Minnesotan To Meet: Vantage School's Chris PearsWhen he first moved to Minnesota, he only knew one thing about the state: it's where Prince was from. But it's the way Chris Pears is revolutionizing education in Minnetonka is what makes him this week's Minnesotan to Meet.
Excellent Educator: Lakeville High School's Geniveve ProchnowThis week's Excellent Educator left a lasting impression on her students. So much so, that they're still talking about her 30 years after graduating. It's been a long time since Mrs. Geniveve Prochnow has been in the classroom, but the legacy she left is what makes her this week's Excellent Educator.
Excellent Educator: Dodge Middle School's Steve TerhaarSchool is in session and that means WCCO is beginning our Excellent Educator awards. This week, we honor a teacher who loves to make students laugh while they learn.
Engineering A Love For Science In KidsKevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.
Generation Next Announces Plan To Bridge Achievement GapA group of Minnesotans say they have a new strategy to correct one of the state's biggest disparities. Four out of 10 students make it to graduation in the city of Minneapolis, seven out of 10 in St. Paul, Minn.
Mpls. English Teacher Named MN Teacher Of The Year 2014Thomas Rademacher, the 32-year-old English teacher from the FAIR school, was named the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year on Sunday. Rademacher teaches English at the FAIR school in downtown Minneapolis. He is the first winner from the West Metro Education Program district, a voluntary partnership of 11 school districts.
Teacher’s Strike Possible In Anoka-Hennepin DistrictA teacher’s strike could be looming in the Anoka-Hennepin District. The Anoka-Hennepin District and its 2,800 teachers have been negotiating a new contract for 10 months with little results.
House Education Panel OKs Military Licensing MeasureA House education committee has approved a bill granting current or former military members and spouses temporary licenses in a variety of fields. The licenses are for professions such as teaching, social work or architecture. The bill endorsed Friday is one of a few under consideration because of the many professions the push encompasses.
Minneapolis Teachers Reach Contract Agreement The Minneapolis school district and its teachers' union have reached a tentative contract agreement. The district and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers say they reached the deal Saturday after what they said were "three consecutive days of productive talks." Negotiations had begun last June.
Panel Considers Repeal Of Teacher Skills TestSeveral members of a House education committee favor repeal of a law that requires a basic skills test for teachers. The K-12 education committee met to consider a task force's report on the test.
Teacher Note OutrageOne Pre-K teacher has sparked outrage with a note about student hygiene.
MN Teacher Conference Focuses On Mental Illness, Behavior IssuesMany students are starting a long weekend tonight. That's because most schools are closed Thursday and Friday for an annual statewide teachers' conference.
Mpls Golf Pro Headed To PGA ChampionshipOne of golf's biggest tournaments, the PGA Championship is Aug. 5-11 in Rochester, New York. A Twin Cities PGA golf pro Jeff Sorenson – who makes his living teaching others how to golf – is playing in it.
Brainerd Grads Get Surprise Letters From 1st Grade TeachersWhen graduating Brainerd seniors grabbed their diplomas this year, a number of them received a gift they weren't expecting. It came in the form of a personalized letter from two teachers who gave them their start.
Mpls. Charter School Could Close After Losing SponsorEmily O. Goodridge-Grey Accelerated Charter School has been told its main source of funding won't be renewed.