The research is conclusive: A quality, effective teacher is the most important school-based way to help students learn. That's why the Bush Foundation wisely announced a $40 million grant over the next decade to transform teacher-preparation programs in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Updated: January 16, 2010, - 09:26 PM
There are lessons to be learned from the success stories in Minnesota education.
Updated: September 06, 2009, - 10:33 AM
Our country has a crisis [in education] -- a real crisis. We have adopted a set of policies that are simply preparing us to be a second-rate nation. We are competing globally against folks who are investing -- people in India and China who understand that the race is not to figure out how much bauxite you can extract from the ground but how many engineers, scientists, doctors, teachers can you produce. And here in this country, we're still acting like it's 1950. We are so far behind the curve. ...
Updated: June 08, 2009, - 07:45 PM
Norm Coleman met with Star Tribune editorial writers and reporters last week and discussed his continuing legal challenge to return...
Updated: April 18, 2009, - 11:31 PM
Minnesota will get $1.1 billion -- about $300 million in Title I, more for IDEA [the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act] -- about a 36 percent increase. That is a staggering amount of investment. I feel very good that in really tough times we're able to support what you are doing here in Minnesota.
Updated: March 25, 2009, - 09:14 AM
With America poised to inaugurate its first African-American president this week, we checked in with a group of community leaders...
Updated: January 18, 2009, - 07:42 AM
Firmly in the "what was he thinking?'' column is the recent boneheaded action by a candidate for Republican National Committee chairman. Chip Saltsman of Tennessee is rightly under fire in cyberspace and on talk shows for mailing fellow party members a CD for Christmas with a song titled, "Barack the Magic Negro.'
Updated: January 01, 2009, - 07:42 PM
Firmly in the "what was he thinking?’’ column is the recent boneheaded action by a candidate for Republican National Committee...
Updated: December 30, 2008, - 05:05 PM
A Minneapolis bicycling center had the dubious – and misplaced – distinction of landing on a U.S. senator’s list of...
Updated: December 19, 2008, - 05:05 PM