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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.

December 17, 2014

Minneapolis Superintendent Abruptly Resigns

The Minneapolis school board approved Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's resignation late Tuesday, paving the way for her to leave the 34,000-student district.

December 16, 2014

Igniting Youth to Success through Afterschool

Research shows that investing in high-quality afterschool programs addresses many of the challenges that Minnesota and many other states face in helping youth succeed in school, work, and life.

December 04, 2014

A Look at How One State Is Using Its NCLB Waiver to Close Gaps

Minnesota's emphasis on closing the achievement gap between high-achieving white students and poor and minority students seems to be reaping early rewards.

September 10, 2014

Rural Minnesota Districts See Drop in Teacher Applicants

Educators say the state's licensure exam may be too difficult for aspiring teachers.

September 02, 2014

Free, Full-Day Kindergarten Begins for Minnesota Children

Minnesota offers free, full-day kindergarten for the first time to help close the opportunity gap.

August 26, 2014

Mike McFadden, Republican Contender in Minn.'s Senate Race, Banks on Education

The Republican businessman challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken in Minnesota's Senate race is making education the foundation of his campaign.

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