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June 18, 2015

Suburban Districts Shouldn't Hire Detectives to Keep Students Out

Some suburban districts hire detectives and even take families to court, to keep out students, often low income and students of color, from nearby urban districts. I think this is awful. I found many status quo defenders (and I don't see you as one of them) who believe this is perfectly ok.

June 17, 2015

Minnesota Budget: More for Early Ed., Not Enough for Universal Pre-K

The budget Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to after months of haggling contains $95 million in new funding for early-childhood education.

June 15, 2015

K-12 Funding Compromise Approved by Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton in Special Session

The final budget allocates a $525 million increase for public schools, compared to the $400 million increase legislators sent the governor in a budget he vetoed in May.

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.

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