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New view of achievement gap: Lawsuit spurs Twin Cities superintendents to change their approach to improving education equity
WDAY 6 - 8/16/17

More than scores: MN rethinks assessments of English language learners
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/11/17

Minnesota revamps the way it identifies low-performing schools, sticks with support model
MinnPost - 8/10/17

Minnesota math performance slipping; reading up slightly
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/7/17

Commentary - Federal education policy: Now deferring to states like Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/8/17

St. Paul students’ scores slide again

St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/8/17

Dayton bemoans size of pre-K expansion
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/4/17

Minnesota keeps testing students, but new plan revamps grading of schools
Faribault Daily News - 8/2/17

District to take new tact in finding subs for teachers
Star News - 8/1/17

Minnesota High Schools make commitment to transform the “Win-at-all-Costs” sports culture
DL-Online - 8/1/17

Report: Minnesota, Wisconsin Among Top 10 Best School Systems In U.S.
CBS News - 7/31/17

Almost 3 percent of Minnesota teens identify as transgender, gender nonconforming
SC Times - 7/29/17

Minnesota’s Proposed ‘Transgender Tool Kit’ For Students Causes A Stir
CBS Minnesota - 7/19/17

Ag land tax credit coming in 2018
Sentinel - 7/15/17

Franken introduces bill to fight teacher shortage
Brainerd Dispatch - 7/15/17

College-going rate among MN high school graduates dips below 70 percent
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/7/17

Advocates push to ensure Minnesota's new education plan supports English Learners
MinnPost - 6/30/17

Minnesota parents continue argument that unions protect bad teachers
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 6/28/17

Minnesota schools say student support grants paying off
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/27/17

School vouchers get a new report card
National Public Radio - 6/26/17

Does Minnesota lead the nation in per pupil spending? Not anymore
Tribune News Service - 6/23/17

Minnesota schools are getting $483M in new funding. Why are so many still tightening belts?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 6/17/17

New rules will make teacher requirements more flexible
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/14/17

LIFO surprise: With contentious ‘last in, first out’ suddenly gone from statute, where are teacher layoff policies headed?
MinnPost - 6/8/17

New lead-testing mandate lies ahead for schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/7/17

Asked about discrimination, DeVos said this 14 times
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/7/17

Minnesota Legislature decisions will impact Northfield, Faribault schools
Northfield News - 6/6/17

New lead-testing mandate lies ahead for schoolsCompromise education bill passed by House in special session
House Session Daily - 5/24/17

Mark Dayton vetoes teacher licensing overhaul bill
St. Pioneer Press - 5/18/17

Minnesota standardized test scores have a new value. Here’s why it could pay to opt-in.
MinnPost - 5/18/17

Tax relief bill could be deal maker for school referendums
Daily Globe - 5/17/17

Teacher licensing overhaul heads to Mark Dayton — whether he’ll veto it is unclear
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/17/17

Joe Nathan column: 2 new ways to save thousands in college costs
Hometown Source - 5/17/17

Lessons on race and vouchers from Milwaukee
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/16/17

Lawmakers hope teacher licensing changes are enough to win Dayton’s support
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/15/17

What’s the right answer for preschool education?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/13/17

Lawmakers look to weigh in on Minnesota’s federal education accountability plan
MinnPost - 5/11/17

Dayton, GOP far apart on K-12 education funding
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/3/17

One principal’s Twitter invite and the budget realities he wants to share
MinnPost - 5/1/17

More Access to Early-Childhood Education Needed in Minnesota
Public News Service - 4/27/17

Dayton lays out veto threats
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/26/17

Minnesota proceeds with caution — and questions — as it complies with federal education law under DeVos
MinnPost - 4/19/17

Absences, fitness, atmosphere -- new ways to track schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/17/17

When school choice means choosing segregation
Vice News - 4/12/17

Farmers could see 40 percent tax credit relief
Marshall Independent - 4/12/16

Having just one black teacher can keep black kids in school
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/10/17

Perpich arts center focuses on overhaul amid shutdown talk
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/10/17

Could new system curb Minnesota's teacher shortage?
Duluth News Tribune - 4/8/17

Who will teach career and technical training courses that states want?
PBS News Hour - 4/6/17

Lawmakers fine-tune proposed overhaul of teacher licensing in Minnesota
MinnPost - 4/5/17

MN Senate passes tax bill amid school squables
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/3/17


Senate GOP Approves Private School Tax Credit Measure
CBS Minnesota - 4/3/17

Minnesota House OKs teacher licensing overhaul
The Bemidji Pioneer - 4/3/17

Minnesota House approves education funding bill; Dayton wants more
Duluth News Tribune - 4/1/17

A State Shutdown Over Pre-K Funding?
Alpha News - 3/29/17

Minnesota Index: Teacher supply
House Session Daily - 3/27/107

Minnesota's teacher shortage: real, complicated
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/27/17

Early-childhood education money in dispute
Morris Sun Tribune - 3/28/17

Omnibus education finance bill approved during contentious hearing
House Session Daily - 3/24/17

Omnibus Ed finance bill offers opportunity in some areas, closes doors in others
House Session Daily - 3/22/17

Teacher seniority no guarantee
House Session Daily - 3/16/17

Seniority-based teacher layoffs debate will reignite Thursday at the Capitol
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/15/17

Proposed post-secondary programs for students with disabilities offer opportunity
House Session Daily - 3/15/17

Student concurrent enrollment programs seek equal footing
House Session Daily - 3/14/17

Chronic absence is the most important education problem in Minnesota that no one is talking about
MinnPost - 3/13/17

Court of Appeals rejects suit alleging state promotes school segregation
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/13/17

Minnesota schools slow to implement the Common Core national academic benchmarks
Duluth News Tribune - 3/11/17

Guest opinion: Setting the record straight on school trust lands
Brainerd Dispatch - 3/11/17

Bill could allow NorthStar students to earn school credits
Echo Press - 3/10/17

E-12 education policy omnibus bill takes shape
House Session Daily - 3/9/17

'Tax Credit Scholarships,' Praised By Trump, Turn Profits For Some Donors
National Public Radio - 3/7/17

Grants sought to provide mentor support for low-performing students
House Session Daily- - 3/7/17


Omnibus K-12 education policy bill aims to ‘do no harm

House Session Daily - 3/7/17

Audit: Educators do not understand how to use test results
Brainerd Dispatch - 3/6/17

Auditor: Testing takes up significant school time, has limited usefulness
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/6/17

Report on Student Assessments
Office of the Legislative Auditor - 3/6/17

Shortage forces Twin Cities schools to find creative ways to hire teachers and keep them
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/4/17

Minnesota legislators consider banning snow days, annoying kids statewide
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/2/17

‘Innovative approach’ proposed for teacher shortage situation
House Session Daily - 3/2/17

Just what IS a charter school, anyway?
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/1/17

Task force sought to review ‘cumbersome’ school financing system
House Session Daily - 2/28/17

Minnesota's high school graduation rates inched up last year, as racial gaps narrowed slightly
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/23/17

Meet Rep. Ron Kresha, the man behind two of the most controversial education bills at the state Capitol
MinnPost - 2/23/17   

Proposed teacher licensure changes create optimism, concerns
House Session Daily - 2/21/17

MN lawmakers want to overhaul how teachers get licensed
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/21/17

Teachers of color pitch proposals to increase ranks
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/21/17

The Legislature is going to be debating education funding again. How, exactly, does Minnesota pay for its schools?
MinnPost - 2/17/17

In school referendums, it's farms v. towns: Winona-area lawmakers exploring relief for rural tax bills
Winona Daily News - 2/12/17

Minnesota renews fight over school choice options
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/11/17

 

 
 
     
   
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/1/17
  
Recess gets a makeover
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/1/17
National Public Radio - 1/31/17

Education bill sets off debate in Minnesota

St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/25/17

Mental health issues on the rise in schools
Post Bulletin - 1/7/17

Minnesota earns C+ in national report on K-12 education
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/4/16

Better nutrition for students can help narrow learning gaps
Austin Daily Herald - 1/1/17

The 6 education stories to watch in 2017
MinnPost - 12/27/16

County and its partners get creative, and technical, with mental health issues
Pine Herald - 12/26/16

Legislative group adopts framework to fix teacher-licensure system
MinnPost - 12/22/16

Child Advocates Urge Minnesota Legislators to Pass 'Erin's Law'
KSTP.com

Growing property tax bills alarm farmers
Mankato Free Press - 12/8/16

Our view: Don’t jeopardize jump-start on college
Duluth News Tribune - 11/30/16

Michael J. Petrilli and Brandon L. Wright: Flexibility can boost education
Post Bulletin - 11/30/16

Will “school choice on steroids” get a boost under a Trump administration?
Heching Report - 11/28/16

State grants brings more support staff to 77 schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/18/16

Dayton-Smith Administration Announces Grants to Fund School Counselors and Student Support Staff at 77 Schools
Office of Governor Mark Dayton - 11/18/16

U of Minn. won't renew contract with Teach for America
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/7/16

Should Minnesota do more to stop standardized test cheating?
Inforum - 11/5/I6

Children are most likely to gain weight in summer, not winter
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/2/16

Survey: Minn. students reduce risky behavior, but 1 in 5 show depression
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/1/16

Judge rejects challenge to Minnesota teacher tenure laws
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 10/27/16

MN 8th- and 4th-graders outpace national test averages, but achievement gap persists
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/27/16

What are the main reasons teachers call it quits?
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/24/16

Klobuchar, Franken Announce $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for the Minnesota Apprenticeship Expansion Initiative
Real Estaterama - 10/24/16

Fewer college students taking remedial classes in state system
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 10/19/16


How Minnesota employers are trying to get more students interested in manufacturing
MinnPost - 10/18/16

A quiet crisis: Minnesota’s child care shortage
RuralMN.org - September 2016

Mark D. Matuska: Tax relief for our farmers also benefits our students
Post Bulletin - 9/30/16

Changes to teacher qualification requirements could lead to fewer college in high school options for students
The Caledonia Argus - 9/20/16

Here's how schools can support students' mental health
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/20/16

Charter school movement 25 years old, continues to grow
Shoreview Press - 9/7/16

Diversity of languages among Minnesota's schoolchildren is growing
Minneapolis Star Tribun - 9/6/16

MN Supreme Court ruling shifts school expulsion policy
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/6/16

New year brings new look at safety in Minnesota schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/5/16

School accountability measure headed for more change
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/1/16

Faribault, Northfield talk school psychologist shortage as position grows in importance
Northfield News - 8/24/16

MN ACT scores slip, but remain among nation's highest
Kare 11 News - 8/24/16

Americans like their schools just fine -- but not yours
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/23/16

Teacher tenure laws upheld in California
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/22/16

17 Minnesota High Schools Make Newsweek’s Top 500
Stillwater Patch - 8/11/16

Minnesota teachers apply for shortage relief
Post-Bulletin - 8/11/16

List of 74 Minnesota districts awarded preschool funding
Fox 9 News - 8/8/16

New data: Minn. test scores stagnant, achievement gap unchanged
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/28/16

Cautious optimism, and a lot of questions, about what the new federal education law will mean for Minnesota
MinnPost - 7/22/16

Addressing mental health issues in schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/20/16

Gov. Mark Dayton's plan fell short, but Legislature didn't ignore education
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/16/16

Parents sue state, school districts over teacher tenure
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/14/16

Educated workforce is paying off for Minnesota: Gov. Dayton
CNBC - 7/12/16

Rule change helps Minnesota schools avoid expensive elections
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/5/16

Board of Teaching found to continue failing to operate alternative licensing program
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/5/16

What good preschool looks like: Snapshots from 4 states
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/29/16

Schools taking a 'restorative' approach to discipline
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/23/16

Program targets teacher scarcities with loan relief
Up to $5,000 would be granted to teachers who choose to work in underserved areas.

Minnesota Daily - 6/22/16

Demand for recovery schools on the rise
Education Dive - 6/20/16

'Chartering' has changed significantly since introduction in Minnesota
Education Dive - 6/14/16

MnSCU quietly doubles the cost of earning college credit in high school
City Pages - 6/13/16

Price hike for high schools offering college courses draws criticism
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/8/16

How rural students are benefiting from a grass-roots mentorship program you've probably never heard of
MinnPost - 6/8/16

The civil rights problem in U.S. schools: 10 new numbers
Minnesota Public Radio- 6/7/16

LoveWorks, a beloved but low-performing charter school, pursues new alternative to shutting down
MinnPost - 6/6/16

From pre-K to school discipline: a look at the education initiatives that survived Minnesota's 2016 legislative session
MinnPost - 6/3/16

Why Minnesota needs more teachers of color
Twin Cities Daily Planet - 5/30/16

School bond taxes may be cut for farms
DL-Online - 5/25/16

Student support gets boost in Minnesota's supplemental budget
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/24/16

Licensing staff crunch blamed for shortage of teachers in Minnesota
Duluth Herald Tribune - 5/19/16

Joe Nathan column: 100 percent price increase from MnSCU is way too much
HometownSource.com - 5/19/16

New school discipline less punitive, more restorative
Post Bulletin - 5/13/16

Could the next essential disciplinary tool in St. Paul schools be a talking stick?
MinnPost - 5/11/16

Privacy advocates say student data legislation needs more work
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/10/16

Do charter schools work? On their 25th anniversary, results remain a work in progress
Deseret News - 5/9/16

School counselors face changing roles, growing need
SCTimes - 5/8/16

Donald Trump on education: Wrong, wrong and wrong
The Washington Post - 5/8/16

Duluth school district added to teacher tenure lawsuit
Duluth News Tribune - 5/5/16

Minnesota Sober School Takes Addiction Support Online
5 Eyewitness News - 5/5/16

DFL wants student support funds now, but GOP isn't budging
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/3/16

Minnesota manufacturing survey finds 'stigma' of blue-collar work a hurdle to attracting young people
MinnPost - 5/3/16

ABC 6 News Investigates SE Minnesota Teacher Shortage: "Who's Teaching Our Kids?"
KAAL TV - 5/2/16

1,400 Tutors Needed for 2016-17 School Year
Market Wired - 5/2/16

Osseo schools head off misbehavior before it starts
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/2/16

District sees higher teacher-to-student ratio
Albert Lea Tribune - 5/2/16

Mark Dayton: Spend loan windfall on Minnesota schools
St.. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/28/16

Senators reject bill to expel students who are violent towards teachers
Perham Focus - 4/28/16

Minnesota House debates bare-bones budget bill for schools, universities

Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/26/16

House passes omnibus education bill with limited funding, controversial policy
House Session Daily - 4/25/16

Can more money fix America's schools?
National Public Radio - 4/25/16

Education funding debate echos overall Minnesota money dispute
Duluth News Tribune - 4/25/16

House GOP: Schools, rural Minnesota need broadband most
Associated Press - 4/20/16

School discipline method teaches students how to behave
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/19/16

House DFLers call for action on disparity ‘crisis’
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/19/16

Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem
National Public Radio - 4/18/16

Vergara overturned, but teacher tenure conversation changed forever
WatchDog - 4/15/16

$50M Divide In State Senate, House Education Proposals
CBS Minnesota - 4/14/16

House GOP: Schools, rural Minnesota need broadband most
Miami Herald - 4/13/16

House GOP targets teacher diversity in budget plan
Associated Press - 4/13/15

Interest groups' lawsuit will target Minnesota teachers union protections
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/13/16

In funding fight, Minnesota school counselors now push for themselves
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/10/16

MN teachers union wants surplus money to boost racial equity in schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/5/16

Proposal would take ‘first step’ in addressing student assaults on teachers
House Session Daily - 4/5/16

Multiple bills seek to address teacher shortages, diversity issues
House Session Daily - 4/4/16

Omnibus education policy bill takes shape
House Session - 3/31/16

Dayton eyes surplus for broadband, tax cuts, education
The Mankato Free Press - 3/16/16

MN Lawmakers Consider New Gym Class Standards for Kids - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-16/childrens-issues/mn-lawmakers-consider-new-gym-class-standards-for-kids/a50861-1#sthash.QNgiNUjl.dpuf

Educational savings accounts for children with special needs proposed

House Session Daily -

MN Lawmaker Considers New Gym Class Standards for Kids

Public News Service - 3/16/16

Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith Release 2016 Supplemental Budget for a Better Minnesota
Office of Governor Mark Dayton - 3/15/16

Dayton’s Budget Proposes Less For Early Education

CBS Minnesota - 3/15/16


Group offers teacher shortage solutions

Kare11 - 3/14/16


Audit declares Minnesota's teacher licensure system 'broken.' But what's next?

MinnPost - 3/8/16

Minnesota's graduation gap: By the numbers
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/7/16

What education issues are on tap for Minnesota's 2016 legislative session?
MinnPost - 3/3/16

Legislators to consider early-childhood funding
Duluth News Tribune - 2/29/16

A Battle On Education Spending Is Brewing
CBS Minnesota - 2/28/16

Supreme Court to hear overturned expulsion appeal
Mankato Free Press - 2/27/16

More detailed student data seen as key to narrowing the achievement gap
MinnPost - 2/26/16

Graduation Rates Continue Showing Upward Trend, Gap Closure - Contains State/District/School Data
Minnesota Department of Education - 2/22/16

MN graduation rates show small, uneven increase
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/22/16

Pools at all Minn. schools too costly, so state recommends buddy system
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/21/16

Minnesota schools not closing achievement gaps, new state report shows
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/17/16

Fixing Minnesota’s school counselor crunch: If not now, say advocates, then when?

MinnPost.com - 2/12/16

Solutions for Stressed-Out High-School Students
Wall Street Journal - 2/12/16

Nonprofit brings coding classes to Minnesota elementary schools
Fox 9 News - 2/11/16

Hundreds of Minnesota School Districts Face Transportation Budget Deficits
5 Eyewitness News - 2/9/16

Minnesota Department of Education addresses summer 'nutrition gap'
Duluth News Tribune - 2/7/16

Don Heinzman column: Increased funding needed for students’ mental health support
Hometownsource.com - 2/5/16

Faster broadband suggested as some rural Minnesota areas remain behind
Grand Forks Herald - 2/4/16

'Minnesota Model' for early learning is on the right track
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/4/16

Teaching board fights against alternative license path
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/29/16

Fight over education funding expected in upcoming legislative session
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/28/16

State Of Minnesota Selects Mouse As Technology Curriculum Provider For 200 High Schools
PR Newswire - 1/27/16

St. Paul teachers don't stick around in schools with greatest needs
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - 1/23/16

Safety chief says Minnesota schools improving
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - 1/23/16

Minnesota lawmakers take on data privacy in classrooms
MySanAntonio.com - 1/20/16

Minnesota teaching board to challenge licensing ruling
Duluth News Tribune - 1/19/16

Meaning of 'segregation' is central to charter schools' concerns about new integration rules
MinnPost - 1/12/16

Proposal to tackle Minnesota school segregation sparks controversy
Education Dive - 1/8/16

Minnesota school integration reform advances despite opposition
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - 1/8/16

Teacher hiring "crisis" affecting northwestern Minnesota schools
Grand Forks Herald - 1/7/16

State assistance is a welcome boost for full-service community schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/4/16

State must process teacher licenses
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - 1/4/16

Research labs in high schools offer earlier hands-on experience
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/25/15

Patrick Henry: What a North Side public school can teach Minnesota
City Pages - 12/21/15

Graduation gap is closing in MN, just like everywhere else
Minnesota Public Radio News - 12/15/15

Segregation Now, Segregation Forever?
Progressive.org - 12/15/15

Minnesota students tackle 'Hour of Code'
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/10/15

Congress approves bill with less federal education involvement
Morris Sun Tribune - 12/9/15

Minnesota allows teachers 'reasonable force' to stop violence
Grand Forks Herald - 12/9/15

Perpich Center begins program for teacher training in region
West Central Tribune- 12/8/15

New collaboration makes preschool transportation priority
Southernminn.com - 12/8/15

Here's what east metro voters get for their school levy money
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - 12/5/15

Education Minnesota pushes for schools that serve as community hubs
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/3/15

Bill would require Minnesota high school students to pass the same test as immigrants
Duluth News Tribune - 12/1/15

After $79 million spending boost, Minnesota preschool push continues
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - 11/21/15

More children of color live in poverty than whites in Minnesota
West Central Tribune - 11/19/15

Minnesota schools get reprieve on new dual-credit mandates
Grand Forks Herald - 11/17/15

Congress is very close to leaving ‘No Child Left Behind’ behind
MinnPost - 11/18/15

Critic slams Twin Cities charter schools over race, discipline
Minnesota Public Radio News - 11/13/15

Legislators put rogue education agency on the spot at hearing
Watchdog.org - 11/13/15

Ag education majors return to UMC
AG Week - 11/10/15

Segregation Strong in Twin Cities, Parents Say
Courthouse News Service - 11/10/15

Some Minn. high schools try going without subs
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/9/15


Early learning listening session comes to Owatonna
Owatonna's Peoples Press - 11/9/15


House Education Finance and Education Innovation Committees tour Minnesota State Academies
Faribault Daily News - 11/9/15

Minnesota teacher licensing reform gets conflicting reports
Duluth News Tribune - 11/5/15 

Class-action school desegregation suit planned against state
TwinCities.com - Pioneer Press - 11/5/15

Minnesota school districts score big with voters
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/4/15

Minnesota schools asking voters for $1.8 billion - here's why
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - 10/31/15  

Nation's Report Card gives Minnesota students lackluster grades
St. Paul Pioneer Press -10/28/15

Minnesota lawmakers prepare to cut down on testing
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/28/15

College in Schools defended against attacks led by St. Olaf
Princeton Union-Eagle - 10/26/15

Obama wants students to stop taking unnecessary tests
Minnesota Public Radio News - 10/24/15

Federal funding cuts threaten school innovation and choice in Minnesota
The Hill (blog) - 10/22/15

District Education Center
SW News Media - 10/21/15

Principal Academy is rare training opportunity for Minnesota school leaders
Grand Forks Herald - 10/20/15

University of Minnesota helping with achievement gap, Kaler says
Prairie Business
- 10/19/15

Reading, writing, resilience? A new way to shrink the achievement gap
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/15/15

Area schools representative of teacher shortage statewide, nationally
Southernminn.com- 10/14/15

Educators, students grill education official over degree requirements for teachers
Watchdog.org      

Minnesota educators, parents and students vent over college credit rules change
Grand Forks Herald - 10/8/15

Are charter schools unconstitutional?
Minneapolis Star Tribune- 9/30/15

Minnesota's new teacher equity plan: 'It needs to be a living thing'
MinnPost - 9/28/15

Much to do if Minnesota educators hope to cut achievement gap in half by 2017
Duluth News Tribune - 9/26/15

Iron Range schools, eyes on mine money, consider their future
MinnPost - 9/25/15

Much to do if Minnesota educators hope to cut achievement gap in half by 2017
Duluth News Tribune

Minnesota gets US Department of Education grant for Excellent Educators for All initiative
Insight News- 9/17/15

Why some educators have serious problems with Minnesota’s school accountability system
MinnPost - 9/14/15

Kent Pekel: Why the MMR is a misleading way to measure schools
MinnPost - 9/14/15

New rule complicates classes for college credit

Bismarck Tribune - 9/12/15


College-credit classes in Minnesota high schools are at risk

Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/11/15

U.S. Department of Education Approves Minnesota's Plan to Provide Equal Access to Excellent ...
KARE - 9/10/15

Dayton names Minnesota's first School Trust Lands director
Duluth News Tribune  - 9/9/15

Minnesota gets $5 million grant
Brainerd Daily Dispatch - 9/9/15

Minnesota kindergartners ease into first grade after a year with all-day
Herald Review- 9/9/15

Greeting kids on first day of school, Dayton reiterates prekindergarten pitch
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/8/15

Good Question: How Much Do We Spend On Students?
CBS Local - 9/8/15

Fairgoers back changes to pre-K, teacher seniority
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/8/15

Minnesota teachers union renews call for fewer tests
Duluth News Tribune - 9/7/15

State Officials Consider Offering Access to Swimming Lessons at Minn. Public School
KSTP - 9/6/15

Coalition says better-trained tutors will close Minnesota's reading gap
Grand Forks Herald - 9/2/15

Lawmakers can help high school students get a jump-start on college
Minneapolis Star Tribune Editorial - 9/1/15

Many Minnesota schools show progress closing achievement gap
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/1/15

Minnesota test results show progress against school achievement gap
St. Paul Pioneer Press- 9/1/15

At least 76 MN school districts starting class early
KARE- 8/31/15

Rep. John Kline anticipates new education law
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/28/15

What do Americans think of Common Core standards? It depends on how you ask.
MinnPost - 8/27/15

Minnesota has highest ACT scores, but gaps between races remain
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/26/15

Schools scramble to find teachers as classes begin
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/26/15

Minnesota schools have long supply wishlists
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/24/15

In Minnesota, Teach for America offers new way to be classroom instructor
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/22/15

Compliments and challenges for Minnesota educators
Houston News - 8/19/15

Elk River helping launch next generation of readers
Star News - 8/19/15

Rep. Erin Murphy touring the state to build support for universal preschool
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/15/15

Report: MN falls short telling students about college credit options
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/10/15

Minnesota schools tighten belts despite boost in state aid
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/8/15

High schoolers and snooze buttons: A public health crisis?
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/8/15

Minnesota's achievement gap debated at NABJ conference
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/8/15

How one high-flying charter school operator is responding to some grim test scores
MinnPost - 8/5/15

Minn. Schools Try to Find Balance in Breakfast and Lunch Menus
KSTP - 8/4/15

State school districts use buyouts to shed bad apples
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/3/15

Pearson Settles With Education Department After Cyber Attacks
CBS News - 8/3/15

Keep moving forward on healthy school meals
MinnPost - 8/3/15

Learning is a local thing, as Minnesota initiatives show
Star Tribune Commentary - 8/2/15

Test scores prompt state lawmakers to plan hearings
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/30/15

Statewide testing shows little change in student scores
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/30/15

Minnesota student test scores show little change
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/30/15

MCA test scores unaffected by online glitches, review finds
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/29/15

Capitalize on your ability to innovate, charter network co-founder urges conferees
MinnPost - 7/30/15

Website ranks N.D. 7th, Minnesota 8th for best school systems
Grand Forks Herald - 7/28/15

Beyond the headlines: NCLB reform's lesser-known provisions
MinnPost -7/27/15

Building the world’s best workforce
Sun Current - 7/22/15

Congress: Let nation's districts improve struggling schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/21/15

Minnesota ranked No. 1 in national poll for well-being of children
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/21/15

Dayton: No 2016 tax cut deal without more pre-K funding
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/21/15

Minnesota ranks as top state for kids, report finds
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/20/15

Senate approves major overhaul of federal K-12 education policy
KBIR - 7/16/15

Op-ed: Meet the Next Generation of Engineering Education
US News - 7/16/15

Minnesota charter schools will be pushed to diversify
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/11/15

Is our legislators learning? After 13 years, Congress takes stab at reforming No Child Left Behind
MinnPost - 7/8/15

Changes would allow schools more leeway when using integration money
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/8/15

Minnesota gets more preschool funding, but for fewer kids, some predict
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/6/15

Editorial:  Balancing integration and achievement goals in Minnesota schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/4/15

The Education Law Everyone Wants to Fix
Newsweek - 7/3/15

Funding cuts end mandatory ACT testing in Minnesota schools
Duluth News Tribune - 7/1/15

Glitched online tests could be put aside for Minnesota students
Grand Forks Herald - 6/29/15

Political Notebook: Law passed too late for local schools
Post Bulletin - 6/29/15

Counterpoint: Don't go writing off Q Comp
Star Tribune - 6/28/15

Report: Federal Education Funding Plummeting
US News - 6/24/15

Fight brews over whether charters will be included in state integration aid rules
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 6/20/15

More money for preschool scholarships will only go so far
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/18/15

Push for swimming requirement in MN schools gains traction
Kare11 - 5/17/15

Minnesota education bill gives American Indian schools boost
Grand Forks Herald - 6/13/15

Legislature passes budget bills after dramatic special session
MinnPost - 6/13/15

Universal pre-K has merit but many questions beg answering
Mille Lacs County News (Blog) - 6/7/15

Pre-Labor Day school start? New education bill would give districts that option
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNew - 6/6/15

$17 billion eduction bill finalized in Minnesota, with $525 million added
Grand Forks Herald - 6/5/15

Prospects of Saturday special session in doubt
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/4/15

Agreement over education funding clears way for special session
MinnPost - 6/2/15

Dayton and GOP push pre-K aside, but parents want it
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/2/15

Budget talks break through; Minn. government shutdown unlikely
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/1/15

Dayton, House GOP move toward final budget deal
Star Tribune Blog - 6/1/15

No deal in state budget talks as layoffs loom
Park Rapids Enterprise - 5/30/15

Early learning experts called in by GOP, Dayton for pre-K discussions
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/28/15

Dayton And Lawmakers Refocus Budget Fight On Education
CBS Minnesota - 5/27/15

Ways Schools Can Address Growing Mental Health Concerns - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/ways-schools-can-address-growing-mental-health-concerns-1201854224#sthash.MoT1RoY8.dpuf

 

Ways Schools Can Address Growing Mental Health Concerns - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/ways-schools-can-address-growing-mental-health-concerns-1201854224#sthash.MoT1RoY8.dpuf

Ways schools can address growing mental health concerns
Education World - 5/27/15

Our view:  Phy ed loses in St. Paul, wins in Duluth
Culuth News Tribune - 5/26/15

Dayton, Daudt talk nice but no deal on Minnesota budget
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/26/15

The other 196 pages of the vetoed education bill: How mixed is this bag?
MinnPost - 5/26/15

Talks Between Gov, House Speaker Begin Tuesday To Avoid Shutdown
CBS Minnesota - 5/25/15

Minnesota schools hoping money for maintenance survives education bill veto
Duluth News Tribune - 5/25/15

Minority students hit hardest by school suspensions in N.D., Minnesota
Grand Forks Herald - 5/24/15

With more budget vetoes, session and shutdown preparation begins
Capitol Chatter - 5/23/15

With more budget vetoes, session and shutdown preparations begin - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2015/05/23/with-more-budget-vetoes-session-and-shutdown-preparations-begin/#sthash.09A9IzoN.dpuf


The elements of an E-12 deal for Minnesota are present

Minneapolis Star Tribune Commentary - 5/23/15

Minnesota Legislators hit deal by leaving out the man who has to sign it
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/23/15

PoliGraph: Arguing for and against public pre-K
Minnesota Public Radio Capitol View - 5/22/15

Budget impasse puts school districts' plans on hold
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/20/15

Minnesota Funding dispute forces education layoffs
Duluth News Tribune - 5/20/15

Dayton rejuects education bill; special ession ahead
Crookston Times - 5/20/15

Session ends in a rush; special session likely
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/19/15

From veto threats to MinnesotaCare: where things stand on the last day of the 2015 legislative session
MinnPost - 5/18/15

Why Dayton's veto threat may pose problems — for Dayton
MinnPost - 5/18/15

Dayton's education funding fight is a lot like one fought by Arne Carlson, with one big difference
MinnPost - 5/18/15

Suspense hangs over Capitol as Dayton renews veto threat over early ed
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/18/15

Dayton: Prepare for a special session
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/17/15

Education deal in hand as Mark Dayton's veto threat looms
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/17/15

Dayton, leaders digging in on education
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/16/15

Minnesota teachers' salaries stall, but health spending soars
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/13/15

School District Self-Funding Health Care, Saving Money
CBS Minnesota - 5/15/15

Poor marks for MN teacher board lead to state investigation
Watch Dog - 5/13/15


Early childhood learning plays key role in future of Minnesota

Bluff County News - 5/12/15


Dayton calls for larger 4 percent boost to school funding formula
Hot Dish Politics Blog - 5/11/15

In sprint to budget deal, Dayton floats more money for K-12 school funding formula
Daily Reporter - 5/11/15

Dayton, legislators add school spending to budget fight
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/8/15

Legislative fixes for remediation
Inside Higher Ed - 5/8/15

Dayton's Early Learning Council expresses reservations about his pre-K plan
MinnPost - 5/5/15


$157 million education increase: DFLers say change is insignificant
Northland News - 5/4/15

Schools, Families Decry House & Senate Education Budgets
CBS Minnesota - 5/4/15

Capitol budget plans will force classroom cuts, school leaders warn
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/4/15

Five school districts OK'd for another year of four-day weeks
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/30/15

Minnesota Senate authorizes $17 billion for education, agrees on little else
Grand Forks Herald - 4/29/15

Dayton not satisfied with Senate education bill
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/29/15 

Senate passes education plan to send $365 million more toward schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/29/15 

ACT another way to test schools?
Post Bulletin - 4/29/15 

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan is pushing for preschool in Minnesota
Grand Forks Herald - 4/29/15 

Minnesota House approves education budget bill, 69-61
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/25/15

House GOP Shuts Down DFL Education Spending Proposal
KSTP - 4/23/15

Should Minnesota fund universal pre-K?
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/21/15

Minnesota Legislators Consider Bills to Reduce NCLB Testing Requirements
The Heartland - 4/21/15

Lawyer raises pressure on Board of Teaching to comply with state law
MinnPost - 4/20/15

After easy re-election, Rep. John Kline hits snags in the more conservative House
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/20/15


Lawmakers, education experts at odds with Dayton’s pre-K proposals

Albert Lea Tribune - 4/19/15

Minnesota Legislature:  Final educatio bill still a big unknown
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/18/15

Testifiers, legislators begin critique of House omnibus education bill
House Session Daily - 4/15/15

Dayton says Legislature's education spending plans too small
Grand Forks Herald - 4/15/15

Republicans want preschool scholarships, not universal pre-K
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/14/15

Computer crash blocks online test access in Minnesota
Grand Forks Herald - 4/14/15

How many kids need preschool in Minnesota?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/11/15

School superintendents in low property wealth districts lobby for disparity aid
House Session Daily - 4/10/15

Teachers sue state board over license delays, denials
Watch Dog - 4/10/15

Study: Most K-12 schools lack engineering-centered education
Purdue Newsroom - 4/9/15

Bipartisan support for districts holding all spending referendums on Election Day
House Session Daily - 4/9/15

Senate DFL tweaks state spending goals
Hot Dish Politics Blog - 4/9/15

School districts foresee yet another fiscal cliff, despite Dayton's ed plan
MinnPost - 4/9/15

Education committee mulls Dayton’s updated E-12 budget recommendations
House Session Daily - 4/8/15

Bill proffered to unseal expunged criminal records for prospective teachers
House Session Daily - 4/6/15

Schools consider tough spending decisions as lawmakers negotiate budgets
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/5/15

Rural schools struggle to pay for transportation
Duluth News Tribune - 4/5/15

School Trust Lands supposed to be earning money for schools
Duluth News Tribune - 4/5/15

Preschool plan may need more cash for classrooms, Minnesota officials say
Grand Forks Herald - 4/5/15

Mark Dayton says he'll find way to reduce student testing
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/2/15

Universal preschool not embraced by all lawmakers, educators
Owatonna People's Press - 4/1/15

State School Measurement System Wins Federal Re-Approval
CBS Minnesota - 3/31/15

Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes.
Washington Post - 3/28/15

Regional school officials want funding formula increase to avoid cuts
Owatonna People's Press - 3/27/15

Minnesota could drop the number of required tests for students
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/27/15

Area school districts keep close watch on pre-K legislation
ABC News -3/26/15

Education commissioner outlines achievement gaps, budget plans
Brainerd Dispatch - 3/26/15

Bill seeks to ease Minnesota teacher shortages
Post Bulletin - 3/25/15

Minnesota's cash support of poor schools among nation's best
St. Paul Pioneer - 3/25/15

'Grow your own' teacher of color programs provide a solution
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/22/15

The education proposals you haven’t heard about this session
MinnPost - 3/20/15

Dayton takes his plan for universal pre-k to school
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/20/15

 

Omnibus education policy bill clears first hurdle in House
House Session Daily - 3/19/15

Education leads Dayton budget, with elderly care officials disappointed
West Central Tribune - 3/18/15

Minnesota Considers New School Phy Ed Benchmarks

 

Minnesota Considers New School Phy Ed Benchmarks

Farm families look for relief from school building levies
House Session Daily - 3/18/15

Early learning scholarships could see boost in funding
House Session Daily - 3/17/15

Soon-to-open Flex Academy, with ties to for-profit K12, excites some, raises eyebrows in others
MinnPost - 3/16/15

Opt-out push urges parents to buck standardized tests
SC Times - 3/15/15

MDE data shows over 57,400 children enrolled in all-day kindergarten statewide
Hometown Source - 3/15/15

Minnesota's school testing changes face tough sell to feds
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/14/15

In good times, Minnesota shifts focus to training workers
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/13/15

Education Department bill hones in on reducing standardized tests
House Session Daily - 3/12/15

Republicans Announce 2 New Bills On Choice in Education
KSTP - 3/11/15

Dayton's testing idea has ed world wondering: Why?
MinnPost - 3/10/15

Teacher shortages could be helped by out-of-state licensure reform, advocates say
House Session Daily - 3/10/15

Too many standardized tests, not enough instructional time?
House Session Daily - 3/10/15

Minnesota lawmaker wants students to pass citizenship test before graduating
Inforum - 3/10/15

Excessive standardized exams taking heavy toll, governor tells lawmakers
DL Online - 3/9/15

Minnesota legislators zero in on ed policy
Education Dive - 3/9/15

Governor proposes cutting schools' standardized testing by a third
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/6/15

House lawmakers approve teacher layoffs bill
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/6/15

House passes teacher tenure, licensure reform bill that targets teacher quality
House Daily Session - 3/5/24

Senate GOP plan:  Break up Minneapolis school district
St. Paul Pioner Press - 3/5/15

Shortage of school bus drivers felt by many districts in Minnesota
House Session Daily - 3/3/15

Starting Line: Where should unclaimed lottery winnings go?
House Daily Session - 3/2/15

Minnesota faces teacher shortage, but how best to fix it?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/28/15

Local control: schools want calendar authority
Mankato Free Press - 2/28/15

Minnesota teacher tenure vote stalled by questions of cost
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/27/15

Minnesota's graduation rates for students of color raises alarms
Faribault Daily News - 2/27/15

Legislators want Minnesota's education programs to publicly disclose how well they're preparing future teachers
MinnPost - 2/27/15

KSTP/SurveyUSA: Minnesotans Favor 'Quality,' Not 'Seniority' in Teacher Layoffs
KSTP - 2/26/15

State House poised for heated teacher tenure debate
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/26/15

Minnesota graduation rates are up, but 2020 goal will be a steep climb
Minneapols Star Tribune - 2/25/15

Legislators hear from educators
Park Rapids Enterprise - 2/25/15

Leaders seek course reversal on lagging support for American Indian students
House Session Daily - 2/25/15

American Indian leaders seek more state money for education
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/25/15

Lawmakers show interest in counting computer science as a math class credit
House Session Daily - 2/24/15

Key committee rejects universal, all-day preschool bill
House Session Daily - 2/24/15

Key House committee rejects universal, all-day preschool bill
Waseca Countiy News - 2/24/15

MN high school grad rate tops 80 percent; students of color still lag
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/24/15

Minnesota Senate GOP outlines $445M education spending boost
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/24/15

 


St.. Paul, Minnesota graduation rates continued to climb in 2014
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/24/15

Minnesota lawmakers aim to revamp seniority rules on teacher layoffs
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/23/15

Legislation requires all Minnesota students to take ACT test
Sun Focus - 2/22/15

Why the Legislature is trying to fix a teacher-licensing problem it fixed four years ago
MinnPost - 2/20/15

Compelling high school attendance until age 18 held over by committee
House Session Daily - 2/19/15

Legislators dissect Dayton’s proposed $373 million bump in education spending
House Session Daily - 2/18/15

MN near bottom in on-time graduation for students of color
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/19/15

Legislators debate the merits of tax credits for education expenditures
House Session Daily - 2/17/15

Charter schools struggling to meet academic growth
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/17/15

 

 


School leaders applaud interest in early learning, ask if universal pre-k is feasible

Waseca County News - 2/13/15

Math standards update could be delayed by five years
House Session Daily - 2/12/15

Superintendents Request Earlier School Year
Senate Media Services - 2/12/15

Panel Considers School Breakfast Expansion
Senate Media Services - 2/12/15

In-school reading tutor program aims to increase its impact
House Session Daily - 2/11/15

Extending Temporary Teaching Licenses
Senate Media Services - 2/11/15

Northfield School District wise to align itself with SEE
Northfield News - 2/10/15

Minnesota teacher licensing, evaluation changes debated in House committee
Inforum - 2/10/15

Minnesota teacher licensing, layoff changes debated
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/10/15

Starting Line: With all-day K in place, is all-day preschool next?
House Session Daily - 2/9/15

Bill would give local control to school scheduling decisions
Duluth News Tribune - 2/7/15

Proposal for more school counselors greeted with mixed reviews
Owatonna People's Press - 2/6/15

Bill would come to the rescue of four-day school weeks
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/6/15

Additional state funding for teacher evaluations proposed
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/5/15

Early ed is hot at the Capitol, but with a rift: Focus on all kids or at-risk kids?
MinnPost - 2/5/15

Minnesota Senate DFLers want $500 million in new education funding
Inforum - 2/5/15

House Republicans question Mark Dayton's early-education proposals
St. Paul Pioneer - 2/4/15

Governor’s proposed pre-K options get mixed reaction
House Session Daily - 2/4/15

Why Common Core makes the grade
Minneapolis Star Tribune Editorial - 2/4/15

Senate DFL education plan grows larger
MPR Capitol View - 2/4/15

Pre-Labor Day school debate back on the calendar
House Session Daily - 2/3/15

Viewed as intrusive, legislators say survey needs parental ‘opt-in'
House Session Daily - 2/3/15

Minnesota schools with 4-day weeks plead to continue
Grand Forks Herald - 2/3/15

Minnesota legislative debate opens on pre-Labor Day school start
Inforum - 2/3/15

Does Minnesota's new approach to pre-K scholarships pay off for students?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/31/15

Mark Dayton doubles down on Minnesota early education
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/31/15

MN lawmakers pressed to boost physical education
Kare11 - 1/29/15

No license? No problem! MN tries alternative teachers
Watchdog.org - 1/28/15

Lawmakers listen as educators share ‘achievement gap’ success stories
House Session Daily - 1/27/15

Starting Line: Require students to stay in school until age 18?
House Session Daily - 1/26/15

Bill Would Update Student Phys Ed Standards, Require Tests
CBS Minnesota - 1/26/15

Education-focused Dayton budget covers a wide range of issues - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2015/01/27/education-focused-dayton-budget-covers-a-wide-range/#sthash.SxUeKNUu.dpuf


More than 25% of students at Minnesota's colleges must take remedial classes

MinnPost - 1/26/15

Should Minnesota change how schools' upkeep is funded?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/25/15

Bill puts teacher evaluations to the test ... again
Daily Globe - 1/25/15

Bill puts Minnesota teacher evaluations to the test, again
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/24/15

Congress could cut back on federally mandated student tests
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/23/15

Dayton’s budget plan to focus on children
MPR Capitol View - 1/23/15

Advocates make pitch for increased early ed funding
House Session Daily - 1/22/15

Education boosters hoping for free, all-day preschool across Minnesota
WDAZ - 1/21/15

Schools ask governor to appoint school lands trust director - soon
House Session Daily -1/20/15

Teacher seniority debate returns to Legislature
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/20/15

From funding choices to teacher licensing: hot education issues at the Capitol
MinnPost 1/19/15

Wanted: More Freedom For Schools To Tax For Repairs
CBS Minnesota - 1/18/15

DFL senator breaks from party to introduce bill that would strip teacher seniority
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/16/15

House ed leaders play ‘Ping-Pong' with a spirit of civility
House Session Daily - 1/15/15

Dual credit programs are pushing low performing students to complete high school — and college
MinnPost - 1/16/15

PoliGraph: Bakk’s school counselor claim is true
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/14/15

PoliGraph: Is education spending going up or down?
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/9/15

What the parties' first bills tell us about 2015 legislative session
MinnPost - 1/9/15

Minnesota educators'top request from lawmakers:  more money
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/1/2015

Minnesota schools hit glitches with online testing
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/27/14

Erickson, Loon:  Our goal: real, robust education reform
St. Paul Pioneer Press Editiorial - Reposted from 9/19/14

Rural Minnesota district wants to keep 4-day week
TimesUnion - 12/21/14

Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP’s Education Plans
CBS News - 12/20/14

Southwest Minnesota school to test "virtual snow day" plan involving online education
Grand Forks Herald - 12/214

Drazkowski seeks to scale back farm taxes
PostBulletin - 12/12/14

Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for work force advice
Capitol Chatter - 12/9/14

Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2014/12/09/minnesota-senators-look-to-wisconsin-for-workforce-advice/#sthash.l0l2ACUm.dpuf
Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2014/12/09/minnesota-senators-look-to-wisconsin-for-workforce-advice/#sthash.l0l2ACUm.dpuf


Building projects, state levy authority lead to higher school taxes

Post Bulletin - 11/28/14

Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2014/12/09/minnesota-senators-look-to-wisconsin-for-workforce-advice/#sthash.l0l2ACUm.dpuf


Advocates want more state money to expand early education opportunities in Minnesota

Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/28/14

All-day pre-K builds better kindergartner, U study says
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/25/14

Press Release:  2015-2016 House Committee Structure and Chair Appointments
Minnesota House of Representatives - 11/18/14

Rural issues highlighted in new House committees
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/18/14

Minnesota schools already busy preparing 2015 levy requests
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/15/14

Joe Nathan Column: House, Senate education leaders share several priorities
Hometown Source - 11/12/14

Goodbye, snow days: Students study from home
MSN - 11/12/14

How is the Common Core changing school reading?
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/11/14

Mr. Rad's TedX talk: What if the youngest teachers were the most protected?
MinnPost - 11/10/14

Education issues drew millions in election spending
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/9/14

Joe Nathan Column: Funding, testing and tenure are 2015 House Republican education priorities
Home Town Source - 11/6/14

Voters support most Minn. school districts' requests for more tax dollars
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/5/14

Minnesota seeks federal grant dollars to expand preschool offerings
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/31/14

Young teachers need mentoring to thrive, survive
MPR - 10/29/14

P.E.A.S.E. Academy: 25 years of keeping adolescents in school and off drugs
MinnPost - 10/22/14

Taking a look at the history and evolution of Minnesota’s school calendar
Albert Lea Tribune - 10/18/14

Charter schools lag behind peers
Minnesota Daily - 10/16/14

Mostly good news about Minnesota students and advanced placement
Home Town - 10/14/14

Four charts showing that the labor market is utterly broken for men without a college degree
MinnPost - 10/14/14

Minnesota achievement gap remains - but progress possible
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 10/11/14

School briefs: Good outweighs bad in state rankings of area schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/11/14

Opinion - Nathan: Double testing costs Minnesotans millions
Mille Lacs Times - 10/9/14

The race for governor: Dayton, Johnson differ on education spending
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/8/14

Schools in Minnesota promote active-learning
Minnesota Farm News - 9/30/14

8 Minnesota schools – 6 in Brainerd – honored with national award
BringMeTheNews - 9/30/14

Minnesota's new ACT requirement has some educators worried
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 9/29/14

Full-service schools aim to focus on students' health and scores
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/21/14

Smartest kids: Teaching starts early, with special focus on the poor, in Minnesota
Bridge - 9/16/14

Closing Minnesota's Racial Divide in Academic Achievement - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-15/education/closing-Minnesota's-racial-divide-in-academic-achievement/a41697-1#sthash.3FHvOtmf.dpuf

 

Closing Minnesota's Racial Divide in Academic Achievement - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-15/education/closing-Minnesota's-racial-divide-in-academic-achievement/a41697-1#sthash.3FHvOtmf.dpuf

Cell towers on school buildings?  Some parents object despite revenue
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 9/14/14 

Schools clear the decks to try step-by-step approach to teaching reading
MinnPost - 9/10/14

Schools Across Minnesota, U.S. Work to Eliminate Suspensions
KSTP - 9/9/14

Minnesotans give higher ratings to schools now than 40 years ago, poll finds
MinnPost - 9/9/14

Lack of trained specialists puts stress on Minnesota school districts
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 9/2/14 

Free all-day kindergarten rolls out across Minnesota
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/2/14 

As school begins, new anti-bullying law goes into effect
BringMeTheNew - 9/2/14 

Gubernatorial candidates on schools: Dayton vows more funds, Johnson wants more local control
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/1/14 

iPad training for east metro teachers targets personalized lessons
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/31/14 

Feds clamp down on school food standards
Owatonna's People Press - 8/29/14

The magic of Karner Blue
MinnPost - 8/29/14

Minnesota student performance on proficiency tests holds steady, with some modest gains
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/26/14

Achievement gap persists in statewide MCA test scores; slight improvement overall
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/26/14 

Nearly 50 Minn. school districts get waivers to start early
Kare11 - 8/23/14 

Minn. students excel on ACT, but students of color still behind
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/20/14 

School officials meet with state reps
Breckenridge Daily News - 8/12/14

Minnesota teachers who pay for kids' supplies get some help
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/11/14 

Minnesota schools getting more funds, but that's not the whole picture
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/10/14 

Dayton wants more money for schools in second term
Minnesota Public Radio Blog - 8/5/14 

2014′s States with the Best and Worst School Systems
WalletHub.com - 8/5/14 

Local and state officials disagree about why lack of teaching applicants
Waseca County News - 8/2/14 

Common Core discussion held in Faribault
Faribault Daily News - 7/31/14 

Feds OK Minn. school accountability plan another year
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/31/14 

Minn. ranks high in KIDS COUNT, but concerns remain
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/22/14 

Schools scramble to meet health law regs, pay for coverage
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/18/14
 
Ember Reichgott Junge confronts seven myths and misconceptions about charter schools
MinnPost - 7/17/14

Minnesota: Classrooms, interventions and tradeoffs: Pioneer Press editorial
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/16/14 

'Seed, feed and weed': Advice on turning around underperforming schools
MinnPost - 7/7/14 

Are interventions enough to help struggling Minnesota students?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/5/14 

Summer is already over for some kids
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/5/14 

Local schools discuss methods of controlling bullying
St. James Plaindealer - 6/30/14

New Minnesota budget helps rural schools
Bemidji Pioneer - 6/25/14

Minnesota food companies back group fighting nutrition standards on Capitol Hill
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/23/14

Who pays for an iPad for every student?  Districts scrambling
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 6/21/14

PoliGraph: Parsing school funding claims
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/20/14

In Minnesota schools, is teacher tenure really the problem?
MinnPost - 6/17/14

Can schools solve the tech industry's pipeline problem?
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/16/14

Could California's teacher-tenure lawsuit come to Minnesota?
MinnPost - 6/16/14

Minnesota middle, high school students to take version of ACT next year on state's dime
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 6/15/14

All-day Minnesota kindergarten comes with price: cramped schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/14/14

California teacher tenure ruling is likely to be felt in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/12/14

Teacher Tenure Ruling in California Is Expected to Intensify Debate
The New Yor
k Times - 6/11/14

Food fight: School lunches get political
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/11/14

North Branch Schools return to five-day week
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/10/14

Most school districts ready to evaluate new teachers
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/6/14

Gov. Dayton Vows To Ensure No Child Goes Hungry At School
CBS Minnesota - 6/4/14

Nathan: High school grads take remedial courses as college freshman
Mille Lacs Times - 6/4/14

Schools Seeing Non-Traditional as the Future
KAALtv.com - 6/2/14

Funding goes up across state for K-12 schools
Albert Lea Tribune - 5/30/14

School Spending Increases Linked to Better Outcomes for Poor Students
Education Week - 5/29/14

Education commissioner talks early childhood in Mankato
Mankato Free Press - 5/28/14

Problems at St. Paul charter school could lead to tighter state control
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/27/14

Kicked out of school: Disparities are a looming crisis for all districts
MinnPost - 5/27/14

Minnesota high schoolers tackle tuition before turning their tassels
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/26/14

Minnesota education officials roll back 4-day school week
WDAY News - 5/23/14

Need for Tutors Growing Across the State
5 Eyewitness News - 5/22/14

First Lady to Tout Role of Arts Education Program
Education Week - 5/20/14

MN 1 of 3 states selected for federal arts program
NNCNow.com - 5/19/14

Lawmakers worry about P.S.E.O. program taking money from cash-strapped schools
Hibbing Daily Tribune - 5/15/14

Minnesota Senate passes education policy bill
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/13/14

Education advocates embroiled in an 11th-hour battle over post-secondary 'gag rule'
MinnPost - 5/13/14

State rejects four-day school weeks
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/12/14

Schools see free breakfast as key to better learning
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/11/14

Minnesota's awful student-school counselor ratio may finally improve
MinnPost - 5/7/14

National report card shows stagnant scores for reading, math
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/7/14

Ed policy bill compromise tackles teacher licensing, multilingual learning
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/5/14

Metro school districts try 'grow their own' approach to hiring special education teachers
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/5/14

Antibullying programs paying off
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/3/14

Dayton speech's education elements: a political Rorschach test
MinnPost - 5/1/14

Technological collaboration aimed at equalizing rural and urban students
Herald Review - 5/1/14

PoliGraph: ACA may cost schools $200M – or it may not
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/30/14

Funds help schools put healthy food on the plate
Minnesota Farm Guide - 4/29/14

House, Senate conferees meet to resolve school health insurance legislation
Session Daily - 4/28/14

Report: Minnesota No. 31 on graduation rate ranking
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - 4/28/14

Report: 4 in 5 US high school students graduate
Associated Press - 4/28/14

Standardized tests? South High leads way for opting out
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/25/14

Minnesota and North Dakota are two of America's best-educated states. Here's why
Vox - 4/24/14

Lawmakers, schools aim to help English-language learners
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/23/14

Minnesota school leaders join push to ease homelessness
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/23/14

House, Senate conferees meet to resolve school health insurance legislation
House Session Daily - 4/22/14

Anti-bullying law fires up both GOP, DFL party faithful
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/22/14

Minnesota could be 1st in nation to require swimming lessons
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - 4/21/14

Minnesota changes the way it helps struggling schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/20/14

Local schools talk about district needs with state senator
News8000 - 4/16/14

Eyeing racial disparities, schools trying to cut down on suspensions
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/15/14

Usual education allies could be put at odds as House, Senate prepare to reconcile priorities
MinnPost - 4/15/14

Budget bills make additional investments in education
Minnesota Budget Project - 4/15/14

Minnesota surge in bilingual students calling for teaching shift
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/12/14

Education leaders feel local districts are doing most of what new anti-bullying legislation dictates
The Morris County Record - 4/11/14

State school safety report shows better grades in MN
Watchdog.org - 4/9/14

After marathon debate, Minnesota House sends school-bullying measure to Dayton
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/9/14

Minnesota still working on boosting charter school oversight
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/6/14

English language learners get high marks in omnibus ed. policy bill
House Session Daily - 4/4/14

MN closes ‘donut hole’ in school funding
Perham Focus - 4/4/14

Anti-bullying bill passes Senate vote
Politics in Minnesota - 4/4/14

Statewide teacher evaluations won't be delayed after all
MinnPost - 4/3/14

Minnesota House ponders spending $322M of surplus
SC Times - 4/3/14

Minnesota needs more vocational students to build the future, leaders say
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/2/14

Minnesota Senate takes up bullying bill Thursday
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/2/14

Teacher-evaluations delay is met with push-back
MinnPost - 3/31/14

Basic-skills exam for teachers remains despite efforts to scrap it
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/23/14

Beyond bullying bill, legislators likely to play it safe on education issues
MinnPost - 03/21/14

Amid rising costs, school districts rethink their use of standardized testing
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/15/14

House DFL releases budget targets
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/14/14

Filling the funding ‘doughnut hole’ is a priority for schools
Session Daily - 3/12/14

Amended anti-bullying bill appeases key Minnesota school groups
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/12/14

Opponents to Safe Schools bill testify, but arguments are losing steam
MinnPost - 3/12/14

Lawmakers consider scrapping teacher licensure test
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/11/14

High school athletes with disabilities could play immediately after transfer
Session Daily - 3/10/14

Senate GOP offers up bullying bill alternative
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/10/14

Seeking Answers on Phys. Ed. in Minnesota Schools
Public News Service - 3/10/14

Minnesota education panel OKs licensing measure
Education Week - 3/10/14

Are Minnesota's education gains its best measure?
St. Paul Pioneeer Press - 3/7/14

Accountability or overregulation? Charter supporters split over Minnesota bill
WatchDog.org - 3/7/14

Minnesota Legislature:  Task force presents ideas to even school facilities funding
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/5/14

School facility funding varies across state
House Session Daily - 3/5/14

Anti-bullying bill continues on its tortured path
MinnPost - 3/4/14

Lawmaker calls for task force to explore scholarship opportunities
Session Daily - 3/4/14

Lawmaker seeks funding for recovery schools
Session Daily - 3/4/14

Minn.gay rights groups turn attention to bullying
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/2/14

Column: Did different standards help increase Minnesota’s high school graduation rate?
Stillwater Gazette - 3/1/14

In 'brainpower' study, MN's children really are above average
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal - 2/27/14

The School That Will Get You a Job
A new kind of education shows why four years of high school isn't enough
Time - 2/24/14

Minnesota Aims to Ratchet Down Achievement Gap
Education News - 2/21/14

Minnesota House panel considers plan to eliminate teacher skills test
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/20/14

Equity Is the Key to Better School Funding
Education Week - 2/19/14

Minnesota high school graduation rate highest in decade
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/19/14

State posts highest graduation rate in a decade
Minnesota Department of Education - 2/19/14

The evidence is in: School counseling works
Grand Forks Herald - 2/18/14

St. Paul teachers not alone; 144 Minnesota schools still negotiating contracts
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/14/14

Minnesota 4th-graders tie for the top in national math tests
Read more at http://www.startribune.com/local/west/230985981.html#mRS4pHHf1ie980SC.99
Minnesota 4th-graders tie for the top in national math tests
Read more at http://www.startribune.com/local/west/230985981.html#mRS4pHHf1ie980SC.99
Minnesota 4th-graders tie for the top in national math tests
Read more at http://www.startribune.com/local/west/230985981.html#mRS4pHHf1ie980SC.99

Student access to technology varies in Central Minnesota schools
SC Times - 2/14/14

More Minn. students signing up, succeeding in AP classes
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/13/14

Partnerships with Local Schools Inspire Teacher Education Advisory Committee
University of Minnesota Morris - 2/13/14

Minnesota's education achievement gap may be closing, new data suggest
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/12/14

'Tray pulling' in school lunchrooms gets political
MinnPost - 2/12/14

Education Commissioner to Address Progress in Closing Achievement Gap
5 Eyewitness News - 2/12/14

Dayton wants state to buy school lunches for students who can't
Minneapolis Start Tribune - 2/11/14

Is Minnesota the Gold Standard for NCLB Waiver Implementation?
Education Week - 2/10/14

Critics want more accountability for charter schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/9/14

Who is Michelle Rhee and why do we care what she thinks about Minnesota schools?
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/8/14

Anti-bullying bill expected to be debated in Minnesota Legislature
Inforum - 2/8/14

More action needed to close per-pupil funding gap
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/7/14

Cassellius: Good news coming in on grad rates, gap-closing efforts
MinnPost - 2/6/14

Education summit on achievement gap exposes divide
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/6/13

U.S. Department of Education clears the way for Minnesota to renew its waiver for No Child Left Behind
Minneapolis Star Tribune Class Act Blog - 2/5/14

Minnesota school buildings task force says $300 million more needed
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/31/14

In giving Minnesota a D, Students First hurt its own credibility
MinnPost - 1/30/14


Metro school officials consider makeup days after cold weather streak
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/29/14

Minnesota, Wisconsin school districts ponder make-up days
Duluth News Tribune - 1/29/14

Minnesota ranked first in charter school report
Duluth News Tribune - 1/29/14

Report: Measuring Up to the Model:  A ranking of state charter school laws
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools - January, 2014

Reading gap between wealthy and poor students widens, study says
NBC News - 1/28/14

State wants rural schools to go back to five-day weeks, despite savings
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/24/14

Minnesota's teacher basic skills test would be scrapped under proposal
Post Bulletin - 1/24/14

The States of Our Union … Are Not All Strong
Politico - 1/24/14


Education Policy Report signals urgency for education reform in Minnesota

Insight News - 1/21/14

School districts brace for Affordable Care Act’s effects
ABC Newspapers - 1/18/14

All-day kindergarten booming, but should schools have flexibility?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/18/14

Local high schoolers save cash earning college credits
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/18/14

Joe Nathan Column: Good news for Minnesota students, families and taxpayers
HomeTownSource.com - 1/15/14

Bill would strengthen state's anti-bullying law
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/12/14

Minnesota wants more oversight from charter school authorizers
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/10/14

A poverty, not education, crisis in U.S.: Column
USA Today - 12/10/13 (Posted:  1/8/14)

Le Sueur-Henderson teachers, administrators boast college-readiness program results
Le Sueur Herald - 1/8/14

School upkeep costs a sore point for Minnesota schools
Post Bulletin - 1/7/14

K-12 and Congress: Kids pay for adults' gridlock
MinnPost - 1/6/14


To pay for upgrades, schools hoping to come up with a wiser way
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/5/14

World’s Best Workforce: Job program to aid students
SentinelOnline - 12/31/13

In teacher contract talks, two views on class size
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/30/13

Can Minnesota's achievement gap be closed by diversifying teachers?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/29/13

New evaluations put Minnesota teachers to the test
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/23/13

Joe Nathan Column: ‘Vitally important’ state report almost 3 years late
Home Town Source - 12/18/13

Minnesota names 48 top-performing diverse schools
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/17/13

Minnesota Department of Education Announces Celebration Schools
Minnesota Department of Education - 12/16/13

Study shows Minnesota teachers paid slightly less than national average
MinnPost - 12/16/13

Anti-Common Core talking points live on, despite having been debunked
MinnPost - 12/16/13

Education commissioner discusses progress with Chamber
West Central Tribune - 12/13/13

Klobuchar bill would expand STEM across country
Winona Daily News - 12/12/13

After Connecticut school shooting, Minnesota districts boost security
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/12/13

More Minnesota preschoolers ready for kindergarten, study shows
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/11/13

Stalled bill targeting bullying to return next legislative session
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/9/13

School-readiness report: Poverty biggest hurdle for Minnesota’s vulnerable children
MinnPost - 12/9/13

Contrasting views on anti-bullying legislation
For:  John Johnson: Minnesota’s anti-bullying law needs major improvement

Grand Forks Herald - 12/8/13
Against:  Roger Chamberlain: Proposal complicates teachers’ lives while failing to help students
Grand Forks Herald - 12/8/13

Dakota County school districts experiment with reinventing classrooms
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/7/13

Study: Exhausted teens benefit from later morning school starts
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/6/13

For education, will upcoming legislative 'unsession' be 'session of undoing'?
MinnPost - 12/5/13

Asia dominates, US lags in global student test
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/3/13

Transition from high school to postsecondary soon to be seamless
Northland's News Center - 12/3/13

U.S. Achievement Stalls as Other Nations Make Gains
Education Week - 12/3/13

How Does the U.S. Stack Up Against Other Nations?
Education Week - 12/3/13

Critical thinking hallmark of Common Core class
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/1/13

New school in Blaine has special-needs kids in mind
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/1/13

BRENDA CASSELLIUS: Minnesota’s K-12 investments are paying off
Grand Forks Herald - 11/30/13

Rep. Kline says health care law will undermine education
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/19/13

Jury still out on Minnesota's Q Comp program
Minneapolis Start Tribune - 11/29/13

St. Paul and Minneapolis schools aim to enhance funding wher it's needed most
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/26/13

Video lessons hit right note in rural Minnesota schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/28/13

State funding allows additional education centers
St. Paul Pioneer Press  - 11/25/13

Minnesota receives USDA grant supporting local foods in schools
Minnesota Farm Guide - 11/23/13

New state funding could push teacher raises
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/22/13

Education funding must be adequate, fair, accountable
Isanti County News - 11/20/13

Minnesota's teacher pay option has only minor impact on test scores
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/18/13

Minnesota schools seek space to accommodate all-day kindergarten
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/16/13

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates Teacher Absenteeism in Minn
5 Eye Witness News - 11/14/13

Minnesota's enrollment is booming for students who learn in online classes
St. Cloud Times - 11/13/13

Closing the achievement gap: a new vision for making it happen
MinnPost - 11/12/13

Trying to keep kids in International Falls by teaching engineering
MPR - 11/12/13

Obamacare Mandates Mean Cuts or Higher Costs for Minnesota Schools
Heartland Institute - 11/8/13

WCCO - Minnesota Makes Significant Gains in Narrowing Achievement Gap
WCCO - 11/8/13

What works for kids? In St. Croix River-area schools, it's early intervention
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/7/13

Minnesota school achievement gap narrow for some, test shows
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/7/13

Minnesota 4th-grade tie for the top in national math tests
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/7/13

Education commissioner points to achievement-gap progress
MPR - 11/7/13

U.S. Math, Reading Achievement Edges Up, But Gaps Remain
Education Week - 11/7/13

Dayton to Discuss Minn. Student Test Scores
ABC Eyewitness News - 11/7/13


St. Paul looks to mainstream special-needs kids, but some voice concerns

St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/7/13

Minnesota voters sign off on school levies at record rate
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/6/13

2013 School Levy Results
SEE - 11/6/13

(Last updated:  11/7/13 at 9:00 a.m.)


St. Paul district looks at new ways to improve school bus behavior
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/7/13

Most school levies win voter support across Minnesota
MPR - 11/6/13

One in five school districts asking voters for money Tuesday
MPR - 11/3/13

Local view: Breakfast is the place to start to help students learn
Duluth New Tribune - 11/3/13

In school levy fights, it's often parents vs. parents
TwinCities.com - 10/31/13

Honoring educators and schools that "have a profound impact on students"
Twin City Daily Planet - 10/31/13

Minnesota:  After online testing glitches, state won't seek damages from vendor
TwinCities.com - 10/30/13

Research shows anti-bullying campaigns can create more bullies (K-12 Education Blog)
Lubbock Online - 10/29/13

CBS Minnesota - 3/12/13 

Education News 

Seeking Answers on Phys. Ed. in Minnesota Schools
Seeking Answers on Phys. Ed. in Minnesota Schools
Seeking Answers on Phys. Ed. in Minnesota Schools
Seeking Answers on Phys. Ed. in Minnesota Schools

Closing Minnesota's Racial Divide in Academic Achievement - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-15/education/closing-Minnesota's-racial-divide-in-academic-achievement/a41697-1#sthash.TarUjnab.dpuf
Closing Minnesota's Racial Divide in Academic Achievement - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-15/education/closing-Minnesota's-racial-divide-in-academic-achievement/a41697-1#sthash.TarUjnab.dpuf
Closing Minnesota's Racial Divide in Academic Achievement - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-15/education/closing-Minnesota's-racial-divide-in-academic-achievement/a41697-1#sthash.TarUjnab.dpuf
Closing Minnesota's Racial Divide in Academic Achievement - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-15/education/closing-Minnesota's-racial-divide-in-academic-achievement/a41697-1#sthash.TarUjnab.dpuf

Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2014/12/09/minnesota-senators-look-to-wisconsin-for-workforce-advice/#sthash.l0l2ACUm.dpuf
Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2014/12/09/minnesota-senators-look-to-wisconsin-for-workforce-advice/#sthash.l0l2ACUm.dpuf

Education-focused Dayton budget covers a wide range of issues - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2015/01/27/education-focused-dayton-budget-covers-a-wide-range/#sthash.SxUeKNUu.dpuf
Education-focused Dayton budget covers a wide range of issues - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2015/01/27/education-focused-dayton-budget-covers-a-wide-range/#sthash.SxUeKNUu.dpuf

Bill would give local control to school scheduling decisions
Duluth News Tribune - 2/7/15

Proposal for more school counselors greeted with mixed reviews
Owatonna People's Press - 2/6/15

Bill would come to the rescue of four-day school weeks
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/6/15

Additional state funding for teacher evaluations proposed
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/5/15

Early ed is hot at the Capitol, but with a rift: Focus on all kids or at-risk kids?
MinnPost - 2/5/15

Minnesota Senate DFLers want $500 million in new education funding
Inforum - 2/5/15

House Republicans question Mark Dayton's early-education proposals
St. Paul Pioneer - 2/4/15

Governor’s proposed pre-K options get mixed reaction
House Session Daily - 2/4/15

Why Common Core makes the grade
Minneapolis Star Tribune Editorial - 2/4/15

Senate DFL education plan grows larger
MPR Capitol View - 2/4/15

Pre-Labor Day school debate back on the calendar
House Session Daily - 2/3/15

Viewed as intrusive, legislators say survey needs parental ‘opt-in'
House Session Daily - 2/3/15

Minnesota schools with 4-day weeks plead to continue
Grand Forks Herald - 2/3/15

Minnesota legislative debate opens on pre-Labor Day school start
Inforum - 2/3/15

Does Minnesota's new approach to pre-K scholarships pay off for students?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/31/15

Mark Dayton doubles down on Minnesota early education
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/31/15

MN lawmakers pressed to boost physical education
Kare11 - 1/29/15

No license? No problem! MN tries alternative teachers
Watchdog.org - 1/28/15

Lawmakers listen as educators share ‘achievement gap’ success stories
House Session Daily - 1/27/15

Starting Line: Require students to stay in school until age 18?
House Session Daily - 1/26/15

Bill Would Update Student Phys Ed Standards, Require Tests
CBS Minnesota - 1/26/15

Education-focused Dayton budget covers a wide range of issues - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2015/01/27/education-focused-dayton-budget-covers-a-wide-range/#sthash.SxUeKNUu.dpuf


More than 25% of students at Minnesota's colleges must take remedial classes

MinnPost - 1/26/15

Should Minnesota change how schools' upkeep is funded?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/25/15

Bill puts teacher evaluations to the test ... again
Daily Globe - 1/25/15

Bill puts Minnesota teacher evaluations to the test, again
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/24/15

Congress could cut back on federally mandated student tests
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/23/15

Dayton’s budget plan to focus on children
MPR Capitol View - 1/23/15

Advocates make pitch for increased early ed funding
House Session Daily - 1/22/15

Education boosters hoping for free, all-day preschool across Minnesota
WDAZ - 1/21/15

Schools ask governor to appoint school lands trust director - soon
House Session Daily -1/20/15

Teacher seniority debate returns to Legislature
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/20/15

From funding choices to teacher licensing: hot education issues at the Capitol
MinnPost 1/19/15

Wanted: More Freedom For Schools To Tax For Repairs
CBS Minnesota - 1/18/15

DFL senator breaks from party to introduce bill that would strip teacher seniority
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/16/15

House ed leaders play ‘Ping-Pong' with a spirit of civility
House Session Daily - 1/15/15

Dual credit programs are pushing low performing students to complete high school — and college
MinnPost - 1/16/15

PoliGraph: Bakk’s school counselor claim is true
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/14/15

PoliGraph: Is education spending going up or down?
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/9/15

What the parties' first bills tell us about 2015 legislative session
MinnPost - 1/9/15

Minnesota educators'top request from lawmakers:  more money
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/1/2015

Minnesota schools hit glitches with online testing
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/27/14

Erickson, Loon:  Our goal: real, robust education reform
St. Paul Pioneer Press Editiorial - Reposted from 9/19/14

Rural Minnesota district wants to keep 4-day week
TimesUnion - 12/21/14

Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP’s Education Plans
CBS News - 12/20/14

Southwest Minnesota school to test "virtual snow day" plan involving online education
Grand Forks Herald - 12/214

Drazkowski seeks to scale back farm taxes
PostBulletin - 12/12/14

Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for work force advice
Capitol Chatter - 12/9/14

Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2014/12/09/minnesota-senators-look-to-wisconsin-for-workforce-advice/#sthash.l0l2ACUm.dpuf
Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2014/12/09/minnesota-senators-look-to-wisconsin-for-workforce-advice/#sthash.l0l2ACUm.dpuf


Building projects, state levy authority lead to higher school taxes

Post Bulletin - 11/28/14

Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice - See more at: http://capitolchat.areavoices.com/2014/12/09/minnesota-senators-look-to-wisconsin-for-workforce-advice/#sthash.l0l2ACUm.dpuf


Advocates want more state money to expand early education opportunities in Minnesota

Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/28/14

All-day pre-K builds better kindergartner, U study says
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/25/14

Press Release:  2015-2016 House Committee Structure and Chair Appointments
Minnesota House of Representatives - 11/18/14

Rural issues highlighted in new House committees
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/18/14

Minnesota schools already busy preparing 2015 levy requests
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/15/14

Joe Nathan Column: House, Senate education leaders share several priorities
Hometown Source - 11/12/14

Goodbye, snow days: Students study from home
MSN - 11/12/14

How is the Common Core changing school reading?
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/11/14

Mr. Rad's TedX talk: What if the youngest teachers were the most protected?
MinnPost - 11/10/14

Education issues drew millions in election spending
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/9/14

Joe Nathan Column: Funding, testing and tenure are 2015 House Republican education priorities
Home Town Source - 11/6/14

Voters support most Minn. school districts' requests for more tax dollars
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/5/14

Minnesota seeks federal grant dollars to expand preschool offerings
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/31/14

Young teachers need mentoring to thrive, survive
MPR - 10/29/14

P.E.A.S.E. Academy: 25 years of keeping adolescents in school and off drugs
MinnPost - 10/22/14

Taking a look at the history and evolution of Minnesota’s school calendar
Albert Lea Tribune - 10/18/14

Charter schools lag behind peers
Minnesota Daily - 10/16/14

Mostly good news about Minnesota students and advanced placement
Home Town - 10/14/14

Four charts showing that the labor market is utterly broken for men without a college degree
MinnPost - 10/14/14

Minnesota achievement gap remains - but progress possible
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 10/11/14

School briefs: Good outweighs bad in state rankings of area schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/11/14

Opinion - Nathan: Double testing costs Minnesotans millions
Mille Lacs Times - 10/9/14

The race for governor: Dayton, Johnson differ on education spending
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/8/14

Schools in Minnesota promote active-learning
Minnesota Farm News - 9/30/14

8 Minnesota schools – 6 in Brainerd – honored with national award
BringMeTheNews - 9/30/14

Minnesota's new ACT requirement has some educators worried
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 9/29/14

Full-service schools aim to focus on students' health and scores
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/21/14

Smartest kids: Teaching starts early, with special focus on the poor, in Minnesota
Bridge - 9/16/14

Closing Minnesota's Racial Divide in Academic Achievement - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-15/education/closing-Minnesota's-racial-divide-in-academic-achievement/a41697-1#sthash.3FHvOtmf.dpuf

 

Closing Minnesota's Racial Divide in Academic Achievement - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-15/education/closing-Minnesota's-racial-divide-in-academic-achievement/a41697-1#sthash.3FHvOtmf.dpuf

Cell towers on school buildings?  Some parents object despite revenue
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 9/14/14 

Schools clear the decks to try step-by-step approach to teaching reading
MinnPost - 9/10/14

Schools Across Minnesota, U.S. Work to Eliminate Suspensions
KSTP - 9/9/14

Minnesotans give higher ratings to schools now than 40 years ago, poll finds
MinnPost - 9/9/14

Lack of trained specialists puts stress on Minnesota school districts
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 9/2/14 

Free all-day kindergarten rolls out across Minnesota
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/2/14 

As school begins, new anti-bullying law goes into effect
BringMeTheNew - 9/2/14 

Gubernatorial candidates on schools: Dayton vows more funds, Johnson wants more local control
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/1/14 

iPad training for east metro teachers targets personalized lessons
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/31/14 

Feds clamp down on school food standards
Owatonna's People Press - 8/29/14

The magic of Karner Blue
MinnPost - 8/29/14

Minnesota student performance on proficiency tests holds steady, with some modest gains
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/26/14

Achievement gap persists in statewide MCA test scores; slight improvement overall
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/26/14 

Nearly 50 Minn. school districts get waivers to start early
Kare11 - 8/23/14 

Minn. students excel on ACT, but students of color still behind
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/20/14 

School officials meet with state reps
Breckenridge Daily News - 8/12/14

Minnesota teachers who pay for kids' supplies get some help
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/11/14 

Minnesota schools getting more funds, but that's not the whole picture
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/10/14 

Dayton wants more money for schools in second term
Minnesota Public Radio Blog - 8/5/14 

2014′s States with the Best and Worst School Systems
WalletHub.com - 8/5/14 

Local and state officials disagree about why lack of teaching applicants
Waseca County News - 8/2/14 

Common Core discussion held in Faribault
Faribault Daily News - 7/31/14 

Feds OK Minn. school accountability plan another year
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/31/14 

Minn. ranks high in KIDS COUNT, but concerns remain
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/22/14 

Schools scramble to meet health law regs, pay for coverage
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/18/14
 
Ember Reichgott Junge confronts seven myths and misconceptions about charter schools
MinnPost - 7/17/14

Minnesota: Classrooms, interventions and tradeoffs: Pioneer Press editorial
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/16/14 

'Seed, feed and weed': Advice on turning around underperforming schools
MinnPost - 7/7/14 

Are interventions enough to help struggling Minnesota students?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/5/14 

Summer is already over for some kids
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/5/14 

Local schools discuss methods of controlling bullying
St. James Plaindealer - 6/30/14

New Minnesota budget helps rural schools
Bemidji Pioneer - 6/25/14

Minnesota food companies back group fighting nutrition standards on Capitol Hill
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/23/14

Who pays for an iPad for every student?  Districts scrambling
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 6/21/14

PoliGraph: Parsing school funding claims
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/20/14

In Minnesota schools, is teacher tenure really the problem?
MinnPost - 6/17/14

Can schools solve the tech industry's pipeline problem?
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/16/14

Could California's teacher-tenure lawsuit come to Minnesota?
MinnPost - 6/16/14

Minnesota middle, high school students to take version of ACT next year on state's dime
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 6/15/14

All-day Minnesota kindergarten comes with price: cramped schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/14/14

California teacher tenure ruling is likely to be felt in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/12/14

Teacher Tenure Ruling in California Is Expected to Intensify Debate
The New Yor
k Times - 6/11/14

Food fight: School lunches get political
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/11/14

North Branch Schools return to five-day week
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/10/14

Most school districts ready to evaluate new teachers
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/6/14

Gov. Dayton Vows To Ensure No Child Goes Hungry At School
CBS Minnesota - 6/4/14

Nathan: High school grads take remedial courses as college freshman
Mille Lacs Times - 6/4/14

Schools Seeing Non-Traditional as the Future
KAALtv.com - 6/2/14

Funding goes up across state for K-12 schools
Albert Lea Tribune - 5/30/14

School Spending Increases Linked to Better Outcomes for Poor Students
Education Week - 5/29/14

Education commissioner talks early childhood in Mankato
Mankato Free Press - 5/28/14

Problems at St. Paul charter school could lead to tighter state control
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/27/14

Kicked out of school: Disparities are a looming crisis for all districts
MinnPost - 5/27/14

Minnesota high schoolers tackle tuition before turning their tassels
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/26/14

Minnesota education officials roll back 4-day school week
WDAY News - 5/23/14

Need for Tutors Growing Across the State
5 Eyewitness News - 5/22/14

First Lady to Tout Role of Arts Education Program
Education Week - 5/20/14

MN 1 of 3 states selected for federal arts program
NNCNow.com - 5/19/14

Lawmakers worry about P.S.E.O. program taking money from cash-strapped schools
Hibbing Daily Tribune - 5/15/14

Minnesota Senate passes education policy bill
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/13/14

Education advocates embroiled in an 11th-hour battle over post-secondary 'gag rule'
MinnPost - 5/13/14

State rejects four-day school weeks
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/12/14

Schools see free breakfast as key to better learning
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/11/14

Minnesota's awful student-school counselor ratio may finally improve
MinnPost - 5/7/14

National report card shows stagnant scores for reading, math
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/7/14

Ed policy bill compromise tackles teacher licensing, multilingual learning
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/5/14

Metro school districts try 'grow their own' approach to hiring special education teachers
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/5/14

Antibullying programs paying off
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/3/14

Dayton speech's education elements: a political Rorschach test
MinnPost - 5/1/14

Technological collaboration aimed at equalizing rural and urban students
Herald Review - 5/1/14

PoliGraph: ACA may cost schools $200M – or it may not
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/30/14

Funds help schools put healthy food on the plate
Minnesota Farm Guide - 4/29/14

House, Senate conferees meet to resolve school health insurance legislation
Session Daily - 4/28/14

Report: Minnesota No. 31 on graduation rate ranking
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - 4/28/14

Report: 4 in 5 US high school students graduate
Associated Press - 4/28/14

Standardized tests? South High leads way for opting out
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/25/14

Minnesota and North Dakota are two of America's best-educated states. Here's why
Vox - 4/24/14

Lawmakers, schools aim to help English-language learners
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/23/14

Minnesota school leaders join push to ease homelessness
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/23/14

House, Senate conferees meet to resolve school health insurance legislation
House Session Daily - 4/22/14

Anti-bullying law fires up both GOP, DFL party faithful
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/22/14

Minnesota could be 1st in nation to require swimming lessons
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - 4/21/14

Minnesota changes the way it helps struggling schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/20/14

Local schools talk about district needs with state senator
News8000 - 4/16/14

Eyeing racial disparities, schools trying to cut down on suspensions
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/15/14

Usual education allies could be put at odds as House, Senate prepare to reconcile priorities
MinnPost - 4/15/14

Budget bills make additional investments in education
Minnesota Budget Project - 4/15/14

Minnesota surge in bilingual students calling for teaching shift
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/12/14

Education leaders feel local districts are doing most of what new anti-bullying legislation dictates
The Morris County Record - 4/11/14

State school safety report shows better grades in MN
Watchdog.org - 4/9/14

After marathon debate, Minnesota House sends school-bullying measure to Dayton
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/9/14

Minnesota still working on boosting charter school oversight
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/6/14

English language learners get high marks in omnibus ed. policy bill
House Session Daily - 4/4/14

MN closes ‘donut hole’ in school funding
Perham Focus - 4/4/14

Anti-bullying bill passes Senate vote
Politics in Minnesota - 4/4/14

Statewide teacher evaluations won't be delayed after all
MinnPost - 4/3/14

Minnesota House ponders spending $322M of surplus
SC Times - 4/3/14

Minnesota needs more vocational students to build the future, leaders say
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/2/14

Minnesota Senate takes up bullying bill Thursday
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/2/14

Teacher-evaluations delay is met with push-back
MinnPost - 3/31/14

Basic-skills exam for teachers remains despite efforts to scrap it
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/23/14

Beyond bullying bill, legislators likely to play it safe on education issues
MinnPost - 03/21/14

Amid rising costs, school districts rethink their use of standardized testing
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/15/14

House DFL releases budget targets
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/14/14

Filling the funding ‘doughnut hole’ is a priority for schools
Session Daily - 3/12/14

Amended anti-bullying bill appeases key Minnesota school groups
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/12/14

Opponents to Safe Schools bill testify, but arguments are losing steam
MinnPost - 3/12/14

Lawmakers consider scrapping teacher licensure test
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/11/14

High school athletes with disabilities could play immediately after transfer
Session Daily - 3/10/14

Senate GOP offers up bullying bill alternative
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/10/14

Seeking Answers on Phys. Ed. in Minnesota Schools
Public News Service - 3/10/14

Minnesota education panel OKs licensing measure
Education Week - 3/10/14

Are Minnesota's education gains its best measure?
St. Paul Pioneeer Press - 3/7/14

Accountability or overregulation? Charter supporters split over Minnesota bill
WatchDog.org - 3/7/14

Minnesota Legislature:  Task force presents ideas to even school facilities funding
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/5/14

School facility funding varies across state
House Session Daily - 3/5/14

Anti-bullying bill continues on its tortured path
MinnPost - 3/4/14

Lawmaker calls for task force to explore scholarship opportunities
Session Daily - 3/4/14

Lawmaker seeks funding for recovery schools
Session Daily - 3/4/14

Minn.gay rights groups turn attention to bullying
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/2/14

Column: Did different standards help increase Minnesota’s high school graduation rate?
Stillwater Gazette - 3/1/14

In 'brainpower' study, MN's children really are above average
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal - 2/27/14

The School That Will Get You a Job
A new kind of education shows why four years of high school isn't enough
Time - 2/24/14

Minnesota Aims to Ratchet Down Achievement Gap
Education News - 2/21/14

Minnesota House panel considers plan to eliminate teacher skills test
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/20/14

Equity Is the Key to Better School Funding
Education Week - 2/19/14

Minnesota high school graduation rate highest in decade
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/19/14

State posts highest graduation rate in a decade
Minnesota Department of Education - 2/19/14

The evidence is in: School counseling works
Grand Forks Herald - 2/18/14

St. Paul teachers not alone; 144 Minnesota schools still negotiating contracts
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/14/14

Minnesota 4th-graders tie for the top in national math tests
Read more at http://www.startribune.com/local/west/230985981.html#mRS4pHHf1ie980SC.99
Minnesota 4th-graders tie for the top in national math tests
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Minnesota 4th-graders tie for the top in national math tests
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Student access to technology varies in Central Minnesota schools
SC Times - 2/14/14

More Minn. students signing up, succeeding in AP classes
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/13/14

Partnerships with Local Schools Inspire Teacher Education Advisory Committee
University of Minnesota Morris - 2/13/14

Minnesota's education achievement gap may be closing, new data suggest
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/12/14

'Tray pulling' in school lunchrooms gets political
MinnPost - 2/12/14

Education Commissioner to Address Progress in Closing Achievement Gap
5 Eyewitness News - 2/12/14

Dayton wants state to buy school lunches for students who can't
Minneapolis Start Tribune - 2/11/14

Is Minnesota the Gold Standard for NCLB Waiver Implementation?
Education Week - 2/10/14

Critics want more accountability for charter schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/9/14

Who is Michelle Rhee and why do we care what she thinks about Minnesota schools?
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/8/14

Anti-bullying bill expected to be debated in Minnesota Legislature
Inforum - 2/8/14

More action needed to close per-pupil funding gap
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/7/14

Cassellius: Good news coming in on grad rates, gap-closing efforts
MinnPost - 2/6/14

Education summit on achievement gap exposes divide
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/6/13

U.S. Department of Education clears the way for Minnesota to renew its waiver for No Child Left Behind
Minneapolis Star Tribune Class Act Blog - 2/5/14

Minnesota school buildings task force says $300 million more needed
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/31/14

In giving Minnesota a D, Students First hurt its own credibility
MinnPost - 1/30/14


Metro school officials consider makeup days after cold weather streak
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/29/14

Minnesota, Wisconsin school districts ponder make-up days
Duluth News Tribune - 1/29/14

Minnesota ranked first in charter school report
Duluth News Tribune - 1/29/14

Report: Measuring Up to the Model:  A ranking of state charter school laws
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools - January, 2014

Reading gap between wealthy and poor students widens, study says
NBC News - 1/28/14

State wants rural schools to go back to five-day weeks, despite savings
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/24/14

Minnesota's teacher basic skills test would be scrapped under proposal
Post Bulletin - 1/24/14

The States of Our Union … Are Not All Strong
Politico - 1/24/14


Education Policy Report signals urgency for education reform in Minnesota

Insight News - 1/21/14

School districts brace for Affordable Care Act’s effects
ABC Newspapers - 1/18/14

All-day kindergarten booming, but should schools have flexibility?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/18/14

Local high schoolers save cash earning college credits
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/18/14

Joe Nathan Column: Good news for Minnesota students, families and taxpayers
HomeTownSource.com - 1/15/14

Bill would strengthen state's anti-bullying law
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/12/14

Minnesota wants more oversight from charter school authorizers
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/10/14

A poverty, not education, crisis in U.S.: Column
USA Today - 12/10/13 (Posted:  1/8/14)

Le Sueur-Henderson teachers, administrators boast college-readiness program results
Le Sueur Herald - 1/8/14

School upkeep costs a sore point for Minnesota schools
Post Bulletin - 1/7/14

K-12 and Congress: Kids pay for adults' gridlock
MinnPost - 1/6/14


To pay for upgrades, schools hoping to come up with a wiser way
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/5/14

World’s Best Workforce: Job program to aid students
SentinelOnline - 12/31/13

In teacher contract talks, two views on class size
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/30/13

Can Minnesota's achievement gap be closed by diversifying teachers?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/29/13

New evaluations put Minnesota teachers to the test
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/23/13

Joe Nathan Column: ‘Vitally important’ state report almost 3 years late
Home Town Source - 12/18/13

Minnesota names 48 top-performing diverse schools
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/17/13

Minnesota Department of Education Announces Celebration Schools
Minnesota Department of Education - 12/16/13

Study shows Minnesota teachers paid slightly less than national average
MinnPost - 12/16/13

Anti-Common Core talking points live on, despite having been debunked
MinnPost - 12/16/13

Education commissioner discusses progress with Chamber
West Central Tribune - 12/13/13

Klobuchar bill would expand STEM across country
Winona Daily News - 12/12/13

After Connecticut school shooting, Minnesota districts boost security
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/12/13

More Minnesota preschoolers ready for kindergarten, study shows
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/11/13

Stalled bill targeting bullying to return next legislative session
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/9/13

School-readiness report: Poverty biggest hurdle for Minnesota’s vulnerable children
MinnPost - 12/9/13

Contrasting views on anti-bullying legislation
For:  John Johnson: Minnesota’s anti-bullying law needs major improvement

Grand Forks Herald - 12/8/13
Against:  Roger Chamberlain: Proposal complicates teachers’ lives while failing to help students
Grand Forks Herald - 12/8/13

Dakota County school districts experiment with reinventing classrooms
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/7/13

Study: Exhausted teens benefit from later morning school starts
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/6/13

For education, will upcoming legislative 'unsession' be 'session of undoing'?
MinnPost - 12/5/13

Asia dominates, US lags in global student test
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/3/13

Transition from high school to postsecondary soon to be seamless
Northland's News Center - 12/3/13

U.S. Achievement Stalls as Other Nations Make Gains
Education Week - 12/3/13

How Does the U.S. Stack Up Against Other Nations?
Education Week - 12/3/13

Critical thinking hallmark of Common Core class
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/1/13

New school in Blaine has special-needs kids in mind
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/1/13

BRENDA CASSELLIUS: Minnesota’s K-12 investments are paying off
Grand Forks Herald - 11/30/13

Rep. Kline says health care law will undermine education
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/19/13

Jury still out on Minnesota's Q Comp program
Minneapolis Start Tribune - 11/29/13

St. Paul and Minneapolis schools aim to enhance funding wher it's needed most
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/26/13

Video lessons hit right note in rural Minnesota schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/28/13

State funding allows additional education centers
St. Paul Pioneer Press  - 11/25/13

Minnesota receives USDA grant supporting local foods in schools
Minnesota Farm Guide - 11/23/13

New state funding could push teacher raises
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/22/13

Education funding must be adequate, fair, accountable
Isanti County News - 11/20/13

Minnesota's teacher pay option has only minor impact on test scores
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/18/13

Minnesota schools seek space to accommodate all-day kindergarten
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/16/13

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates Teacher Absenteeism in Minn
5 Eye Witness News - 11/14/13

Minnesota's enrollment is booming for students who learn in online classes
St. Cloud Times - 11/13/13

Closing the achievement gap: a new vision for making it happen
MinnPost - 11/12/13

Trying to keep kids in International Falls by teaching engineering
MPR - 11/12/13

Obamacare Mandates Mean Cuts or Higher Costs for Minnesota Schools
Heartland Institute - 11/8/13

WCCO - Minnesota Makes Significant Gains in Narrowing Achievement Gap
WCCO - 11/8/13

What works for kids? In St. Croix River-area schools, it's early intervention
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/7/13

Minnesota school achievement gap narrow for some, test shows
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/7/13

Minnesota 4th-grade tie for the top in national math tests
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/7/13

Education commissioner points to achievement-gap progress
MPR - 11/7/13

U.S. Math, Reading Achievement Edges Up, But Gaps Remain
Education Week - 11/7/13

Dayton to Discuss Minn. Student Test Scores
ABC Eyewitness News - 11/7/13


St. Paul looks to mainstream special-needs kids, but some voice concerns

St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/7/13

Minnesota voters sign off on school levies at record rate
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/6/13

2013 School Levy Results
SEE - 11/6/13

(Last updated:  11/7/13 at 9:00 a.m.)


St. Paul district looks at new ways to improve school bus behavior
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/7/13

Most school levies win voter support across Minnesota
MPR - 11/6/13

One in five school districts asking voters for money Tuesday
MPR - 11/3/13

Local view: Breakfast is the place to start to help students learn
Duluth New Tribune - 11/3/13

In school levy fights, it's often parents vs. parents
TwinCities.com - 10/31/13

Honoring educators and schools that "have a profound impact on students"
Twin City Daily Planet - 10/31/13

Minnesota:  After online testing glitches, state won't seek damages from vendor
TwinCities.com - 10/30/13

Research shows anti-bullying campaigns can create more bullies (K-12 Education Blog)
Lubbock Online - 10/29/13

CBS Minnesota - 3/12/13 

 

Minnesota Budget Bites - 4/22/14

Post-break, DFL legislators face dealmaking with GOP, selves
MinnPost - 4/17/14

Senate $210 million bill benefits preschool programs, caregivers
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/9/14

As Senate debates budget, Dayton urges restraint
The Washington Times - 4/8/14

Minn. Has The 6th-Highest Taxes In The U.S., Census Bureau Says
CBS Minnesota - 4/8/14

House passes wide-ranging supplemental budget bill
Twin Cities Daily Planet - 4/4/14

Several Republican amendments help tax bill move through House 125-0
House Session Daily - 4/4/14

Lawmakers divided on priorities for $1.2 billion surplus
Capitol Chatter - 2/28/14

Budget surplus may fast-track tax cuts and produce big bonding bill
MinnPost - 2/28/14

Move to repeal taxes faces some hurdles
Finance & Commerce - 2/14/14

As economy recovers, DFL lawmakers press to fill state budget reserve
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/14/14

BMO Economics: Minnesota Economy Continues to Grow at a Modest Pace
Market Wired - 2/4/14

Minnesota’s fiscal future: 2014 and beyond
MinnPost - 1/6/14

State Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6 Percent
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development - 12/19/13

Moody's says state school shift payback helps outlook
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/14/13

Arne Carlson credits Minnesota’s diverse economy, not politicians, for budget surplus
MinnPost - 12/6/13

Minnesota forecasts $1.1 billion budget surplus
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/5/13

New state economic forecast shows $1 billion surplus
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/5/13

November Forecast Information
Minnesota Management & Budget - 12/5/13

New York Times: Pay attention to Minnesota and Wisconsin
The Cap Times - 11/26/13

Right vs. Left in the Midwest
New York Times - 11/24/13

Legislature must find money before new taxes can disappear
Capitol Chatter - 10/28/13

Minn. Public Schools to Get $636M in State Back Pay
KSTP - 9/30/13

Minnesota Schools To Learn Amount Of Back Pay By State
AP - 9/29/13

Both GOP and DFL are happy — and quick — to claim credit for Minnesota's lofty business ranking
MinnPost - 9/27/13

State tax revenues up $463 million
MPR - 7/10/13

Minnesota pulls in $300 million tax windfall; schools stand to gain
Star Tribune - 6/3/13 

DFL leaders say budget is 'progress;' GOP says it's 'tax, tax, tax'
Star Tribune - 5/21/13 

Budget in limbo with legislative deadline just hours away
MPR - 5/20/13 

Legislature wrapping up big budget bills, but controversial measures linger
MinnPost - 5/19/13 

Gov. Dayton, DFL legislative leaders have tax deal for budget
MinnPost - 5/16/13 

Tax deal reached
MPR - 5/16/13 

Heavy lifting on budget still needed at Capitol
MPR - 5/14/13 

Dayton, DFL leaders agree on budget targets
MPR - 5/12/13 

Dayton, DFL leaders still looking for budget deal
MPR - 5/7/13 

Minnesota income tax increases virtually certain — but not tax reform
MinnPost - 5/2/13 

Which tax provisions will survive?
Brick City Blog - 4/30/13 

State budget negotiations set to begin
MPR - 4/30/13 

Minnesotans could face tax on clothing, tattoos, dating services
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/23/13 

Senate DFL tax plan worries some Dems
MPR - 4/23/13 

Taxes: All eyes now turn to Skoe
Politics in Minnesota - 4/19/13 

Is Minnesota friendly to small businesses?
MinnPost - 4/17/13 

April economic update brings more good and not-so-good news
Minnesota Budget -
4/17/13

Minnesota House bill would raise taxes, erase deficit
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/15/13 

Nan Madden: Tax plan wouldn't drive out millionaires
St. Cloud Times - 4/13/13 

Political notebook: Taxes split DFL
Capitol Chatter - 4/12/13 

Senate tax priorities start to come into view
Minnesota Budget Project - 4/12/13 

Senate DFL going its own way on tax reform
MinnPost - 4/13/13 

Avoid budget that makes Minnesota uncompetitive
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/23/14 

The need for tax reform has not changed
Minnesota Budget Project - 3/20/13 

DFL budget aim: $38B – give or take
Politics in Minnesota - 3/20/1

Minnesota Senate DFLers propose raising taxes by $2 billion
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/20/13 

Senate DFL prioritizes property tax relief
MPR - 3/20/13 

DFL House plan would raise taxes on rich for school aid
Capital Chatter - 3/19/13 

On School IOUs, Dayton Says Waiting Is Fine By Him
CBS Minnesota - 3/19/13 

House DFL one-ups Dayton on income taxes
MPR - 3/19/13

House Budget Targets $550 for E-12 plus $859 million to pay back shift
MPR - 3/19/13 

Dayton's revised budget raises $1.8B for education, economic development
MPR - 3/14/13 

Dayton aside, service tax idea not dead yet
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/11/13 

Minnesota budget forecast shows smaller deficit
MPR - 2/28/13 

2013 February 28- February Forecast Summary
Minnesota Management & Budget - 2/28/13 

The federal budget fallout in Minnesota
Minnesota’s schools and children would be among the state’s biggest losers if automatic federal budget cuts take hold this week
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/24/13 

Why Minnesota's school funding shift is helpful
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/23/13 

Do tax increases kill jobs? Minn. soon to find out
AP - 2/13/13 

Legislators eager to parse Minn. budget bills
MPR - 2/11/13 

Budget 101: A graphic primer to Dayton's budget proposal
MinnPost - 1/31/13

Concerns about K-12 budget hint at debates to come
Session Daily - 1/29/13 

Dayton and GOP clash over fairness of tax plan
MPR - 1/29/13 

GOP gives Dayton budget a cold shoulder
MinnPost - 1/22/13

Cautious DFL lawmakers praise Dayton’s budget vision but demur on details
MinnPost - 1/22/13
 

Dayton's budget plan includes higher, spending
MPR - 1/22/12

Dayton’s eagerly awaited budget proposal touted as a ‘historical shift’
MinnPost - 1/11/13 

Tax reform on Legislature’s docket when it convenes Tuesday
Capitol Chatter - 1/7/13 

Money tops Minnesota legislative concerns
Duluth News Tribune - 1/8/13