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About 84% of high school seniors graduated on time.
Faribault was named the winner but a scoring shake-up could shift the results.
The case could return to court if no action is taken on a legal settlement.
Academics collided with life challenges, but there were some triumphs — and many see more hope ahead.
The new funds will help expand programs after the school year's disruptions.
Lakeville school activities will resume Saturday.
Minnesota school districts are preparing to lay off teachers, drop programs and increase class sizes as they begin to feel the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their budgets.
The winner will be named at a ceremony later this year.
The demonstrations came in response to the police shooting of Daunte Wright and concerns about racism in schools.
The move comes just as some students are returning to school buildings.
If you spent any time at community events in Brooklyn Center in the last six decades, it's likely you would have run into Tom Shinnick.You'd…
Districts want to make up for pandemic setbacks but worry about funding.
A woman in her 40s told police she was assaulted in East Lake Community Park by a man who said he needed help.
New commissioner says system showed ability to adapt quickly.
The community will be asked to participate.
Revisions aim to include more voices and have attracted more attention than usual.
Local districts are set to lose millions of dollars in state aid for the 2021-22 school year — a time when many of those missing students are expected to finally return to classrooms.
Enrollment is down by 2% statewide, with bigger drops in kindergarten and the other early grades.
Gov. Tim Walz announced that all Minnesota middle and high schools can opt to bring students back for hybrid or in-person learning as soon as Feb. 22, and all schools should offer it by March 8.
A rising number of Minnesota school districts are planning to make full-time online school a permanent option for thousands of students. Some school leaders are pushing hard to launch their own online schools as soon as this fall.
A new report finds that half of licensed teachers in Minnesota are out of the classroom.
The school board voted unanimously Tuesday to accept Michael Muñoz's resignation, effective June 30.
An outbreak of the virus among transportation staff forced the switch.
Michael Muñoz is under scrutiny over past communications.
It's like the first day of class again, but with real reasons for teachers, staff to have jitters.
Some federal aid may go toward offsetting "learning loss"caused by pandemic hurdles.
As students struggle with loss, they long for a return to routine. Nearing the halfway mark of the school year, school leaders are wrestling with how to get many of them back in the classroom.
As with the last round of stimulus funds, schools are expected to have some flexibility in deciding how to spend the money.
In classrooms or at home, students have more options for virtual tours and visits.
Several large school districts plans to reopen elementary schools.
The state will leave the decision to reopen to local school districts.
Rising spread of COVID-19 and staffing shortages have sent more than half of Minnesota's public districts and charter schools into full-timedistance learning. And there's little indication that students could be back to schools anytime soon.
Just 45 of the state's 500 school districts had full-time in-person classes last week.
Michael Muñoz lifted passages from several sources in letter to staff.
Because of pandemic-related staffing shortages, most doubt a return to classrooms until at least January.
Teenage sisters in Woodbury are sharing the gift of books with hundreds of students.
In-person assessments may resume this spring if the pandemic allows.
Anyone who worked with Annette Dreier at the Wedge Community Co-op had a good chance of finding themselves chuckling over a reminder to turn in…
Michelle Dennard is now a nominee for the national Education Support Professional award.
A few districts have provided tentative dates for when they hope to bring students back. But many school leaders are telling parents they don't know when distance learning might end.
Wayne Kazmierczak was recognized for his work on equity and leadership.
Surging community spread of COVID-19 is sidelining a staggering number of teachers and school staff — and forcing many districts to shift to distance learning…
Voters in several Minnesota communities rejected their school districts’ requests for additional local funding, prompting some schools to begin planning for major budget cuts. More…
To provide meals to students at school and at home, schools have had to adapt.
The program from the YMCA of the North aimed to demystify the voting process.
A Stillwater prison inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 died Sunday, becoming the third Minnesota inmate to die after contracting the virus.The 61-year-old man, whose…
Co-curricular athletics and activities will continue through the end of the fall season in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district.
Activities, sports raise safety concerns
Early voting along with the focus on the presidential election make the outcomes hard to gauge.
Elementary students in the state's largest school district will remain in a hybrid format after the Nov. 4 change, made amid the rising spread of COVID-19 in the area.
In his six years serving in the Minnesota Legislature, Dan Knuth's expertise in hydrology and environmental issues proved to be the right background for the…
Enrollment is down amid the pandemic, leaving districts to wonder if students will return.
More than 500 schools reported at least one positive case in the last two weeks, and 24 school buildings had outbreaks with at least five positive cases.
Average score in state has remained steady recently.
The state reports more than 860 cases in schools since August.
The Sibley East school district tried to reopen over the objections of state officials, but later reversed course.
District cites policy against staff political advocacy.
Minnesota schools, reopening amid a pandemic and a national reckoning over systemic racism, are sharpening their focus on the state’s decadeslong problems with achievement gaps…
The schools were recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for progress in narrowing achievement gaps.
From specialized masks to band practice in the gym, music programs adapt
No sooner had classes begun when many shifted gears.
The state's traditional post-Labor Day start to the school year is anything but typical, with various distance strategies at work.
Students, teachers and families across state face academic experience like never before.
While many of the state's largest districts are starting their year with remote instruction, others are combining online classes with shortened weeks at school — or fully reopening.
Powered by volunteer teen tutors, student-created organizations are connecting struggling learners in Minnesota and around the world.
Some won't start just after Labor Day, citing the need for more time to get ready.
Staffing shortages and safety concerns driving change in strategies.
Districts' plans vary, but many are promising parents that it will be better than last spring's "crisis mode" efforts.
Julie Nielsen previously served in several roles for the east metro district.
Districts across Minnesota have begun to announce their reopening plans for the new school year, with many opting for a “hybrid” blend of in-person instruction…
Qorsho Hassan, 30, who teaches fourth grade, will represent Minnesota in the national contest.
The state's Safe Learning Plan relies on many variables.
Teachers and districts have less than six weeks to prepare their volatile reopening plans.
Gov. Tim Walz's "Safe Learning Plan" also outlines a need for schools to maintain strict cleaning procedures, make accommodations for physical distancing and enforce near-universal mask wearing.
Superintendent Ed Graff said district officials want the school year to begin Sept. 8 with what they're calling "distance learning with supports," a model in which instruction and coursework would happen remotely.