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Minnesota districts have invested millions to put tablets, laptops in the hands of every student, but there is debate on the effect on academic success.
More than 30 asked voters to approve bond measures and take on debt for major construction projects, while more than 40 sought voter approval to renew or increase their local operating levies.
Osseo Area Schools' Pang Yang started Hmong language class.
Scores in 2019 mirrored last year's as readiness for college held steady.
A program pairing middle school students with their peers in special education is attracting wide notice for how it's changing school culture.
More than 30 districts are looking for voter approval to take on debt for major building and remodeling projects. A bond referendum in White Bear Lake would be the state's largest ever at $326 million.
A new survey of Minnesota students reveals that while some risky behaviors have dropped, other problems are growing.
One official said he's seen some interest from school districts in changing the four-day-weekend tradition, but not much action to make it happen.
Many education leaders say the sobering statistics don't tell the full story of Minnesota students' performance.
Superintendent David Law is now in the running for national honors.
She parlayed her volunteer work into a series of advertising jobs, the creation of her own copywriting business, and a long career as a writer and teacher at the Loft Literary Center.
The job has evolved beyond scrapes and nosebleeds into managing the care of more students with complex needs.
The Minnesota public and private schools were recognized for performance on statewide exams, and progress in closing achievement gaps.
Several thousand young people emptied local classrooms on Friday as part of a coordinated global movement seeking greater government action on climate change.
Around the state, the rate of students choosing to bypass the state's largest standardized exams has risen steadily for more than a decade.
An Edina schools spokesperson said the district "vehemently denies the allegations in this lawsuit and will defend itself from these inaccurate and misleading claims."
The emphasis was on the new: New shoes. New start times. New principals. New clothes — even uniforms pulled together at the last minute.
In some cases, it is raising tough new questions on how the district will pay for the growth.
New data released by state education officials shows little improvement in other measures, including attendance and students' progress over time, although graduation rates are on the rise.
Most state districts won't start until after Labor Day.
Districts have used the funds to outfit kitchens with on-site cooking equipment and tools.
A nonprofit foundation says state's low graduation rate needs more attention than it is receiving.
It's not clear how long the graffiti, which include a swastika and a threatening message that used an ethnic slur, were at Lake Harriet Upper School.
Metro area districts' enrichment and academic offerings are broader than ever.
Mary Vanderwert decided to leave the race after failing to win key endorsements.
For Schatzlein, making sports arenas — and sidewalks, hotels and more — more accessible for people with disabilities was a lifelong mission.
Amid cuts, districts plan to put referendums on the ballot in November.
Summer college-prep program for low-income and aspiring first-generation college students blends practical instruction with the drumming and dance.
OutFront Minnesota hires Kelly Holstine in new outreach role to schools.
"Here Comes the Bus" will provide real-time updates about when school buses are nearing scheduled stops — and when they're running late.
School leaders around the state say years of insufficient funding and rising costs mean help from the state isn't enough.
With the school year over, some school districts and hourly workers are still wrangling over missed pay from weather cancellations.
Lawsuit involving public and charter area schools could go to trial in 2020.
Work on rebuilt campus will wrap this summer.
It's tricky to track where the aid to schools is going – and whether it's working.
The school and state education leader won awards from the national Green Ribbon Schools program.
School counselors from Bloomington, Minnetonka and an online school program based in Fergus Falls have been recognized with the Minnesota School Counselor of the Year…
District officials said the Highland Park Middle School staff member's language was damaging to St. Paul Schools' relationship with students and the community.
The students from Wayzata and Mounds View high schools are among 161 students recognized for top academic performance.
For eight years, Brenda Cassellius was the state's top education official.
More than 83 percent of students graduated on time, with some progress in narrowing the achievement gap.
Theresa Battle, the board's preferred candidate, has served in the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Osseo school districts.
The northeast Minnesota school district's financial woes were highlighted in Gov. Tim Walz's recent address.
Winner will be named at a banquet on May 5.
The bills have met with strong resistance from Republican lawmakers, education advocacy groups and some school administrators and teachers.
It's official: Minnesota schools that shut down during this year's relentless run of snow and cold won't have to make up for missed days of…
Gov. Tim Walz has expressed support for the issue and is expected to sign the bill.
'We believe in the future': With millions of dollars, businesses come to the aid of Owatonna schools
Supplies and funds from the community will lower a school bond referendum to $116M.
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…