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May 27, 2015

Minneapolis School Suspensions Spike Under Interim Superintendent

Reducing suspensions was one of former Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's top priorities. Soon after she left the job in December, the district's suspensions were on the rise.

May 21, 2015

Minn. Gov. Vetoes State Budget Over Lack of Universal Preschool

The Minnesota legislature is heading to a special session over education funding, after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a spending bill on Tuesday that he said was inadequate.

May 20, 2015

Minnesota Heads to Special Session Over Education Aid, Joining Washington St.

The Minnesota legislature is heading to a special session over education funding, after Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a spending bill that he said was inadequate.

May 18, 2015

Minnesota Governor, Lawmakers in Budget Showdown Over Pre-K

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is threatening to veto lawmakers' entire education budget bill if they don't include an additional $150 million for universal preschool.

April 27, 2015

Minnesota Having a Not-So-Nice Argument Over Preschool

Minnesotans are in the midst of a confusing political battle over public preschool. Some want to invest the state's surplus in expanding the state's scholarship program while others want to invest in universal preschool.

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.

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