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Education losses from the pandemic: The science of catching up
MinnPost - 8/25/21

Some big MN school districts ignore advice on masks, quarantine
Pioneer Press - 8/24/21

COVID-19 spread causes some school districts to change policies
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/23/21

Schools, teachers find themselves in the crosshairs of critical race theory debate
Bemidji Pioneer - 8/22/21

Minnesota BCA using cellphone app to report threats against schools, places of worship
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/18/21

Minnesota recommends weekly COVID-19 testing for students, offers no-fee testing programs for schools
Kare 11 - 8/17/21

'A very difficult decision': Minnesota schools divided on masking
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/16/21

Minnesota State High School League seeks more officials ahead of fall sports season
WCCO - 8/16/21

Minnesota's biggest school districts don't know how many teachers are vaccinated
KSTP - 8/16/21

After a summer of controversy, some Minnesota teachers are anxious about the return of the school year
MinnPost - 8/16/21

Delta variant fuels new wave of unease among Minnesota parents
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/14/21

Can Minnesota require COVID-19 vaccines for school children?
SouthernMinn - 8/13/21

Minnesota State High School League grants Temporary Pandemic Provision
Fergus Falls Journal - 8/13/21

Interest in online classes spikes in some Minnesota school districts
KSTP - 8/12/21

What Have We Learned About Schools And COVID?
CVS Minnesota - 8/12/21

Minnesota high school students can enroll in online heavy equipment classes
Inforum - 8/11/21

Back to school: Minnesota parents urged to get child immunizations up-to-date in the pandemic
Kare 11 - 8/11/21

New draft of MN social studies standards places ethnic studies alongside history, geography
Yahoo News - 8/9/21

Opinion: Learning acceleration is key to bringing students up to speed this fall
MinnPost - 8/9/21

US teachers’ union leader supports vaccine mandate for educators as delta variant surges
Fox 9 News - 8/8/21

As Minnesota schools' online options grow, so do complications
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/5/21

Minnesota School District Ban on 'All Lives Matter' Signs Violates First Amendment: Lawsuit
Newsweek - 8/4/21

Minnesota medical groups urge K-12 schools to adopt mask requirement for all
Bring Me the News - 8/4/21

WalletHub: Minnesota has fifth worst early education system in America
KARE 11 - 8/4/21

Partnership Opens Paid Tuition Opportunity for Work-Based Learning Program
Bethel University - 8/3/21

How Urgent Push for Climate Education Can Help Mental Health, Engagement
Yahoo News - 8/3/21

Sartell-St. Stephen to cut ties with Equity Alliance MN over equity audit backlash
St. Cloud Times - 8/2/21

Parents, staff, students anxiously wait for mask guidance from Minnesota school districts
Fox 9 News - 8/1/21

School mask mandates will be up to local districts, not health or education departments
Bring Me the News - 7/28/21

Minnesota backs CDC: Masks for everyone in school this fall
Twin Cities - 7/28/21

What are Minnesota’s social studies standards — and does critical race theory have anything to do with them?
MinnPost - 7/26/21

Minnesota programs offer summer meals for kids
West Central Tribune - 7/26/21

More Minnesota school board members resign in turbulent year
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/24/21

Governor, commissioner return to Mankato to tout education funding
The Free Press - 7/23/21

More Minnesota schools can continue online option, will make local choices on pandemic precautions
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/22/21

American Academy of Pediatrics urges masks for ages 2 and up in schools
Bring Me the News - 7/19/21

Minnesota schools await further guidance on fall classes and masking
Kare 11 News - 7/19/21

Pandemic, hot weather leave schools sweating over air quality
Yahoo News - 7/17/21

The diverse teachers Minnesota needs may already be working in schools—as classroom aides. New state funding promises to help them level up.
Sahan Journal - 7/16/21

Academic experts explain critical race theory in wake of Minnesota meetings
Duluth News Tribune - 7/16/21

Mask Mandate Unlikely In Classrooms This Fall, Minnesota Ed. Commissioner Says
CBS Minnesota - 7/14/21

Schools should prepare for COVID-19 Delta Variant, according to public health officials
KTTC - 7/14/21

New education spending sparks shift for Minnesota schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/13/21

State budget help too late to head off some school cuts
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/10/21

High school graduation rates inch upward in Minnesota, North Dakota
Inforum - 7/4/21

Seizure Smart legislation passes Minnesota Legislature
Willmar Radio - 7/5/21

School bus driver: 'Best part of my day' is behind the wheel
Post Bulletin - 7/5/21

Teachers of color win financial support from Minnesota lawmakers
Yahoo News - 7/4/21

Minnesota ranked 23rd in K-12 enrollment drop
KPVI - 7/4/21

Minnesota summer school programs see surge in enrollment
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/5/21

St. Anthony: Legislature fell short on help for Minnesota's most vulnerable preschool kids
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/3/21

School districts thankful for $1.2 billion in additional state funds, see more need in future
KTTC - 7/2/21

New state funding puts solar on the curriculum for Minnesota schools
Energy News Network - 7/1/21

Long, strange trip: Legislature passes new budget
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/30/21

Minnesota to spend $132 million in federal rescue money to boost student recovery from pandemic effects
News8000 - 6/30/21

How critical race theory became the latest battle in the culture war
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/23/21

Minnesota lawmakers reach education budget deal
Minnesota Reformer - 6/22/21

Police break up 'large disturbance' at anti-critical race theory conference in Moorhead
Bring Me the News - 6/16/21

Critical race theory battle invades school boards — with help from conservative groups
NBC News - 6/15/21

MN High School Graduation Rates: How Minneapolis Ranks
Patch - 6/15/21

Schools anticipate an increase in kindergarteners this fall
Kare11 - 6/15/21

Some Minnesota School Districts Struggling To Find Teachers For Summer Classes
CBS Minnesota - 6/14/21

Teachers, staffers at 2 Minnesota charter schools agree to form unions
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/13/21

Minnesota schools prepare for summer classes with relaxed pandemic precautions
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/13/21

GOP wants private school option; Walz, DFL push back
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/10/21

Lawmakers deadlocked on education budget; Senate Republicans release latest offer
Minnesota Reformer - 6/7/21

Some Minnesota school districts made changes to grading systems during pandemic to help protect GPAs, they may not go back
Inforum - 6/6/21

Unions want hourly school workers to get unemployment
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/2/21

Minnesota lawmakers agree to spend $70 million on improving broadband access across the state
MinnPost - 6/1/21

Complaints of racism, bullying in central Minn. school district prompt calls for change
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/24/21

With an extra $75 million, Minnesota schools plan for summer classes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/22/21

Inside a charter school's collapse: Records reveal decade of problems
5 Eyewitness News - 5/18/21

Summer school throughout MN gets $75 million boost
Kare 11 - 5/19/21

'We're still in the storm': Minnesota students struggle with mental health
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/19/21

Walz urges schools to be creative with summer programs
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/18/21

What Monday’s $52 billion budget deal does — and doesn’t — mean for Minnesota
MinnPost - 5/18/21

The region's teachers caught in political ‘push-pull’ in civics classroom
Bemidji Pioneer - 5/15/21

U.S. schools fight to keep students amid fear of dropout surge
Associated Press - 5/11/21

School-linked therapy meets kids and families ‘where they’re at’
MinnPost - 5/10/21

Minnesota schools step up COVID testing, despite some parental pushback
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/9/21

House, Senate begin work on bridging $620.5 million divide on education bill
House Session Daily - 5/4/21

Free busing, new magnet schools, integration orders: MN agrees to $63M annual plan to settle Cruz-Guzman lawsuit

Duluth News Tribune - 4/28/21

Education committee considers bill to increase school integration
House Session Daily - 4/27/21

Despite fraud concerns, MN won’t limit free summer meals for kids
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/28/21

Minnesota Bill Authorizing Direct Admission To College Moves Forward
Forbes - 4/27/21

Minnesota middle school student allegedly fires shots in hallway, no one hurt: Police
ABC News - 4/26/21

Citing pandemic control, St. Paul schools cancel in-person events; shows go on in suburban schools
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/26/21

Minnesota School Board Association gives new guidance on meeting attendance
Duluth News Tribune - 4/26/21

Most Minnesota schools to stay open despite growing COVID-19 spread among students
Grand Forks Herald - 4/26/21

Schools cutting teacher jobs as debate over funding increase continues
Bring Me the News - 4/23/21

Urdahl's Civics Education measure amended onto House Education Bill
Lakeland Broadcasting - 4/22/21

Princeton schools to pilot Minnesota’s first Teen Mental Health First Aid program
MinnPost - 4/20/21

Thousands of Minn. students walk out of school to protest racial injustice
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/20/21

Omnibus education finance and policy bill clears House
House Session Daily - 4/19/21

Minneapolis, St. Paul schools plan for in-person graduation ceremonies
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/18/21

How will Minnesota schools use $1.3 billion in COVID relief funds?
MinnPost - 4/14/21

Even with prospect of aid, Minnesota school budgets in dire shape
Minnesota Public Schools - 4/8/21

As schools reopen in Minnesota, COVID-19 cases climb
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/5/21

Students of color disproportionately choosing distance learning
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/31/21

Brainerd school official says social studies update will not oust American flag, pledge
Brainerd Dispatch - 3/26/21

Committee hears proposal that aims to reduce childhood hunger
House Session Daily - 3/25/21

Proposal would modify compensatory education revenue formula
House Session Daily - 3/24/21

Proposal could stabilize regional public library systems’ state funding
House Session Daily - 3/24/21

House budget targets move Minnesota in the right direction but fall short of fully funding public education
Education Minnesota - 3/23/21

House passes $104.5 million student summer learning package
House Session Daily - 3/23/21

Funding sought to help teachers teach economics and personal finance
House Session Daily - 3/23/21

Minnesota House passes $107 million summer school package
Fox 9 News - 3-22/21

Incoming Education Commissioner Heather Mueller talks about COVID response, future plans for schools
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/22/21

Ethnic studies courses coming to Mankato high schools
Mankato Free Press - 3/22/21

Minnesota Senate approves bills to help students, parents, and teachers recover from Covid-19 learning loss
Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus

Minnesota schools prepare for in-person standardized tests
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/20/21

CDC changes school guidance to allow desks to be closer together
Bring Me the News - 3/19/21

MN schools to receive $1.32 billion from COVID stimulus bill
Kare 11 News - 3/19/21

New Minnesota education commissioner focused on learning recovery
Duluth News Tribune - 3/19/21

5th school staff member dies of COVID-19
5 Eyewitness News - 3/18/21

Pencils down, phones out: Minnesota high school students to use MN-made app for bilingual exam
Red Lake Nation News - 3/18/21

School lunch leaders want free meals for all students
Post Bulletin - 3/18/21

Educators paying out-of-pocket for school supplies could get additional tax relief
House Session Daily - 3/17/21

COVID-19 outbreak identified at Pine City High School
Bring Me the News - 3/17/21

'Long-standing structural inequities' the target of Women of Color Opportunity Act
House Session Daily - 3/17/21

Seeking to aid post-COVID catch-up, House panel approves summer school funding bill
House Session Daily - 3/16/21

Eligibility for substitute teaching licenses could be expanded
House Session Daily - 3/15/21

Opinion:  Minnesota schools must aim higher with the Page amendment
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/14/21

Two Steps Forward, One Back: Teacher Diversity Bill May Push Hundreds of Minnesota Educators of Color from Classrooms
The 74 - 3/13/21

Omnibus education policy bill clears committee along party lines
House Session Dailyh - 3/12/21

Walz Urges Lawmakers to Pass Summer Education Package
US News - 3/11/21

Proposal would support the Girl Scouts ConnectZ program
House Session Daily - 3/11/21

Early Learning Scholarship program would be fully funded under proposal
House Session Daily - 3/11/21

Why some Minnesota school districts haven’t yet gone back to in-person learning
MinnPost - 3/11/21

House committee begins work on omnibus education policy bill
House Session Daily - 3/10/21

Proposal aims to expand students’ access to support personnel
House Session Daily - 3/10/21

A foggy situation: Districts take steps to cut the risk of virus spread as students return to school
Post Bulletin - 3/10/21

MDH reveals where it found clusters of COVID-19 variant in Carver County, explains why it's so concerning
Kare 11 News - 3/10/21

Research brief: School connectedness as a protective factor for ethnic minority adolescents
Eurie Alert! - 3/10/21

Majority of MN students now have option to attend school in person
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/9/21

Rural school districts could receive more transportation aid to help offset busing costs
House Session Daily - 3/9/21

Minnesota education commissioner resigns, Gov. Tim Walz appoints deputy to position
Bemidji Pioneer - 3/9/21

Update: Caution flag for sports put out by Minnesota Department of Health
SW News Media - 3/9/21

A Minnesota first: Edina Public Schools to launch COVID-19 pooled testing program for students
Hometown Source - 3/9/821

Walz: More than 90% of districts and charter schools offering in-person classes
Kare11 - 3/8/21

College in the Schools teacher training program could get funding extension
House Session Daily - 3/4/21

New University of St. Thomas institute will train teachers to identify, respond to student trauma
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/4/21

Proposal would prohibit schools from suspending young elementary students
House Session Daily - 3/3/21

Impact of Minnesota grants to train teachers of color is unclear, state audit says
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/2/21

Parent-led equity groups in Minneapolis aim to address racism in their own schools
Minneapolis - 3/2/21

Push to give hourly school workers jobless benefits
Kare11 News - 3/2/21

Proposal would limit youngest learners’ device usage
House Session Daily - 3/2/21

Advocates renew push for funding, recruiting teachers of color in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/2/21

Enrollment, funding drops challenge school budgets
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/2/11

Some MN school districts will bring older learners back later than Walz wanted
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/1/21

Education committee considers changes to the teacher licensure system
House Session Daily - 3/1/21

Funding for mental health and school support staff included in governor’s E-12 proposal
House Session Daily - 2/25/21

Early childhood educator incentive programs could get funding boost
House Session Daily - 2/25/21

Minnesota health officials ask students and families to take COVID-19 tests every two weeks
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/25/21

Committee considers more money for getting to school safely
House Session Daily - 2/25/21

Sex ed bill moving in Minn. House draws GOP opposition
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/25/21

Minnesota families urged to take COVID-19 tests biweekly until school ends
Rivertowns - 2/24/21

Governor’s education policy plan draws strong reactions on House panel
House Session Daily - 2/24/21

Senate Transportation Committee approves bill to keep children safe at school bus stops
Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus - 2/24/21

Minnesota celebrates school bus drivers 'going the extra mile'
Kare11 - 2/24/21

Students could have better access to after-school programs
House Session Daily - 2/24/21

Some Minnesota teachers express frustration after vaccine mix-up at Hy-Vee
5 Eyewitness News - 2/24/21

MN health officials want families with kids in school tested every two weeks
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/24/21

US Department of Education to require assessment tests this year
West Central Tribune - 2/23/21

More Minnesota students are vaping marijuana despite increasing campaigns against e-cigarettes
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/23/21

Civics class could be mandatory for high school juniors and seniors
House Session Daily - 2/22/21

States Still Must Give Standardized Tests This Year, Biden Administration Announces
Education Week - 2/22/21

More MN middle, high schools reopen as new state guidance takes effect
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/22/21

COVID drives home schooling surge; public school enrollment drops
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/19/21

Enrollment reports detail enrollment decline in MN public schools during pandemic
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/19/21

Students in residential facilities could have better access to extra learning opportunities
House Session Daily - 2/18/21

Proposal would establish a new state agency focused on early childhood
House Session Daily - 2/18/21

Education committee considers ‘Seizure Smart Schools’ legislation
House Session Daily - 2/17/21

5 things to know about Minnesota's new in-person school guidance
Bring Me the News - 2/17/21

More children could be eligible for early learning opportunities this summer
House Session Daily - 2/16/21

Walz to detail change in COVID guidance for middle schools and high schools
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/16/21

Minnesota schools fast-track plans for permanent online learning options
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/16/21

More worries about student mental health as school year continues
Kare 11 News -2/16/21

Minnesota schools plan to continue virtual learning options in fall 2021
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/16/21

New teachers could have better access to mentorship opportunities
House Session Daily - 2/15/21

Minnesota Middle And High School Students Return To Classrooms Tuesday
CBS Minnesota - 2/15/21

The Controversy Over MN's Social Studies Standards, Explained
The Patch - 2/13/21

More Minnesota students are heading back to school. What does the science say about the safety of reopening?
MinnPost - 2/12/21

Walz touts Minnesota's approach to getting kids back in school
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/12/21

Minnesota Comprehensive assessment testing is still on - at least for now
KIMT 3 - 2/12/21

Judge rules in favor of Minnesota unions in dues collection case
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/12/21

School boards could get authority to renew expiring referendums
House Session Daily - 2/11/21

House Republicans push bill to give schools control on closing, remove Walz's power
Hometown News - 2/11/21

School districts could see 2 percent increase in general education revenue
House Session Daily - 2/10/21

Education policy committee approves comprehensive sex ed proposal
House Session Daily - 2/10/21

Teacher shortage hits schools in rural, urban districts across Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/10/21

St. Thomas Launches New Minnesota Institute for Trauma-Informed Education
University of St. Thomas Newsroom - 2/9/21

Gov. Tim Walz weighing next round of COVID-19 dial turns, offers few details
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/9/21

Lawmakers press for quicker return to in-person learning for Minnesota’s secondary students
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/8/21

Legislators Question Schools' Use Of Picture Book About Police Shootings
The Patch - 2/8/21

Time to Hear a Plan for Safety in Our Schools
Minnesota Senate DFL - 2/8/21

Lawmakers press for quicker return to in-person learning for Minnesota’s secondary students"
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 2/8/21

New UMD minor aims to equip more teachers on meeting needs of students with disabilities
Duluth News Tribune - 2/7/21

Walz proposes $745 million in new state aid for E-12 education
House Session Daily - 2/4/21

Proposal to diversify the teacher workforce receives a second hearing
House Session Daily - 2/3/21

Lawmakers hear of ‘broken economic model’ that hinders early learning, child care
House Session Daily - 

Gov. Tim Walz proposes automatic college acceptance for qualifying Minnesota high school seniors
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 2/1/21

Public weighs in on racial justice recommendations for MN schools
House Session Daily - 2/1/21

Judge Sides With Minneapolis Teachers Union To Prevent District From Denying Accommodation Requests
CBS Minnesota - 1/31/21

CDC presents evidence to support a return to in-person learning at schools
Kare 11 - 1/29/21

MDH asking students to get frequent COVID-19 tests as they return to school, practice
5 Eyewitness News - 1/29/21

Bloomington schools shutter classrooms again after bus drivers test positive for COVID-19

How Northfield Public Schools' COVID-19 testing pilot program helped the state
Kare 11 - 1/28/20

Local legislators work to combat COVID-19 during legislative session
ABC 6 News - 1/28/21

Walz’s budget: more support for those hit hardest by pandemic; more taxes on the wealthiest Minnesotans
MinnPost - 1/27/21

‘Increase Teachers of Color Act of 2021’ clears education committee on party-line vote
House Session Daily - 1/27/21

Metro teachers left waiting for vaccines after invites far exceed shots and staff share info with others
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/27/21

Walz budget would hike taxes on highest earners, boost school spending
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/26/21

Walz announces sweeping education plan amid ongoing pandemic
5 Eyewitness News - 1/25/21

Gov. Tim Walz unveils broad ‘Due North’ education plan
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/25/21

Gov. Walz announces 'sweeping' Due North Education Plan
Kare 11 - 1/25/21

Governor's Due North Education Plan

Possible solutions offered to student social-emotional and academic challenges
House Session Daily - 1/26/21

Education committee reviews racial disparities, poor student outcomes
House Session Daily - 1/25/21

Teachers to get 15K more vaccines this week as Walz rolls out education priorities
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/25/21

Educators Allowed To Get Vaccinated, But Limited Doses lead To Few Getting Shots
CBS Minnesota - 1/23/21

MN schools quickly spent COVID relief funds, committee hears
House Session Daily - 1/21/21

Proposal aims to help students recover from pandemic-related learning loss
House Session Daily - 1/20/21

Surprise allotments allow a handful of Minnesota teachers and education staff to be vaccinated
Inforum - 1/20/21

Minnesota Senators press MDH employees about rollout of vaccine pilot program
Kare 11 - 1/20/21

It’s back to school — again — for many of Minnesota’s youngest students
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/19/21

Everything you need to know about whether to send your kids back to the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sahan Journal - 1/18/21

Minnesota launches vaccine pilot program targeting schools, child care, 65+ populations
5 Eyewitness News - 1/18/21

Minnesota schools prepare for elementary students' return
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/16/21

Anoka-Hennepin Installs ‘Game Changer’ Filtration Systems In Schools Before Students’ Return
CBS Minnesota - 1/15/21

State modifies schools plan with goal of more young learners back in classroom
House Session Daily - 1/14/21

State modifies schools plan with goal of more young learners back in classroom
House Session Daily - 1/13/21

Students give distance learning model a failing grade
House Session Daily - 1/12/21

Minnesota child abuse reports plunge during coronavirus pandemic, worrying authorities
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/11/21

Parents make a decision: should their elementary school students return to school?
Kare 11 News - 1/11/21

MN school staff may not have to wear both face shield and mask under change in state guidance
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/11/21

Minnesota districts prepare full-time, post-pandemic online learning programs
Fox 9 - 1/11/21

Fewer Minnesota high school seniors are filing for college financial aid, raising fears of enrollment loss
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/11/21

Standardized tests during COVID become flashpoint for Minnesota students learning English
Minnesota Public Radio - 1/11/21

Education Minnesota worried 'dial back' could hinder school reopening; MDH advises caution
Bring Me the News - 1/10/21

Summer school could be an option for more Minnesota students this year
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/9/21

Minnesota Parents And Educators Share Distance Learning Frustrations With Legislators
Patch - 1/8/21

Teachers Union Urges Walz To Watch Virus Data As Elementary Schools Plan To Reopen
WCCO - 1/7/21

Conditioning is key as masked practices begin at MN high schools
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 1/4/21

Minnesota schools eager for federal COVID-19 relief aid
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 1/1/21

Ethnicity, gender, climate: How MN is changing the way it teaches social studies
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/26/20

What does a COVID-19 vaccine mean for schools in Minnesota? Here’s what we know so far.
MinnPost - 12/22/20

What is in the new $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill?
KARE 11 - 12/21/20

New partnership connects Anoka-Hennepin students with treatment options
MinnPost - 12/21/20

2 Of Minnesota’s Largest School Districts Lay Out Plans For Restarting In-Person Learning
CBS Minnesota - 12/20/20

Duluth Public Schools to bring all elementary students back by February
Duluth News Tribune - 12/20/20

Virtual learning comes with added challenges, small successes for Minnesota's special education students
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/19/20

Minnesota school districts announce plans for elementary students' January return
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/18/20

‘Who you are is valuable’: How Black male teachers in Minnesota are recruiting others to the profession
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/17/20

Minnesota school leaders discuss plans to return to in-person learning
5 Eyewitness News - 12/17/20

Parent of student with special needs disappointed in Minnesota education announcement
Fox 9 - 12/17/20

No more snow days: Rochester Public Schools will do online learning
Post Bulletin - 12/17/20

What you need to know about Minnesota's new reopening guidelines for schools
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/16/20

Minnesota teachers react to Gov. Walz's announcement to reopen elementary schools
Kare 11 - 12/16/20

Expert explains why elementary schools are allowed to reopen in January
Kare 11 - 12/16/20

Minnesota elementary schools can reopen Jan. 18
Minnesota Public Radio - 12/16/20

All elementary schools can move to in-person learning under new executive order
Bring Me the News - 12/16/20

Minnesota sticks with its school plans as pressure to reopen grows
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/14/20

Minnesota’s first generation students are working three jobs, supporting their families—and figuring out how to apply for college during a pandemic.
SAhan Journal - 12/14/20

Lessons From Europe, Where Cases Are Rising But Schools Are Open
National Public Radio - 12/13/20

KARE 11 Investigates: More Minnesota students failing classes during pandemic
Kare 11 News - 12/9/20

Failing grades increase as metro area students show signs of distance learning struggles
5 Eyewitness News - 12/7/20

As virus rages, a few Minnesota schools still offer in-person instruction
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/5/20

Children's mental health expert on rethinking the approach to distance learning
KARE11 News - 12/4/20

Who Decides A School’s History Curriculum? Good Question
CBS Minnesota - 12/4/20

Target dates for return of Minnesota prep sports address uncertainty of managing COVID-19
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/4/20

Coronavirus pushes 47 of 50 largest MN school districts into distance learning
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 12/3/20

Education Minnesota wants lawmakers to use surprise surplus to "fully fund education"
Winona Radio - 12/3/20

Teaching in the Pandemic: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’
New York Times - 11/30/20

MN Dept. of Education to add nonbinary gender options for student data collection
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/30/20

COVID-19 in schools decreases due to distance learning
The Pine Journal - 11/28/20

Why one Minnesota district decided to keep elementary students in school, even as COVID-19 cases climb across the state
MinnPost - 11/25/20

Minnesota schools uncertain about standardized tests amid the pandemic
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/24/20

Lewandowski honored with NAMI Minnesota educator award
Home Town Source - 11/24/20

Just 2 months in, nearly every Northland school has switched to distance learning
Duluth News Tribune - 11/23/20

MN teacher's union: Follow new COVID-19 guidelines to keep schools open
Bring Me the News - 11/20/20

MN’s 20 largest school districts moving online as 69 more schools report coronavirus outbreaks
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/19/20

3 ways K-12 schools can evolve post-pandemic
Education Dive - 11/17/20

What the widespread shift to distance learning means for Minnesota schools’ support staff
MinnPost - 11/17/20

MN health leaders want prep sports halted amid COVID-19 surge
Bring Me the News - 11/15/20

COVID Cases Also Surging In Minnesota Schools, Prompting Rollbacks
CBS Minnesota - 11/12/20

More Minnesota schools halt in-person classes as COVID-19 cases rise
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/11/20

Spread within Minnesota schools not as high as initially feared, but problems remain
5 Eyewitness News - 11/10/20

Short on staff, Anoka-Hennepin plans to close elementary schools
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/10/20

As coronavirus cases surge, more districts shift back to distance learning
Bring Me the News - 11/6/20

During the pandemic, Minnesota school levy requests hit a 24-year low
Minnesota Public Radio - 11/6/20

COVID-19 cases surge in Minnesota schools
Duluth News Tribune - 11/6/20

Funding available to expand locally grown food in schools
Minnesota Department of Agriculture - 11/6/20

Gov. Walz aims to lighten load on teachers with executive order
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 11/5/20

Minnesota school meal programs require new calculations in the pandemic
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/4/20

Anoka-Hennepin, teachers union face lawsuit over teacher leave
ABC Newspapers - 11/2/20

'Scalpel approach' gives MN schools chance to keep playing sports
County infection rates are no longer the only thing that matters.
Bring Me the News - 10/28/20

Minnesota teachers juggling online, in-person classes fight stress in pandemic
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/28/20

It’s a big election year for Minnesota schools. Here’s why you should be paying close attention.
MinnPost - 10/27/20

What one school board’s decision to 'let them play' means for Minnesota
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/27/20

Anoka-Hennepin district to move to distance learning; sports, other activities to continue
5 Eyewitness News - 10/27/20

Minnesota schools seek voter-approved funding on crowded ballots
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/24/20

Are the risks of reopening schools exaggerated?
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/21/20

'I’m not alone': Minnesota students of color lead movement for equity in schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/21/20

Republicans offer 'Contract to Open Up Minnesota' in pandemic
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/20/20

MnDOT offers funding to develop Safe Routes to School programs
Autin Daily Herald - 10/17/20

During COVID-19, student enrollment is declining in Twin Cities public school districts
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/15/20

Coronavirus outbreaks hit three metro schools amid continued spread around MN
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 10/15/20

Survey: 29% of Minnesota's educators are considering quitting
Kare11 News - 10/12/20

Coronavirus surge may push more MN schools to close
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 10/8/20

MN officials allow larger dining groups in restaurants, as COVID cases continue to rise
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/8/20

As schools promise racial equity, the path forward is often met with resistance
Minnesota Public Radio - 10/7/20

Minnesota schools try to balance accountability, flexibility in tracking attendance amid pandemic
MinnPost - 10/6/20

MDH begins publishing COVID-19 case data from Minnesota schools
5 Eyewitness News - 10/2/20

LEARNING VS. SAFETY: Southeast Minnesota counties work to keep students in classroom
KTTC - 9/30/20

MDH to start publicly reporting COVID-19 cases in Minnesota schools
Fox 9 - 10/2/20

Minnesota school district rejects, and then reconsiders, state's guidelines for reopening amid pandemic
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/2/20

Twin Cities educators seek assurances for safe return to classroom
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/30/20

Minnesota schools seize on momentum to tackle racism, achievement gaps in education
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/28/20

U.S. to ship millions of tests in push to reopen K-12 schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/28/20

Minnesota school districts providing emergency child care face changing demand, staffing shortages
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/26/20

More Twin Cities school districts begin transition to in-person learning
Bring Me the News - 9/25/20

8 Minnesota schools honored with national Blue Ribbon
Bring Me the News - 9/25/20

Some large MN school districts moving toward in-person classes after starting with distance learning
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 9/24/20

From iPads to floor tape: How Minnesota schools are putting federal CARES Act dollars to use
MinnPost - 9/24/20

Minnesota State High School League poised to meet on restarting football, volleyball
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/16/20

Athletic fees jump as high as nearly 400 percent for some area Minnesota high schools
Grand Forks Herald - 9/15/20

Kids will isolate for 2 weeks if exposed to COVID-19, per new Minnesota guidance
Duluth News Tribune - 9/14/20

MDH COVID-19 briefing: Officials say staying home when sick/exposed is key to keeping schools open
5 Eyewitness News - 9/14/20

As outbreaks emerge, Minnesota school leaders put their COVID contingency plans to the test
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/13/20

ABC 6 / SurveyUSA Coronavius Poll: 70% of Minnesota parents approve of how schools handled reopening
KAAL - 9/10/20

Return to school comes with mix of excitement, anxiety across Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/8/20

Hmong community leaders share thoughts on education, economy and politics
Minnesota Public Radio - 9/3/20

The 'good enough year': Anxious teachers brace for a return to school
Minnesota Public Radio - 9-3-20

Some Minnesota schools host connection days to kick off unusual year
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/1/20

Minnesota teachers union says schools should resolve COVID-19 concerns before reopening
The Bemidji Press - 9/1/20

Kids and parents feeling back to school stress
KNSI - 8/29/20

Reading, writing, and air flow: Minnesota districts remake schools for COVID-19 safety
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/29/20

How St. Louis County public health is helping prepare for the school year
Duluth New Tribune - 8/29/20

Minnesota teachers prep for a school year like no other
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/29/200

As they head back into school buildings, some Minnesota teachers are questioning districts’ COVID-19 protocol
MinnPost - 8/28/20

Can a ‘pandemic pod’ stem the widening education gap? One neighborhood group wants to try
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/26/20

Cracking the 'giant jigsaw puzzle': Minnesota schools scale back reopening plans
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/24/20

Local school districts face uncertain need for substitute teachers ahead of reopening
SC Times - 8/24/20

Mounds View latest district postponing hybrid learning, why it won't be the last
Kare 11 - 8/21/20

As students return to MN private schools during pandemic, the nurse will be working from home
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/21/20

Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: Can't 'test our way out' of pandemic
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/20/20

Thousands Of Minnesota Students Still Don't Have Internet For Distance Learning
Patch - 8/19/20

Some metro school districts transitioning from hybrid learning model to distance learning before school starts
5 Eyewitness News - 8/19/20

Parents waiting to enroll kindergartener's next year due to COVID-19
5 Eyewitness News - 8/18/20

33 grants available in Central Minnesota to support underserved children during the COVID-19 pandemic
Brainerd Dispatch - 8/18/20

Minnesota schools plan for students studying from home during the pandemic
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/18/20

"Shadow Schools' give Minnesota parents options during COVID-19 distance learning
5 Eyewitness News - 8/18/20

Small Minnesota schools will be without sports entirely this fall
Inforum - 8/16/20

Join us.’ Most MN private schools plan for in-person classes as public schools stay closed
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/14/20

Minnesota ranks 2nd lowest for racial equality in education
MDJOnline - 8/14/20

What happens if a student, parent or school is impacted by a positive COVID-19 test?
5 Eyewitness News - 8/13/20

Weekly virus report has mixed results for school reopening plans; cases tick up in Ramsey County
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/13/20

Lawmakers question Minnesota education leaders on plans for fall classes
Fox 9 - 8/13/20

Union says teachers being left out of reopening discussions by some MN school districts
Bring Me the News - 8/13/20

Amid Pandemic, Confidence in Key U.S. Institutions Surges
Gallup - 8/12/20

Union says teachers being left out of reopening discussions by some MN school districts
Bring Me the News - 8/12/20

Most Schools Going Virtual, Including In Twin Cities Metro
Patch News - 8/12/20

Schools ready to address pandemic-driven mental health needs
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/11/20

School districts outlining plans for upcoming school year
County News Review - 8/10/20

Several of Minnesota's largest school districts plan to start year in hybrid mode
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/9/20

Health officials say these MN districts can reopen schools. So, why won’t they?
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 8/8/20

Minnesota parents rush to create 'learning pods' for distance learning
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/7/20

Some Minnesota Teachers Considering Early Retirement Amid ‘Back To School’ Concerns
CBS Minnesota - 8/7/20

Minnesota School Reopening Plans: Decisions So Far, Upcoming Announcements From The State's Largest Districts
Patch - 8/3/20

How COVID-19 case rates will affect each Minnesota school district's reopening plan
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/3/20

Fewer U.S. Parents Want Full-Time In-Person Fall Schooling
Gallup - 8/3/20

For Minnesotans, Walz’s school plan brings more questions than answers
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/31/20

Minnesota schools brace for a scramble to the start
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 8/1/20

Overwhelmed, stressed, scared: School nurses brace for the fall semester
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/31/20

Minnesota’s rules for going back to school: What you need to know
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/30/20

Alternative education options being explored by some following Walz's school announcement
5 Eyewitness News - 7/30/20

Reality Check: Can The President Cut Funding To Minnesota Schools That Don’t Reopen This Fall?
WCCO/CBS Minnesota - 7/29/20

Micro Schools: Many Parents Considering Bringing Teachers Inside Homes For Learning ‘Pods’
WCCO/CBS Minnesota - 7/29/20

Despite pandemic and lingering classroom uncertainty, Roseau school moves forward with major construction project
Grand Forks Herald - 7/29/20

Reopening schools is a lose-lose dilemma for many families of color
Axios - 7/28/20

Minneapolis Public Schools plans distance learning to start school year
Bring Me the News - 7/28/20

Live updates: MDH says recent COVID-19 trends have made decision on schools 'more challenging'
Kare 11 - 7/27/20

Inside the classroom during COVID-19
Kare 11 - 7/27/20

Families of color most affected by school decisions during pandemic
Mankato Free Press - 2/27/20

Twin Cities teachers unions demand schools stay closed this fall
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/24/20

Minnesota's strategy for the new school year to be revealed July 30
Kare 11 - 7/23/20

Half of Minnesota educators want distance learning over in-person classes this fall, union survey finds
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/23/20

Minnesota Senate Republicans say the decision for students to go back to school should depend on local leaders
KIMT3 - 7/22/20

High school fall sports delays cropping up as start of practice nears in Minnesota, area states
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/22/20

University of Minnesota survey: State educators prefer to teach in classroom but worry about COVID-19
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/21/20

Minnesota's private schools see spike in interest fueled by uncertainty around public school opening
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/21/20

Minnesota Senate presses Walz to let students return to the classroom
DL-Online - 7/20/20

Osterholm: School districts should decide if they return to school or not
Bring Me the News - 7/20/20

Hourly school workers in Minnesota say they're suffering without unemployment benefits
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/16/20

Cost of ensuring school safety complicates reopening plans
5 Eyewitness News - 7/15/20

Racial Justice Uprising Ignites Protests of Minnesota’s Largest School District
Minnesota Monthly - 7/15/20

Osseo Summer School Staff Walks Out, Saying COVID-19 Precautions Are ‘Extremely Lacking’
CBS Minnesota - 7/15/20

2 Somali Americans Become Public School Principals In Minnesota For The 1st Time
National Public Radio - 7/14/20

Alan Page, Neel Kashkari renew calls for education reform following George Floyd's death
5 Eyewitness News - 7/14/20

Contingencies, concerns abound for Minnesota high schools as fall practice looms
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/14/20

Education Minnesota reacts to push by Republican lawmakers for in-person school this fall
5 Eyewitness News - 7/13/20

Parents call on Governor Walz to reopen classrooms
Kare11 - 7/11/20

Is it safe to reopen MN schools this fall? That may depend on us.
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/12/20

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say
Dayton Now - 7/12/20

Hybrid learning raises many questions for Minnesota schools and families
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/12/20

GOP lawmakers want Minnesota school districts to make call on whether to reopen for fall
Fox 9 -7/11/20

Unscientific survey shows most MN families want in-person school, despise distance learning
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/9/20

Minnesota school district sees benefits to life after cops in schools
Minnepolis Star Tribune - 7/9/20

White House stumbles over how best to reopen schools, as Trump blasts CDC guidance
Minneasota Public Radio - 7/8/20

Minnesota students, alumni, launch anti-racist education reform campaigns
MinnPost - 7/9/20

Local schools look to create more educators, diversify workforce with new classes
Lonsdale News Review - 7/7/20

Social distancing on a school bus? Industry leaders in Minnesota explore options for a safe return
MinnPost - 7/6/20

Back in class: Minnesota districts experiment with hybrid version of summer school
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/5/20

CCX Media - 7/5/20

Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan announce public-private partnership to support technology needs of MN students
Grand Rapids Herald Review - 7/2/20

Back to classrooms? Minnesota school administrators say they'll need more buses, mental health funding
Fox 9 - 7/1/20

Supreme Court: Montana can't exclude religious schools from scholarship program
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/30/20

What will school look like in the fall? Challenges are inevitable, educators say, but 'students are No. 1'
House Session Daily - 6/30/20

Minnesota Department of Education Announces Grant Opportunity to Support Expanded Meal Access for Minnesota Children and Adults
EIN News - 6/29/20

School professionals call for changes to accommodate student learning and health
House Session Daily - 6/25/20

Education committees examine the report card on distance learning
House Sesson Daily - 6/24/20

Massachusetts ranks among worst states in U.S. for racial equality in education, data shows
MassLive - 6/24/20

Do police belong in Minnesota schools? George Floyd's death reignites debate
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/22/20

MDH, MSHSL release guidance for youth, high school, adult sports
St. Cloud Time - 6/22/20

Reform should address education achievement gap
Star News - 6/20/20

Minnesota Department of Education issues guidance for 2020-21 school year amid COVID-19
Kare11 - 6/18/20

6 things to know about what school will look like this fall
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/18/20

KMIT News - 6/16/20

MN state officials to announce K-12 academic year plans by late July
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/15/20

Virtual suicide prevention resources aims to train teachers to look for signs of student distress
KAAL News - 6/14/20

State recognizes select Minnesota schools, districts for work supporting positive student behavior
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/11/20

New Jersey now requires comprehensive climate change education — what about Minnesota?
Minnesota Public Radio - 6/11/20

Minnesota's online schools attract interest amid pandemic
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/6/20

Stress in child care will affect recovery from pandemic
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/6/20

For some students with learning disabilities, distance learning has been a disappointment
MinnPost - 6/5/20

\Minnesota school districts change grading policies for distance learning
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/29/20

How COVID-19 has interrupted — and modified — teacher licensure in Minnesota
MinnPost - 5/21/20

School Trust Land Management and Oversight - Special Review
Office of the Legislative Auditor - May 2020

Minnesota schools serves millions of meals to students
KEYC News - 5/20/20

Minnesota Senate approves Senator Nelson’s education bill to help schools, students, and teachers during COVID pandemic
Minnesota Senate Republicans Caucus - 5/18/20

How one state is planning for in-person summer school
District Administration - 5/18/20

Minnesota House defeats attempt to allow in-person graduation ceremonies
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/17/20

Minnesota schools allowed to reopen for summer: Here’s what it means
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/15/20

Minnesota parents tell us what they really think of online learning
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/11/20

Thousands protest new graduation guidelines
Kare11 News - 5/11/20

Lawmaker urges scrapping of MN graduation celebration guidelines
Traditional indoor ceremonies or large outdoor gatherings are not
Kare11 News 5/11/20

Minnesota school-district leaders grapple with new financial uncertainties amid pandemic
MinnPost - 5/8/20

Sneeze guards, face masks and no cafeteria lunches: Minn. schools plan ahead for summer and fall
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/8/20

Minnesota school-district leaders grapple with new financial uncertainties amid pandemic
MinnPost - 5/8/20

Minnesota graduations to move online, state blocks stadium, auditorium ceremonies
The Pine Journal - 5/4/20

Division-approved bill aims to reduce prekindergarten suspensions, expulsions
House Session Daily - 5/4/20

House passes added wage protections for hourly school workers
House Session Daily - 5/4/20

Minnesota high schools reimagine graduation ceremonies to honor students during pandemic
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 5/2/20

Anti-lunch shaming provisions included in omnibus E-12 education bill
House Session Daily - 5/1/20

K-12 Innovation Research Zone Pilot program could be made permanent
House Session Daily - 4/30/20

Commentary: Kids have a right to a basic education
Minnesota Lawyer - 4/30/20

Minnesota schools may now host on-site assessments that can’t be done remotely
MinnPost - 4/30/20

For teachers in training, distance learning poses new challenges
Minnesota Daily - 4/29/20

Minnesota Youth Council presses on with legislative initiatives
House Session Daily - 4/29/20

Minnesota to pilot electric school bus program
5 Eyewitness News - 4/28/20

Committee reviews pared down version of the governor’s education policy proposal
House Session Daily - 4/28/20

‘I am very confused, to be honest’: Minnesota students, parents and educators reflect on four weeks of distance learning
MinnPost - 4/27/20

Minnesota’s schools won’t reopen this academic year: Here’s what you need to know
Minnesota public Radio - 4/24/20

What it might look like to safely reopen schools
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/24/20

Proposal would give school boards authority to renew expiring referendums
HOuse Session Daily - 4/23/2O

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Walz to keep school buildings closed
Minnesota Public  Radio - 4/23/20

How many students are still attending school while at home? New numbers paint an incomplete picture.
MinnPost - 4/23/20

More Minnesota counties grant tax deadline flexibility
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/22/20

House education panel advances measure aimed at protecting hourly school employees' pay
House Session Daily - 4/21/20

'How are we going to do this?': Students with special needs could slip behind
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/21/20

Minnesota schools will have to detail how they spend aid for struggling students
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/17/20

Achievement Gap May Widen During Distance Learning
KNSI - 4/17/20

Coronavirus In Minnesota: High School Athletes Keep Training In Hopes Of Condensed Spring Season
WCCO/CBS Local - 4/16/20

Closed schools in Minnesota begin to lay off, furlough staff
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/14/20

Schools Take Their Meals on the Road — Will the Changes Outlast COVID-19?
Next City - 4/14/20

Betsy DeVos Releases First Coronavirus Emergency Aid for K-12 Schools
Education Week - 4/14/20

Immigrant Familes Face Complex Challenges with Minnesota's Distance Learning
Sahan Journal - 4/13/20

Unfinished Learning: Will Pandemic Create More Education Gaps?
KTOE - 4/10/20

Jordan turns on the lights for high school seniors
SW News Media - 4/10/20

Initiatives such as “Be the Light” help school populations remain socially connected
Sun This Week - 4/9/20

Education panel considers greater protections for hourly school workers
House Session Daily - 4/7/20

With distance learning: Be kind, be patient, be understanding
Educators, parents and students are facing change all at once and doing their best. We're all in this together.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/31/20

Coronavirus: MCA tests canceled for the rest of the school year
Bring Me the News - 3/31/2

Minnesota parents, too, are tested as education moves back home
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/30/20

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

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
ECM Publishers

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 - 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

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 - 6/2/19

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Census: Major changes for state demographics, politics
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/12/21

GOP teeing up critical race theory for midterms in Minnesota, across the nation
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/17/21

Minnesota's new budget includes major spending boost, but legislators keep a wary eye on the future
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/3/21

After slog of a session, Walz, legislative leaders tout $52 billion budget
MinnPost - 7/2/21

Central Minnesota lawmakers ready to take on budget, executive powers in special session Monday
SC Times - 6/11/21

Clock is ticking on 2021 Minnesota Legislature
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 6/5/21

Minnesota mails layoff notices to state workers as possible July 1 shutdown looms
Fox 9 News - 6/1/21

Budget deal includes several provisions left out of ‘global’ agreement signed by Walz, legislative leaders
MinnPost - 6/1/21

Deal reached on Minnesota budget; special session needed
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/17/21

Global Budget Agreement and Working Groups Framework Signed by State Leaders

Still no deal: Minnesota leaders continue secret budget talks as deadline looms
Duluth News Tribune - 5/16/21

Prospects of on-time finish for Legislature dim
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/10/21

Crunch time at MN Capitol collides with COVID fight
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/3/21

Walz to lay out COVID reopening plan, GOP links it to budget talks
Fox 9 - 5/3/21

Crunch time at MN Capitol collides with COVID fight
Minnesota Public Radio - 5/3/21

4 weeks left and $1 billion to bridge for Minn. lawmakers
MinnPost - 4/26/21

Minnesota House Democrats detail budget bills focused on education, pandemic relief
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 4/5/21

House leadership proposes $52.5 billion budget for upcoming biennium
House Session Daily - 3/23/21

Minnesota House Democrats present $52.5 billion budget plan
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/23/21

MN Gov. Walz releases revised budget
Wahpeton Daily News - 3/22/21

Report finds Minnesota has 7th highest state and local taxes in U.S.
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 3/15/21

Minnesota To Receive Billions In Aid From $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Plan
CBS Minnesota - 3/10/21

U.S. News Ranks Best States
Minnesota ranks #2 on the best states list
U.S. News - 3/8/21

Tide turns on Minnesota legislative session
Minnesota Public Radio - 3/1/21

Will economic uptick make Minnesota’s deficit vanish?
Minnesota Public Radio - 2/22/21

Legislative leaders announce 2021 committee deadlines
House Session Daily - 1/27/21

5 things to watch as the Minnesota Legislature kicks off the 2021 session Tuesday
Duluth News Tribune - 1/4/21

Virus forces changes as Minnesota Legislature opens Tuesday
Associated Press - 1/3/21

Minnesota’s budget forecast projects $641 million surplus
MinnPost - 12/1/20

Minnesota House DFL Majority announces committee structure and chair
House Session Daily - 11/30/20

Two state finance leaders take helm amid Minnesota budget uncertainty
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 11/28/20

Senate Republicans Release Committee Structure and Chairs
Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus - 11/24/20

Every option on table for deficit, Gov. Tim Walz say
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 10/28/20

Suburban voters hold key to control of Minnesota Senate
Associated Press - 10/19/20

Trickle down: State deficit will take bite out of city, county budgets
Post Bulletin - 8/20/20

Minnesota has lost a greater share of revenue than most states due to COVID-19
Minnesota Public Radio - 8/3/20

How the bonding bill went bust
MinnPost - 7/22/20

Gov. Walz predicts bonding deal and says face mask mandate still possible
St. Paul Pioneer Press - 7/16/20

Nearly $2 billion bonding bill heads for House Floor, but prospects for passage uncertain
House Session Daily - 7/14/20

Second special session starts without deal on to-do list
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/13/20

Minnesota’s 2020 legislative session was defined by what got pushed aside to respond to COVID-19
MinnPost - 5/18/20

Coronavirus-fueled economic uncertainty muddies state budget planning
House Session Daily - 4/13/20

The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes Tuesday. Here’s what probably will (and won’t) get done by the end of session.
MinnPost - 4/13/20

Minnesota bracing for possible budget deficit because of COVID-19
Minnesota Public Radio - 4/6/20

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