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All ‘making this up as we go along.’ MN’s top teachers prepare for distance learning
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/29/20

Minnesota schools are closed until early May: Here are 9 things you need to know
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/26/20

Walz: Minnesota schools, restaurants to remain closed as state works to 'buy time' against coronavirus
Bemidji Press - 3/24/20

Lack of broadband access adds to challenges for school districts in Greater Minnesota
MinnPost - 3/24/20

With school closed, students with special needs missing vital help
Bring Me the News - 3/23/20

MN schools are closed. Can teachers still teach? And will it count?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/23/20

‘I don’t know what we’d do without it’: How school-based child care for emergency workers has rolled out in Minnesota
MinnPost - 3/19/20

MN students to skip standardized tests due to coronavirus
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/20/20

Governor directs schools to make long-term strategic plans for COVID-19
County Messenger - 3/20/20

Response to coronavirus exposes lack of high-speed internet across Minnesota
ABC Eyewitness News - 3/18/20

COVID-19: What's been done, is being done and could be done by House
House Daily Session - 3/18/20

How Minnesota schools are preparing for distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic
MinnPost - 3/16/20

Walz announces temporary closure of Minnesota K-12 public schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/16/20

Walz: State must change the way it funds education
KTOE - 3/11/20

Minnesota students graduating high school at historic rates

Minnesota Public Radion - 3/5/20

Governor's education policy plan proposes changes to teacher licensure

House Session Daily - 2/27/20

Minnesota facing largest school bus driver shortage ever
5 Eyewitness News - 2/26/20

Bill would require Minnesota schools to warn kids about vaping
City Pages - 2/25/20

Minnesota legislators introduce constitutional amendment to require a 'quality public education' for all students
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/25/20

Minnesota Public Schools Rank Seventh on National Study
Hibbing Daily Tribune - 2/24/20


Despite half a billion in new money, many Minnesota school districts are in the red
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/23/20

Why trying to spend Minnesota’s budget surplus is proving irresistible to legislators
MinnPost - 2/21/20

Early childhood division OKs ‘Great Start for All Minnesota Children Act’
Session Daily - 2/20/20

‘Increase Teachers of Color Act’ clears education policy committee

House Session Daily - 2/19/20

Early childhood initiatives could get $500 million boost

House Session Daily - 2/18/20

What’s happening with the Page-Kashkari proposal for a constitutional right to ‘quality public education’
MinnPost - 2/14/20


Teens voice pain points, share successes with the House Education Finance Division

House Session Daily - 2/13/20

Minnesota day care costs among nation’s highest. DFL pushes $500 million early childhood plan.
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/13/20

Legislature should make civics education a priority for schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/11/20

Minnesota business leaders launch push for constitutional amendment on education
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/11/20

2 big teachers unions call for rethinking student involvement in lockdown drills
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/11/20

MN House Democrats seek more early childhood funding
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/6/20

Minnesota House Dems Lay Out Session Priorities, Focusing On Child Care, Education
CBS Minnesota - 2/6/20

REP. URDAHL & CO. CONTINUE PUSH FOR CIVICS EDUCATION
KDuZ Radio - 2/6/20

4 years into St. Paul district’s restorative practices, its effectiveness is unclear
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/2/20

Science helps Minneapolis school turn the page on reading skills
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/30/20

Most MN teacher prep programs expose educators to science of reading
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/29/20

Minnesota parents fight schools to allow children access to CBD
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/25/20

A glimmer of positive news on the achievement gap
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/23/20

4 education issues Minnesota lawmakers want to tackle in 2020
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/20/20

Minnesota school finance - a puzzle, yet so important
Lonsdale New Review - 1/20/20

Minnesota students not getting all info on dual-credit opportunities
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/16/20

What’s wrong with a constitutional amendment to improve education?
MinnPost - 1/14/20

Minnesota teachers union opposes constitutional amendment to address achievement gap
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/8/20

To close Minnesota's achievement gap, two leaders propose amending state Constitution
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/8/20

Minnesota propane industry wades into electric school bus debate
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/31/19

Bullying Evolves but Still Pervasive in Minnesota Schools
Associated Press - 12/28/19

5 education issues to watch in 2020
MinnPost -12/27/19

From the legislative session to the presidential election, what to expect from Minnesota politics in 2020
MinnPost - 12/26/19

VERIFY: Are Minnesota schools worst in nation for students of color?
Kare11 News - 12/19/19

Triple play: Two Harbors man fills three community needs in one long day
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/11/19

Minnesota schools grapple with school safety concerns, parental angst
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/9/19

Seclusion rooms in Minnesota’s public schools: What are they — and how are they governed?
MinnPost - 12/5/19

Violent week at Wisconsin schools highlights changing world of school security
Kare 11 -12/4/19

Minnesota's 50 Best Public High Schools For 2020
Patch - 12/3/19

SCERAC takes argument that state is underfunding education to Court of Appeals
St. Cloud Times - 12/2/19

How Minnesota schools are doubling down on anti-vaping efforts
MinnPost - 12/2/19

USDA invests over $1.6 million in the expansion of rural education and health care
Aberdeen News - 11/27/19

Sexting’s lasting consequences need to be understood
Star News - 11/26/19

Minnesota pledges additional $15M to electric vehicles; money from Volkswagen settlement
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/20/19

Walz urges collaboration against achievement gap in lakes area visit
Brainerd Dispatch - 11/19/19

Campaign to halt charter-school growth is stirring up a heated debate in St. Paul
MinnPost - 11/19/19

Attorney General Keith Ellison steps in to fix ‘anti-competitive’ school milk prices
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/19/19

MN property taxes are on the rise. These maps show where and how much.
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/18/19

These Minnesota schools had the highest ACT scores this year
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal - 11/11/19

Minnesota schools embrace iPads, laptops — and hope they're readying students for a digital future
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/9/19

Are Minnetonka Public Schools secretly monitoring students’ social media posts?
MinnPost - 11/7/19

School construction process faulted in Minnesota
Post Bulletin - 11/8/19

A lot of 'yes' in Minnesota school referendums
Minnesota Public Schools - 11/6/19

New tax credit for ag land might help rural Minnesota schools increase funding
Grand Forks Herald - 11/1/19

Minnesota math and reading scores on par or higher than national averages
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/30/19

Minnesota's ACT scores remain tops among states where most take the test
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/30/19

Minnesota schools get 26.6% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports
The Neighbor - 10/30/19

Here’s where Minnesota schools get their money and how it is spent
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 10/28/19

Report: Minnesota among worst states in country for educational disparities
MinnPost - 10/15/19

More than a year later, local education unions deal with Janus decision: U.S. Supreme Court case impacts union dues
The Bemidji Pioneer - 10/15/19

As test scores drop, Minnesota educators seek a 'new conversation' about math
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/11/19

Why Ed Commissioner Ricker sees National Board Certification as a key tool for elevating teacher performance
MinnPost - 10/10/19

School Trust Lands provide important revenue for area schools
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State releases $30 million for school safety upgrades
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/3/19

Special Ed teachers honored for curriculum development
Aitkin Age - 10/1/19

What is 360-degree learning, and why is it growing?
Multi Briefs Exclusive - 10/1/19

Minnesota's school nurses face growing workloads and complex demands
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/29/19

Gov. Tim Walz to focus on reducing school dropouts; critics see a diversion from falling test scores
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/28/19

Worker shortage sparks Minnesota businesses to think outside of the box
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/28/19

St. Cloud’s new Tech High School opens with big labs, big tech and an eye toward the future
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/23/19

Data show significant disparities in ‘rigorous course taking’ among Minnesota high school students
MinnPost - 9/19/19

Seeking 'herd immunity': Local schools see slight rise in non-medical vaccine exemptions
West Fargo Pioneer - 9/15/19

Minnesota district uses student voice to combat racism
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/13/19

Minneapolis program aims to address student housing insecurity
Education Dive - 9/9/19

Our view: Schools alone can't close achievement gaps
Post Bulletin - 9/5/19

School lunch shaming decreasing, but still a problem in Minnesota
Fox 9 News - 9/5/19

More Minnesota students opting out of state tests
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/4/19

Judge dismisses group's lawsuit asking the state to cover St. Cloud's cross-subsidy
St. Cloud Times - 9/4/19

MN education officials: New immigration rules could strip funding from schools, students
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/2/19

The State of Our Students
Minnesota Department of Education - August 2019

Minnesota math scores continue to decline; achievement gaps persist
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/29/19

Education commissioner calls state of Minnesota's students 'promising'
Fox 9 News - 8/29/19

Rolnick’s preschool plan to close gap deserves study
Star News - 8/25/19

First teacher pipeline courses beginning at Minnesota West
The Globe - 5/24/19

Push to increase ‘educational attainment’ in Minnesota reveals stark racial disparities
MinnPost - 8/22/19

Private High Schools In Twin Cities: Tuition Cost, Rating
Patch.com - 8/19/19

STMA ranked #1 In Wright County, #6 in Minnesota
Press & News - 8/19/19

As some Minnesota students flock to the fair, others are already in classrooms
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/17/19

Native American tour is designed to educate teachers on historical trauma
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/14/19

Study ranks Minesota at the bottom for early learning
KIMT3 News - 8/13/19

Low graduation rate prompts ads branding Minnesota as 'worst' for students of color
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/3/19

Hearing and helping Minnesota’s homeless youth and families
Mille Lac's Messinger - 7/31/19

Minnesota among top states for public education
Kare 11 - 7/29/19

Farm to Summer Week: MN Kids Enjoy Locally Grown Food
Public News Service - 7/15/19

From pushback to engagement: How Minnesota school districts have reacted to being flagged for discipline disparities
MinnPost - 7/8/19

Why are hundreds of Minnesota students starting kindergarten at age 4?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 6/16/19

Bipartisan bill to build Minnesota's ranks of teachers of color sputtered
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/9/19

LEGISLATORS DEVOTE FUNDS TO “NO CHILD LEFT INDOORS”
Mesabi Daily News - 6/8/19

Additional funding, Ag2Schools increase, special education changes top final Minnesota legislative E-12 education bill
The Globe - 6/8/19

Is special education underfunding a constitutional violation? Court to hear arguments Friday
St. Cloud Times - 6/4/19

How young is too young to be suspended from school?
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/4/19

Minnesota honors bilingual graduates with biliteracy seal
WRAL.com - 6/2/19

$600M A YEAR, YET ACHIEVEMENT GAP PERSISTS
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/1/19

Incremental change, ‘lackluster’ year: Compromises all around in final Minnesota education budget
MinnPost - 5/29/19

Legislators decide to fund farm-to-school initiative
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/28/19

Ellison: Schools can't block students from graduation for lunch debt
Duluth News Tribune - 5/15/19

Key to a healthy, prosperous future for Minnesota is giving more kids access to breakfast at school
Grand Rapids Herald Review - 5/11/19

Three sisters homeschooled after decade of bullying: State official says problem is rising across Minnesota
Duluth News Tribune - 5/11/19

Unified gym class changing the culture of Buffalo High School 
ABC 5 News - 5/10/19

‘Help us’: Minnesota school officials plead with lawmakers to fix special education cross-subsidy
MinnPost -5/9/19

Closing Minnesota's Education Gap: How you can help
Valley News Live - 5/9/19

Saying 'no' won't lead to budget deal at the Capitol
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/7/19

An amicable start to E-12 education finance conference committee discussions
House Session Dailey - 5/6/19

Divided Minnesota Legislature faces spending chasm on schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/4/19

Minnesota House passes education budget increase, setting up clash with Senate
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/24/19

Minnesota graduation rates hit new record
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/23/19

Once again, Minnesota takes the lead on special education
Marshall Independent - 4/22/19

A lot of Minnesota lawmakers agree on the need to recruit and retain teachers of color. There’s a lot less agreement on how much the state should spend on it.
MinnPost - 4/19/19

Minnesota education leader supports national certification for teachers
Duluth News Tribune - 4/19/19

Competing priorities: Comparing the DFL, GOP and Walz education budgets
MinnPost - 4/17/19

Education is half the state budget — GOP and DFL start negotiations nearly a billion dollars apart
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/15/19

4 best practices for implementing state longitudinal data systems
Education Drive - 4/15/19

Should Minnesota grade its schools?
MinnPost - 4/9/19

Minnesota House Democratic bill hikes corporate taxes to help schools
KSTP - 4/7/19

DFL bills aim to rein in teacher licensing changes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/6/19

Governor signs snow day relief bill for Minnesota schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/1/19

Breakfast After the Bell will serve up student success
MinnPost - 4/1/19

‘We can’t sustain this’: special-ed shortfalls strain Minnesota districts as lawmakers struggle to find long-term solution
MinnPost - 3/29/19

Minnesota bill would add firearm safety, hunting to physical education classes
The Hill - 3/28/19

Missed days due to snow, cold won’t count against schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/27/19

Getting 'hooked' on hunting, fishing at a young age: Bill would help schools add outdoors-based curriculum
Bemidji Pioneer - 3/27/19

Omnibus early childhood education bill includes more scholarship funding
House Session Daily - 3/26/19

Snow days still vexing leaders even as warmth rolls in
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/26/19

Letter from Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker regarding snow days bills

Minnesota Democrats offer E-12 funding boost, public tuition freeze in budget proposal
Duluth News Tribune - 3/25/19

Looking to reduce discipline disparities, House bill would ban preschool suspensions in Minnesota
MinnPost - 3/22/19

Minnesota lawmakers debate snow-day relief as hourly school workers worry about pay
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/21/19

Rochester lawmaker wants to bring P-TECH program to Minnesota schools
Mid City Beat - 3/20/19

‘We’ll fight for this one’: Gazelka says bill creating tax credits for private school scholarships is a GOP priority
MinnPost - 3/20/19

Parents of color want a clearer way to assess schools in Minnesota
MinnPost - 3/20/19

Division considers a variety of special education funding proposals
House Session Daily - 3/19/19

Smith backs legislation to invest $100 billion in education
Brainerd Dispatch - 3/19/19

Republicans ready to reopen Minnesota school choice debate
Red Wing Republican Eagle - 3/19/19

Bill aims to stop the “pre-K to prison pipeline”
House Session Daily - 3/14/19

Committee approves omnibus E-12 education policy bill
House Session Daily - 3/14/19

Civics engagement requirement added to omnibus E-12 education policy bill
House Session Daily - 3/13/19

Committee reviews governor’s education funding bill
House Session Daily - 3/13/19

School safety grant program could be extended due to overwhelming demand
House Session Daily - 3/12/19

Preschool teachers could be subject to K-12 licensure requirements
House Session Daily - 3/12/19

Educator licensing system changes included in omnibus E-12 policy bill
House Session Daily - 3/11/19

Committee considers increased eligibility for school-age care programs
House Session Daily - 3/8/19

As snow days pile up, school districts ask lawmakers for relief
House Session Daily - 3/6/19

MN school sees gains when kids' art, social needs take center stage
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/6/19

Students with dyslexia could be identified sooner
House Session Daily - 3/5/19

Minnesota House panel eyes tougher teacher licensing standards
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/4/19

Teacher licensure system, overhauled in 2017, may see more changes
House Session Daily - 3/4/19

Civics, cursive writing, sexual consent: Lawmakers propose school mandates
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/3/19

Calling current curriculum inadequate, advocates call for comprehensive sex ed in MN schools
House Session Daily - 3/1/19

Students could have improved access to school counselors and support staff
House Session Daily - 2/28/19

Proposal would aim to increase percentage of teachers of color
House Session Daily - 2/27/19

Governor seeks additional $733 million for E-12 education funding
House Session Daily - 2/27//19

Students could be required to take personal finance course
House Session Daily - 2/26/19

Regional public libraries could see funding increase
House Session Daily - 2/26/19

Committee considers changes to special education services
House Session Daily - 2/25/19

Walz calls on Minnesota to meet needs of 'the whole child'
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/20/19

Bill aims to put an end to lunch shaming students
House Session Daily - 2/20/19

Teens could have improved access and more affordable driver education
House Session Daily - 2/20/19

Lawmakers consider funding suicide-prevention training for teachers
House Session Daily - 2/19/19

Starting Line: Proposal aims to reduce students' mobile device usage during school hours
House Session Daily - 2/18/19

Teachers union says Minnesota schools need $4 billion more and the rich should pay
Inforum - 2/16/19

Minnesota Bill Could Boost Farm-to-School Initiatives
ABC Channel 6 News - 2/16/19

'Breakfast after the Bell' program would increase student access to first meal of the day
House Session Daily - 2/14/19

Mary Cathryn Ricker, Minnesota's new education commissioner, brings 'solution-driven ambition' to state's schools
Minneapolis Start Tribune - 2/13/19

Rochester lawmaker wants to bring P-TECH program to Minnesota schools
Med City Beat - March 2019

Bill would allow school districts to start before Labor Day
House Session Daily - 2/13/19

School boards could gain authority to renew expiring referendums
House Session Daily - 2/12/19

Bill would increase funding for early childhood screenings
House Session Daily - 2/12/19

Minnesota schools may seek reprieve for canceled classes
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/11/19

Online learning has replaced snow days in some Minnesota school districts, and more may follow
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/8/19

Minnesota doesn't have enough substitute teachers — and it's hitting hard in local schools
SC Times - 2/7/19

Auditor's report highlights state's "complex and fragmented" early childhood programming
House Session DAily - 2/7/19

Bill would increase funds for English language learners
House Session Daily - 2/6/19

Students are never too young to suffer from stress, legislators told
House Session Daily - 2/6/19

Special education providers feeling buried by paperwork
House Session Daily - 2/5/19

School lunch participation solid, but breakfast program lags
House Session Daily - 2/5/19

At southern Minnesota school, everyone and everything focuses on kindergarten
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/2/19

Minnesota schools ready to teach, feed kids after cold snap
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/1/19

Paying the bill for exploding special ed costs
Minneapolis Star Tribune Editorial Board - 1/31/19

House panel gets rundown of the state’s early learning initiatives
House Session Daily - 1/31/19

School districts grapple with growing special education funding gap
House Session Daily - 1/31/19

Most licensed Minnesota teachers are turning to other careers
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/31/19

Minnesota’s persistent literacy gap has lawmakers looking for ways to push evidence-based reading instruction
MinnPost - 1/31/19

Bill would establish framework for educational grant applicants
House Session Daily - 1/31/19

Leaders share strategies on tackling the opportunity gap
House Session Daily - 1/30/19

Bill would establish framework for educational grant applicants
House Session Daily - 1/30/19

New Minnesota schools chief brings a teacher's eye to the job
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/28/19

Starting Line: A reminder that college isn't the only option post-high school
House Session Daily - 1/28/19

Tim Walz considers shift away from school referendums to fund Minnesota schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/28/19

Investments in early childhood could prevent, close skills gaps, division hears
House Session Daily - 1/24/19

Relationships play key role in students’ academic success
House Session Daily - 1/23/19

More kids than ever need mental health services, members hear during joint meeting
House Session Daily - 1/22/19

Proposed bill calls to make teacher board mandated misconduct reporters
5 Eyewitness News - 1/21/19

Review of state's education funding formula highlights its complexities
House Session Daily - 1/16/19 

State's new teacher licensing board up and running, but challenges persist
House Session Daily - 1/15/19

Analysis Shows Great Disparities Between Black & Whites In Minnesota
CBS Minnesota - 1/16/19 

Youngest Minnesotans’ health and education focus of new division
House Session Daily - 1/15/19

Recovery School offers students a path to sobriety
Post Bulletin - 1/12/19

MSBA requests state attorney general file lawsuit
Farmington Independent - 1/11/19

Former school board member, St. Cloud NAACP plan to sue Minnesota for education funding
St. Cloud Times - 1/11/19

First 10 bills offer glimpse of DFL's ‘Values Agenda’
House Session Daily - 1/9/19

Minnesota's new ed chief doesn't want to arm teachers
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/4/19

From early ed to school safety: A look at the education issues Minnesota lawmakers are set to tackle in 2019
MinnPost - 1/3/19

Minnesota receives $4.7 million to streamline early learning access
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/2/19

New rules on sexual misconduct could affect Minnesota K-12 schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/1/19

On lawmakers' education agenda: school funding, safety and prekindergarten
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/29/18

House committee assignments for the 2019-20 biennium are released
House Session Daily - 12/21/18

Walz names education, corrections agency heads
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/20/18

Editorial: Iowa Legislature should extend sales tax for school infrastructure
Des Moines Register - 12/11/12

Teachers back new MN climate education standards, but topic's still hot
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/11/18

What education insiders are hoping for in Minnesota’s next ed commissioner
MinnPost - 12/5/18

Thinking about switching career paths to become a teacher? It’s daunting, but might be getting easier
MinnPost - 12/1/18

Teacher Pay: How Minnesota Ranks
Patch.com - 11/26/18

'He'll be a voice for us': Walz's election spurs optimism among Central Minnesota teachers
SC Times - 11/26/18

Minnesota awards $5 million for specialized mental health at schools
Star Tribune - 11/24/18

Gov. Mark Dayton's education legacy: a new focus on early learning
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/24/18

After seven years of work, Minnesota has a new system for licensing teachers
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/23/18

Minnesota schools embrace hands-on learning with 'makerspaces'
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/23/18

House committees, schedule and chairs announced for 2019-20 biennium
House Session Daily - 11/21/18

How one school district is looking to reconfigure mental health services for Minnesota’s most at-risk youth
MinnPost - 11/21/18

School bond referendum requests fare better in 2018, but rural-urban divide persists
MinnPost - 11/14/18

School-linked mental health programs awarded grants
The Globe - 11/3/18

Minnesota educators continue to grapple with one of the most critical — and politicized — education issues: reading instruction
MinnPost - 11/1/18

Minnesota’s school counselor crisis
Kare11 - 10/31/18

Why it's a good economic bet to invest in early childhood
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/30/18

Minneapolis Fed tackles education this week
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/22/18

Minnesota's ACT scores remain steady, among best in the U.S.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/17/18

Education Is on the Ballot This November
Center for American Progress - 10/12/18

Shortage of school workers in Minnesota hampering some operations
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/8/18

Bethel Announces New Undergraduate Special Education Programs
Bethel University - 10/3/18

MN had $25M to give for school safety; schools requested nearly 10 times that
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 10/1//18

The ‘full-service community schools’ model is getting high-profile political support in Minnesota. So what is it?
MinnPost - 9/26/18

Minnesota School Districts Ask Voters to Pay for Security Upgrades
5 Eyewitness News - 9/25/18

One week window opens for teachers to opt out of union dues
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/25/18

Budget gaps challenge Minnesota school districts
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/25/18

Minnesota School Districts Ask Voters to Pay for Security Upgrades
5 Eyewitness News - 9/24/18

Minnesota school districts grapple with discipline disparities
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/22/18

Minnesota’s new school accountability system: How is it different — and how is it being received?
MinnPost - 9/21/18

An Unlikely Alliance: Here's What Can Happen If Teachers Unions Embrace Charter Schools
Forbes - 9/11/18

As School Starts, Lawmaker Vows to Keep Teachers with Criminal Pasts Out of Classrooms
5 Eyewitness News - 9/8/18

With a few exceptions, Minnesota governor’s race shows stark differences on education
MinnPost - 9/7/18

Minnesota school safety upgrade applications top $250 million
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/7/18

State fair poll shows strong support for background checks during all gun sales
House Session Daily - 9/4/18

School safety concerns persist in Minnesota as new school year begins
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/2/18

State rolls out new accountability system for schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/30/18

Minnesota’s math standards need revision, national school reform group says
The Daily Globe - 8/27/18

Report: Minnesota’s public schools 7th best in U.S.
Minnesota Watchdog - 8/24/18

How Do You Get Better Schools? Take the State to Court, More Advocates Say
New York Times - 8/21/18

Minnesota Supreme Court revives 'bad teachers' lawsuit
Grand Forks Herald - 8/21/18

As desegregation case proceeds, here’s a look at what became of the metro's earlier effort
MinnPost 8/21/18

Minnesota works to complete teacher licensing overhaul
Minnesota Star Tribune - 8/17/18

Bills and bulletproof backpacks: Safety measures for a new school year
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/16/18

Getting to the 'Aha!' moment: Group seeks tutors to help kids gain math and reading skills
SC Times - 8/11/18

Candidates in Minnesota governor's race divided by visions for education
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/9/18

Department of Human Rights reached agreements to reduce disparities in suspensions
Insight News - 8/8/18

State has $25 million earmarked for security, but schools need much more
Austin Daily Herald - 8/7/18

Coming up short: Bus driver shortages impact school districts nationwide, including Mower County
Austin Daily Herald - 8/4/18

Minnesota charter schools are facing growing pains
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/4/18

Courts can rule on educational adequacy, ruling says
Southwest Journal - 8/3/18

More Schools Banning Backpacks As Students Return To Class
CBS Minnesota - 8/3/18

Minnesota's 100 Best Public High Schools: New Rankings Released
Eagan Patch - 8/3/18

Human Rights Department analyzes discipline disparities at MN schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/3/18

Map: How Public Education Ranks In Minnesota
Patch - 7/30/18

Safer schools the goal of district leaders, law enforcement's assessment training
Lonsdale News Review - 7/30/18

MN Supreme Court: Parents’ lawsuit accusing state of racially segregating students can proceed
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/25/18

School safety concerns inspire MN company to create new doors
Kare11 - 7/25/18

The number of majority-minority school districts in Minnesota has doubled in the last five years
MinnPost - 7/23/18

MN Teachers Weighing Option to Opt Out or Go All In on Union Fees Following Supreme Court Decision
Twin Cities Business - 7/12/18

New Report Highlights How Exclusionary Discipline Leads Students to Disconnect from School
PR News - 7/11/18

Learning for Leadership charter school in Minneapolis is forced to close
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/3/18

Nine Minnesota schools agree to work on discipline rates of people of color, disabilities
Brainerd Dispatch - 6/29/18

What does Supreme Court union ruling mean for Minnesota?
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/27/18

Making schools safer: Harsh consequences, or second chances?
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/22/18

Apprenticeships and two-year degrees are calling -- is anyone listening?
Duluth News Tribune - 6/9/18

Expert: Mental Health Classes in Schools Could Help Address Nationwide Suicide Epidemic
5 Eyewitness News - 6/8/18

More Teachers Are Quitting In Minnesota
CBS Minnesota - 6/6/18

Minnesota high school grad rate ranks 35th in U.S.
Minnesota Public Schools - 6/5/18

Minnesota schools just got $25 million to improve 'facility security.' Here's what that means, and why it may do little to make students more secure
MinnPost - 5/31/18

Dayton — reluctantly — signs bonding bill into law
House Session Daily - 5/30/18

Open enrollment's greatest impact is in small school districts
Mankato Free Press - 5/26/18

Minnesota school funding: What just happened?
MinnPost - 5/24/18

Cash-strapped schools await word of veto decisions
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/22/18

Session adjourns with new funding, tax conformity hanging in the balance
House Session Daily - 5/21/18

With minutes left, House passes pension stabilization bill
House Session Daily - 5/21/18

Safe schools funding added to revised tax conformity bill
House Session Daily - 5/20/18

Minnesota Legislature prepares for its ritual mad dash
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/18/18

‘Jake’s Bill’ aims to end opioid addiction through education
House Session Daily - 5/16/18

Session stretch run opens with Dayton ultimatum
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/14/18

Gov. Mark Dayton: More school aid or no GOP tax cuts
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/14/18

2 Dozen Schools Still Negotiating Teacher Contracts
5 Eyewitness News - 5/14/18

As Minnesota debates a last-minute funding boost, some historical context for state-funding of schools
MinnPost - 5/11/18

Chronic budget shortfalls: a look at the last-ditch solutions some Minnesota school districts are relying on
MinnPost - 5/9/18

Transportation amendment hits pothole in state Senate
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/8/18

Republicans say Dayton's emergency education funding request isn't an emergency
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/2/18

Dayton proposes emergency school spending
Capitol View - 5/1/18

Audit finds Minnesota preschool programs ‘complex and fragmented’
Inforum - 4/26/18

Study: Colleges that ditch the SAT and ACT can enhance diversity
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/26/18

New Issues Arise Involving Testing Company
Eyewitness 5 News - 4/25/18

High-paying trade jobs sit empty, while high school grads line up for university
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/25/18

\Area superintendents say flexible funding needed to improve school security
The Free Press - 4/22/18

Early childhood education growing, but gaps remain
Duluth News Tribune - 4/19/18

BWCA school trust lands dispute moves closer to resolution
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/18/18

Gov. Dayton, Knoblach proposals target special education cross-subsidy
SC Times - 4/16/18

Minnesota Lawmakers Mull New School Telemental Health Programs
mHealthIntelligence - 4/17/18

New Safety Measure Helps MN Schools Get Passing Grades on Tests for Lead in Drinking Water
KXRA Voice - 4/16/18

Schools, governor push to make preschool funding permanent
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/12/18

How to solve the skilled-workforce shortage? Lawmakers consider going back to the basics
House Session Daily - 4/11/18

Special ed, pre-k funding, school safety top governor’s E-12 supplemental budget proposal
House Session Daily - 4/10/18

MN students near top on national test. Breaking results down by race tells another story.
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/10/18

Minn students still above average, but tests continue to show racial disparities
Duluth News Tribune - 4/10/18

Teachers acquire a new skill: how to stop the bleeding
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/9/18

School Security Bills Moving Through Legislature
5 Eyewitness News - 4/9/18

With More Kids Skipping Tests, Minnesota Officials Fret Over School Accountability Implications
Ed Week Blog - 4/5/18

State to count MCA opt-outs
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/3/18

Minnesota lawmakers look to add protections for students who run a lunch account deficit
MinnPost - 4/3/18

School-safety discussions are incomplete without support staff
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/2/18

Minnesota House Republicans unveil $50 million school safety plan
Fox 9 News - 3/29/18

Committee considers changes to pre-K programming delivery
House Session Daily - 3/28/18

Regional school districts to work together on 'Innovation Zone' project
Lonsdale News Review - 3/26/18

Who should pay? Duluth, other Minnesota districts advocate for changes in how special education expenses are covered
Bemiji Pioneer - 3/25/18

Teacher licensing extension rejected
St. Peter's Herald - 3/23/18

Poll: Most U.S. teachers want gun control, not guns to carry
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/22/18

Minnesota lawmakers brainstorm new school safety efforts
Fox 9 - 3/21/18

Reducing student suspensions at core of omnibus E-12 bill
House Session Daily - 3/20/18

School safety always evolving
Star News - 3/17/18

Military enlistment activities may be added to list of excusable school absences
House Session Daily - 3/15/18

Grants could help schools harness solar energy
House Session Daily - 3/15/18

Rate schools like restaurants? Parents want simplicity, teachers warn it’s too complex
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/13/18

Plan to create school threat assessment teams receives bipartisan support
House Session Daily - 3/13/18

New teaching licensure system already facing changes
House Session Daily - 3/9/18

Child care’s quiet crisis: an update
RuralMN.org - Update from 2017

State aid sought to offer weekend vocational classes to high school students
House Session Daily - 3/8/18

Governor Dayton Proposes Safe and Secure Schools Act to Protect Kids, Reduce Gun Violence, and Save Lives
Office of Governor Mark Dayton - 3/7/18

Dayton backs $21M to boost school safety, student mental health
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/7/18

Bills aim to crackdown on teacher misconduct
House Session Daily - 3/6/18

Starting Line: Doing more to combat 'lunch shaming'
House Session Daily - 3/5/18

Schools and public safety: Minnesota doesn't have to stoop to arming teachers
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/1/18

Committee OKs measure intended to improve outcomes for students with dyslexia
House Session Daily - 3/1/18

New special education working group gains traction
House Session Daily - 3/1/18

Intermediate school districts seek support through new innovation grant
House Session Daily - 2/28/18

Minnesota Lawmakers Consider Ways To Protect Students From Gun Violence
CBS Minnesota - 2/27/18

Education committee approves measure aimed at preventing sex trafficking
House Session Daily - 2/27/18

Dayton school safety plan to focus on money, mental health
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/27/18

High school grad rates show only slight gains
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/27/18

Board overseeing Minnesota teacher licensure wants more time to come up with new rules
MinnPost - 2/26/18

MN Senate GOP agenda calls for school safety money
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/26/18

Education finance panel updated on teacher relief programs
House Session Daily - 2/22/18

Minnesota school districts turn to building design for security
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/22/18

Lockdown Practices Changing At Some Minnesota Schools
CBS Minnesota - 2/22/18

State Safety Experts Train Schools on Handling Threats
5 Eyewitness News - 2/22/18

Teaching Board's Failure to Report Educator Misconduct Sparks Legislative Action
5 Eyewitness News - 2/20/18

A cop per school? Minn. Senate leader raises that idea
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/19/18

Universal pre-K would make Minnesota’s child-care shortage much worse
MinnPost - 2/15/18

Preparing students for the workforce
Hutchinson Leader - 2/11/18

Minnesota is less likely to offer gifted programming than other states, report shows
MinnPost.com - 2/9/18

Minnesota schools revamping math instruction
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/7/18

Minnesota Department of Human Rights warns 43 school districts and charters over discipline disparities
MinnPost - 2/2/18

Lawmakers make bipartisan push to tackle sex trafficking
House Session Daily - 1/29/18

More Minnesota students are graduating, but how many are actually ready for jobs or college?
MinnPost - 1/24/18

School desegregation case goes to state Supreme Court
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/9/17

Does your school have a licensed school nurse? You may be surprised by the answer
MinnPost - 1/8/18

Robot invasion
Osakis Review - 1/3/18

Budget and Political News

Minnesota lawmakers to convene Thursday to pass COVID-19 response bill — after working for a week outside the public eye
MinnPost - 3/24/20

COVID-19: What's been done, is being done and could be done by House
House Daily Session - 3/18/20

Precaution: Legislature to be ‘on-call’ for four weeks
House Session Daily - 3/15/20

State’s projected budget surplus grows to $1.5 billion in latest forecast
House Session Daily - 2/27/20

Why is the DFL so riled up over inflation?
MinnPost - 2/26/20

3 Republican state Senate priorities: Murders, drug prices, Social Security tax
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/13/20

What to do with $1.3 billion? A surplus of ideas for Minnesota
But hold up: The forecast doesn't account for $1.2 billion in inflation in the next budget cycle, 2022 and 2023.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/7/19

Minnesota’s economy welcomes you
St Paul Pioneer Press - 12/6/19

Forecast: Minnesota has a $1.3 billion budget surplus
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/5/19

One year out, how the 2020 battle for the Minnesota House is taking shape
MinnPost - 10/24/19

Yes, Minnesota tax collections are up. No, the state shouldn’t go spending the money just yet, say officials
MinnPost - 10/11/19

A power map of Gov. Tim Walz’s top staff
MinnPost - 9/25/19

Deal or no deal? What survived the 2019 session -- and what didn't
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/23/19

Global budget deal reached Sunday; more work needed to pass final budget
Minnesota Budget Bites - 5/21/19

Senate Republicans prep for budget stalemate
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/16/19

Minnesota leaders: Don't neglect these three budget rules
Minneapolis Star Tribune Editorial - 5/15/19

Talks over state budget stretch on as adjournment approaches
Minnesota Public Radio 5/15/19

Special session? They aren’t so special any more at the Minnesota Legislature 
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/15/19

Minnesota ranked near top of best U.S. states 
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal - 5/14/19

Budget breakthrough or stalemate? Lawmakers spend hours Tuesday negotiating
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/14/19

Budget negotiations hit a roadblock as tensions rise at the Capitol
House Session Daily - 5/7/19

Budget talks between Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders hit a brick wall. Here are some sticking points.
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 5/7/19

'It’s obvious we’ve got a ways to go': Legislative leaders miss deadline after days of negotiations
Duluth News Tribune - 5/6/19

Government Twilight Zone: Dems and Republicans can’t agree on what a spending ‘cut’ is
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/30/19

20 cents vs. four nickels: Messaging matters in gas tax debate
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/6/19

Forecast: Minnesota budget surplus shrinks by a third, to $1 billion
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/28/19

Greater Minnesota funds could come out unscathed in budget fights
Informum - 2/20/19

Seeking orderly end to session, governor and legislative leaders agree to new deadlines
House Session Daily - 2/11/19

Walz, legislative leaders pledge smooth end of session
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/11/19

Committee deadlines for 2019 unveiled
House Session Daily - 2/5/19

'Moonshot' for rural broadband, local gov aid on Walz's to-do list
Duluth News Tribune - 1/30/19

First 10 bills offer glimpse of DFL's ‘Values Agenda’
House Session Daily - 1/9/19

The Janus decision was supposed to hurt public-employee unions. In Minnesota, their membership is up
MinnPost - 12/19/18

Minnesota legislative leaders strike early deal, set up a clash on key issues
Forum News Service - 12/15/18

A warning lurks beneath state budget surplus prediction: not enough workers to go around
MinnPost - 12/11/18

Minnesota’s budget forecast has become the inkblot test of state government
MinnPost - 12/7/18

Minnesota Legislature 2018: What lawmakers got done, what they didn't and what's next?
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/21/18

Capitol lightning round: Where things stand
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/7/18

GOP rolls out revised budget proposal
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/13/18

Tax relief focus of House budget targets
House Session Daily - 4/12/18

'Limited' surplus means tough decisions ahead for Minnesota lawmakers
MinnPost - 3/1/18

State projects $329 million budget surplus in latest forecast
House Session Daily - 2/28/18

2018 committee deadlines set
House Session Daily - 2/27/18

6 issues to watch as the legislative session gets under way
MinnPost - 2/20/18

5 things to watch in Minnesota's 2018 legislative session
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/17/18

Aligning Minnesota tax code with federal reforms tops legislative list
Hibbing Daily Tribune - 2/15/18

Latest budget forecast tips Minnesota into the red
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/5/17

New Math Deals Minnesota’s Pensions the Biggest Hit in the U.S.
Bloomberg - 8/31/17

Time to worry? Minnesota revenues coming in lower than expected
SC Times - 8/12/17

Why is Minnesota's budget guru so worried?
MinnPost - 7/17/17

Dayton signs deal calling Legislature into special session. What happens now? 
MinnPost - 5/23/17

As clock ticks, Capitol budget offers move Minnesota closer to a deal 
St. Paul Pione