dangerous subzero temperatures, wind chill values that could cause frostbite in minutes, and a coming winter storm.
Worst Flu Outbreak In 4 Years Hits MinnesotaMinnesota is experiencing the worst flu outbreak in four years. Hundreds of schools across the state have been affected and now doctors and nurses are getting sick, too. Hospitals have admitted more than 300 Minnesotans with the flu this season. Sixty of the cases happened just in the last week. There were 22 cases in the same week in 2013.
271 Minnesota Schools Have Reported Flu OutbreaksMinnesota health officials are reporting a surge in flu outbreaks at schools and long-term care facilities. Through the end of last week, 203 new schools reported outbreaks, compared with 19 the previous week.
Audit Finds Oversight Lacking At School Tech GroupAn audit of a Minnesota school technology collaborative has found a lack of oversight and widespread mismanagement of funds.
Minneapolis, St. Paul Schools Cancel After-School ActivitiesPublic schools in both Minneapolis and St. Paul have canceled after-school activities in anticipation of further snow. The snow began falling in Minnesota at around 3 a.m.
Minn. Sees More Than A Foot Of Snow In Season's 1st Storm The flakes of the season's first major snow storm began falling on Minnesota Monday morning, and by the time the clouds clear out Tuesday, around a foot of snow could blanket a swath of the state.
Minn. School District Goes High-Tech To Beef Up SecurityInstead of waiting for something to happen, a Minnesota school district is being proactive by taking security to the next level. Eastern Carver County added secure entrances to each school, and more surveillance cameras this school year. Shana Anderson often volunteers at her son's school, Bluff Creek Elementary. This year, there's a new step before she can get to the office.
Twin Cities Academy Named One Of The Best US SchoolsAn unassuming building on the east side of St. Paul is home to one of the best high schools in the nation -- Twin Cities Academy. It was ranked 42 on the list of the nation's top 500 schools by Newsweek Magazine. The rankings are based on how well they prepared students for college. TCA received a college readiness score of 97.25
Labor Day: What's Open, What's ClosedSince Labor Day is a holiday, here is a list of what's open and what's closed. You can go shopping today. Most grocery stores and malls will be open.
Twin Cities Schools Launch Minnesota ThursdaysStudents in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools will eat lunch food that comes from Minnesota farmers on the first Thursday of every month. School administrators say Minnesota Thursdays stems from the Farm to School programs at both districts.