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.
Republicans Continue School-Choice Focus At CapitolRepublicans are continuing their focus on school choice with a pair of proposals to help more families afford private school. Sen. David Senjem wants the state to set aside $80 million in tax credits for people and corporations that donate to scholarship funds.
Como Zoo Brings Students On Week-Long Field TripAll students love a field trip, and schools love when it doesn't cost them a thing.
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.