Disabled students get punished for disruptive outbursts with severe forms of discipline — from forceful physical restraint to extended solitary confinement — that are either banned or more restricted in other states.
Updated: October 21, 2013, - 01:39 PM
Loose Minnesota rules enable students who wouldn't qualify in other states to get services, straining budgets. All voices in the fight are certain they are acting in the best interests of schools and their students.
Updated: October 13, 2013, - 06:50 AM
One boy's struggle with “Mr. Angry” highlights a growing dilemma: Thousands of kids with mental problems rely on schools for care.
Updated: July 21, 2013, - 07:26 AM
New legislation will alert Minnesota home buyers to pros, cons of such sales.
Updated: July 05, 2013, - 09:43 AM
As Minnesota scrambles to educate more high-needs students, teachers say the job is increasingly dangerous.
Updated: June 17, 2013, - 09:15 AM
Minnesota school districts are spending a growing chunk of their general education funds on special education, and the Legislature should consider options to relieve that burden, a new report finds.
Updated: April 28, 2013, - 06:54 AM
To maintain order in special education classrooms, some Minnesota schools are turning to police.That strategy unnerves many parents, who have...
Updated: April 27, 2013, - 10:03 PM
A sharp rise in students diagnosed with major disabilities is forcing many schools to take difficult and at times divisive new steps to tailor classrooms to the disabled students’ needs, no matter how expensive that gets.
Updated: March 03, 2013, - 06:13 AM
Across the Twin Cities, many homes sold through contract for deed have been beset by inflated prices, high interest rates and other terms that almost guarantee the buyer will default, according to a Star Tribune investigation.
Updated: January 14, 2013, - 11:16 AM