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Population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show steady growth across cities in the metro area since 2010, particularly the core cities. Percentage change in population between 2010 and 2014.
The Minneapolis and Robbinsdale school districts are forging ahead with plans for the FAIR School even though legislators failed to pass a measure that would formally transfer management of the fine-arts magnet school.
Minneapolis is now the 46th-largest city in the country, moving up two positions over the past year, new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for 2014 show.
Testing vendor says new filters will block hackers. Florida schools also had trouble.
Computer problems continue to plague kids taking state examinations.
Owners of a $400,000 home would pay $299 more per year to help modernize classrooms and expand high school.
District is asking voters to fund a proposal that calls for adding on to the high school and security and infrastructure improvements.
When the old folks take on the young folks at volleyball, guess who usually wins ...
He has spent decades creating a hospitable space for black students, faculty and others
More districts weigh shift, which helps sleepy teens perform better in the classroom.
Four teachers have sued the Minnesota Board of Teaching, accusing the state agency of routinely denying licenses to qualified teachers, many of whom are teachers of color or teach in hard-to-fill areas such as special education or English language learner instruction.
Twelve-year-old Abdullahi Charif died last year several days after he was found floating in a pool following a middle-school swim class.
Minnesota and four other states were first group to receive waiver renewals.
Special education students at Harrison Education Center subject to fights, poor instruction, federal complaint claims
Group claims Minneapolis school is failing special education students.
Districts are stepping up efforts to hire teachers of color as student diversity is increasing across Minnesota.
Grant Two Bulls’ work analyzing 200-year-old pollen samples is creating a new and fascinating snapshot of an American Indian encampment on Lake Calhoun.
On one side, youth. On the other, experience. Guess who usually wins when students and seniors play volleyball?
The governor inserted himself into a contentious debate about the amount of time children spend taking exams each year.
The day before Dani Denison was set to begin student teaching at a metro-area high school, she sent an e-mail to the teacher who had…
Citing positive changes in the ways schools handle behavior problems, Department says suspensions down 20 percent between 2010 and 2014
A Star Tribune analysis shows that students in most Minnesota charter schools are failing to hit learning targets and are not achieving adequate academic growth. It also shows a widening gap between success of white and minority students.
The Republican-backed measure to oust No Child Left Behind would hurt the nation’s poorest schools, the report says.
The school district will hold a referendum on a $125 million bond proposal on May 5.
Daycare accused of leaving boy on bus outside a learning center
Classical and Hebrew instruction highlight the academy opening this fall.
This spring, Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are girding for one of the biggest showdowns in a decade on how to revamp the 13-year-old No Child Left Behind law that fundamentally challenged norms in public education by requiring schools prove students were effectively learning core subjects.
Future is uncertain for popular programs in east and west metro.
The $125 million measure for school upgrades would be the district’s first in over 10 years.
The brutal blast of arctic air that shut down schools across Minnesota on Wednesday also gave students a good excuse to stay home — even…
A blast of dangerously cold weather prompted many districts to close for Wednesday, as education officials wrestled with how best to protect students from the minus-30 windchills forecast.
Minnetonka senior citizens hope to get more invested in local high schools.
Minneapolis and St. Paul schools implement new weather rules on when to close. Now, the windchill must be at least 35 below. As of Monday morning, the Twin Cities just missed that threshold.
Schools say they were promised governor would name director for their 2.5 million-acre land trust.
Most conversations about school funding in Minnesota revolve around federal and state dollars or the lack thereof. Local investments in education get a lot…
Walking to the bathroom can be a 20-minute odyssey for Blake School’s Schmitty Smith. Smith must traverse four flights of stairs to the school’s basement…
Gov. Dayton took the rare step of canceling classes on Monday due to subzero temps. Several other organizations followed suit. Wind chills could drop as low as -60 early Monday morning.
The “Celebration School” honor goes to improved schools that get federal poverty aid.
Recognizing the value in science, technology, engineering and math skills, Osseo High School is making a major investment in Project Lead the Way.
Plans include the program’s FAIR schools being managed or owned by local school districts.
Advocates say Gov. Mark Dayton’s pledge of programs for every 3- and 4-year-old in the state has inspired them.
Research found the preschoolers, particularly poor, minority kids, scored better on readiness tests.
Career and College Academy will open next fall, and offer classes in four fields that don’t require college.
They are student representatives on the state council overseeing the implementation of the law, which gives schools across the state new tools to combat student harassment.
During the 18 years he served on the Anoka-Hennepin School Board, Scott Wenzel was unafraid to take on thorny issues and speak his mind, especially if he believed his actions helped students and teachers, colleagues said.
Some private schools’ online class programs got an early test run Monday when the season’s first snowfall caused closings.
Fridley firm has drawn ire for missing buses, late service. It says it has strong safety record.
Eden Prairie, Elk River among districts that came out ahead.
New construction was another major item in several bond questions.
The school district is asking voters for more money; if not, district officials say, they will be forced to cut programs and teacher jobs.
With the national education award comes a $25,000 cash prize and acknowledgment that Angela Harvala is one of the best U.S. teachers.
David Law returns to district of his youth on a mission to enhance its reputation.
Robbinsdale district is one of several in the west and north metro seeking levy dollars.
An increasing number of Minnesota students are forming software coding clubs, attending coding camps, and participating in organized coding events known as CoderDojos, which are popping up across the state.
The South View Writing Center helps demystify the writing process and boosts collaboration between students.
Last week, the issue of bullying was thrust back in the spotlight as the Minnesota State High School League considered a policy that would allow transgender athletes to play on a team of their chosen gender identity. Several transgender people testified about harassment they endured in school.
The high-poverty schools aren’t doing enough to close the achievement gap between white and minority students or have overall academic performance problems.
Every elementary school in Brainerd School District got Blue Ribbon designation as top school.
Minnesota students showed little overall improvement in reading, math or science, according to the latest batch of results from statewide, standardized tests taken by nearly 500,000 elementary and high school students this spring.
Named after a locally endangered butterfly, the school came out of long-term planning to deal with an increasing number of students with special needs.
Though the Columbia Heights school has high levels of poverty, its MCA scores are consistently among the highest in the state.
Target blames low participation. pulls funding for program at 11 Twin Cities schools.
This year, for the first time, the state of Minnesota is picking up the $134 million tab for full-day kindergarten, a move educators hope will provide an academic jump-start for the state’s youngest learners.
Minnesota students who are learning to speak English held steady on both the math and reading portions of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, which were released…
Met Council gets federal approval to begin the design of a 13-mile extension.
The snowy owl was rehabilitated at the U’s raptor center after being hit by a Washington bus.
Neil and Buzz, St. Paul’s polar bears, will get their new neighbors this fall.
Gaps in graduation rates between white students and minority students persist. The plan from Generation Next, the education reform group led by former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, aims to reduce that gap.
Groups donate time, goods to fill a gap for strapped districts, parents.
A laborers union said it found the violations at school sites as districts add on to prepare for all-day kindergarten classes in fall.
Edina School District has solved claim, but Minnetonka case is one still being reviewed.
District hopes devices will aid vulnerable park-goers.
School District rebuts union child-labor claim.
A minor was found working at a school site in Minnetonka.
Patrick Exner was fired after accusations that he changed students’ GRAD test answers.
The controversial group fought for basic-skills exams, teacher evaluations.