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April 09, 2015

Transportation Aid Lacking for Rural Midwest Schools

Several rural districts have taken money from general funds to cover the transportation aid gap.

March 24, 2015

Rural Minnesota District Seeks to 'Grow' More Diverse Teacher Corps

The program will focus on minority residents to improve diversity in the rural district's teaching staff.

March 19, 2015

St. Paul, Minn., Schools Chief Gets Contract Renewal

Valeria Silva has worked in the district since 1987 and served as superintendent since 2009.

February 26, 2015

Minnesota's Native American Educators Lobby State for More Funding

Tribal schools in Minnesota receive about $5,000 per student in federal funds, which is half of the per-pupil amount that the state provides to other school districts.

February 17, 2015

Achievement Gap Growing in Minnesota Charter Schools, Analysis Finds

The Minnesota Star Tribune review found that similar to traditional district schools, the highest performing charters generally served wealthier families.

January 27, 2015

Minnesota Tops List of State Charter Laws in Annual Ranking

This is the sixth year that the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has produced the rankings, which are determined by how well state laws stack up against a model law developed by NAPCS.

January 12, 2015

Credit Card Spending by Minneapolis District Leaders Raises Questions

The questions about spending and financial record keeping of expenses by Minneapolis school officials come at a time when the district is facing a $5 million-plus budget shortfall.

January 09, 2015

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Confront Testing Malfunctions

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser.

January 09, 2015

Pearson, Minnesota Dept. of Ed. Sort Through Testing Breakdowns

During recent practice tests, students across Minnesota were unable to access Pearson's online testing portal due to an incompatibility with Apple's Safari browser.

December 29, 2014

Minnesota School District Fights for Four-Day Week

The state has ordered the district to switch to a traditional schedule for the 2015-16 school year.

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