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Make-up days, pay for hourly workers at issue.
For many Minnesota students and families, the federal indictments alleging a widespread bribery scheme have prompted anger, frustration and disbelief.
The DFL governor visited schools in nearly a dozen cities to gather input and ideas, wrapping up in New Hope.
As a retiree, Boldt designed logos and programs for his church — all with the same care he'd given to the major campaigns he'd overseen.
Some administrators are calling state lawmakers to ask for an exemption from the state's instructional time requirements.
Young women find guidance, connections and funding to become forces for change now.
Bills seek to add counselors, beef up suicide prevention training and grant programs.
Mary Cathryn Ricker upbeat as she takes on challenging role.
The Woodson Kindergarten Center emphasizes power of focused attention at early ages.
DFL governor weighs making local referendums "either rare or extinct."
More than two years after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car crash, Myron Peterson has morphed from an average doodler into a prolific, talented artist.
The court said a group of parents who sued the state in 2016 did not prove that students' rights are being violated.
A former school board member filed suit over his public records request.
School administrators say the mandate's growing financial burden is threatening their ability to provide the same for all students.
Bills would streamline reporting, give teachers more time in classroom.
Officials say federal planning grant will make early education programs easier for families to access.
Federal changes in colleges' investigations of sex misconduct may have wider impact.
School groups are hoping state education spending increases during new session.
The Jan. 12 public event at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre will be free.
The 10-ton sculpture is located across from Minneapolis Central Library.
Joan Gabel has brought a collaborative style and low-key charisma to academia.
Josh McLay allegedly spent thousands of dollars meant for the school's wrestling team on out-of-state trips to college football games.
The "innovation grants," approved by the Legislature in 2017, were divided between the state's four intermediate school districts.
Investment in all-day kindergarten, free pre-K shifted focus in state.
That's a place for creativity and hands-on learning, and it's increasingly becoming a part of school buildings, classrooms and courses.
The governor said during an interview this week that he was still at Mayo because of "post-surgical complications" that damaged his lungs.
Sharon Tolbert-Glover was still a teenager when she decided to spend her life in service to her faith and her community.After a decade in a…
Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib will become the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress.
She defeated two repeat challengers to keep the seat she's held in Congress for nearly two decades.
Kreger was Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan's interim superintendent.
While university officials said they were "sending a clear message" about racism, the freshman student who reported the slur called it "just talk."
In high-stakes election, Education Minnesota is focusing on its own members.
Following through on his pledge to keep the state on solid financial footing impressed some taking part in the Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota Poll.
In the seven years since Stu Keroff founded the Asian Penguins, the school group has refurbished and donated more than 200 computers.
State grants will go to 57 service providers helping more than half of districts.
Minnesota's average declined slightly but not enough to alter its best-of-the-nation standing.
The staff member's resignation followed a school investigation.
Students will still get two days off in many districts.
Principal of the St. Paul high school will step aside after 25 years.
They are among 349 U.S. public, private and charter schools recognized because of their academic performance or their work in closing achievement gaps.
Schools will use the money to upgrade entrances, improve other safety features.
The leaders of Education Minnesota — one of the state's most powerful political forces — have been pushing hard to keep its numbers up while outside forces have seized on the moment.
Around the state, dozens of districts are beginning a new school year amid some of the toughest financial circumstances they've faced in recent years.
The Star Tribune identified 44 high-poverty public schools in the Twin Cities that were "beating the odds" in an annual analysis of statewide test scores.
FDA cracks down on e-cigarette makers as use among minors surges.
1,265 applied for a share of $25M in state safety funding on the first day.
Spruced-up school buildings and a visit from Gov. Mark Dayton among opening day highlights.
A new school year begins for a rookie teacher and her first-grade students.
JD.com founder Liu Qiangdong was arrested in Minneapolis over allegations of criminal sexual misconduct. He was back in China on Monday.
Minnesota school leaders wrestle with how best to keep students safe.
Education officials say results are disappointing, but not reflective of overall progress.
New accountability system is designed to give better picture of overall performances.
The new rules are aimed at helping schools avoid roadblocks that have contributed to the state's teacher shortage.
Polls are open around the state until 8 p.m. as voters narrow the field of candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, and other seats.
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school board voted to spend $3.2 million on the 34-acre property at the southwest corner of the intersection of Bonaire Path and Akron Avenue, east of Hwy. 3 and County Road 42.
Businesses lost water and part of Kellogg Blvd. was shut down as crews worked to fix road.
The court rejected claims that the Legislature, not the court system, was the right place to decide what constitutes an adequate education.
She poured her energy into her classroom for 10 years, opting to teach where the students' needs were often complex and the resources limited.
State will begin accepting applications Aug. 29 for the new funding.
After going to Texas, Rep. Frank Hornstein wants his fellow legislators to take a closer look at Minnesota's immigration detention policies.
The high court's ruling is likely to mean an immediate blow to the budgets of organized labor groups.
Opponents of President Trump's travel ban say the Supreme Court ruling could boost discrimination based on religion. Those who champion Trump's proposals as important strategies to combat terrorism applauded the decision.
Attorney General Lori Swanson said Thursday that Minnesota will join with other states preparing to sue the Trump administration over the "inhumane treatment of children"…
Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that he would not authorize Minnesota National Guard troops to help with immigration enforcement at the border, and Swanson joined with other attorneys general to push against the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.
Voting is largely symbolic but builds momentum for primary.
DFL to meet Sunday to sort out endorsement for Rep. Ellison's seat in Congress; Anderson Kelliher to sit it out
The endorsement is functionally a symbolic gesture, but official party backing still confers some status.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has more in his campaign bank account -- $1.3 million -- than any of his Republican and DFL competitors.
The court sided with voters who were challenged at polls in Hennepin and Ramsey counties for wearing T-shirts and buttons with political messages.
She was the last to join the race but the first to buy statewide airtime.
The president's June 20 rally in Duluth will come just under two months before Minnesota holds its primary election.
Primary infighting for governor, attorney general and Congress seats likely to expose weaknesses, drain financial resources.
A Swanson-Nolan gubernatorial ticket adds more drama to a DFL primary that already promises to be hotly contested. With the endorsing conventions behind them, both parties are focused on the next chapter of the campaign.
The DFL governor said the Republican-crafted bill was inadequate and set a "dangerous precedent" by tapping other funds.
The DFL governor and Republican leaders at the Capitol ended up at odds over much of their work.
Small businesses, studios filled building that once housed Roberts Shoes.
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