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April 10, 2014

New Minnesota Anti-Bullying Law Follows Years of Debate, Controversy

The passage follows years of debate and a marathon discussion on the statehouse floor.

January 28, 2014

Minnesota Clings Onto Top Spot in NAPCS Charter Law Rankings; Ind., Miss. Rise

The composition of the ten states with the strongest charter-school law didn't change much, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

January 13, 2014

Michigan, Texas, and S.C. Give Biggest Boosts to Pre-K Spending, ECS Reports

Only three states decreased their prekindergarten spending in the fiscal 2014 year, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.

August 23, 2013

Computer Disruptions Didn't Affect Minn. Test Scores, Review Finds

A third-party review found that problems with online state tests administered in Minnesota did not systematically impact scores.

July 11, 2013

Does Increasing K-12 State Funding Mean Less Local Tax Pressure?

A major K-12 funding increase in Minnesota and a "freeze" on local levies don't guarantee flat taxes in school districts.

June 17, 2013

Teachers -- Stop Waiting, and Start Calling the Shots

Have you watched the 10-part video series A Year at Mission Hill and thought, "That's great, but I can't do that in my school." Well, what if you could? Educator Kim Farris-Berg explains how.

June 03, 2013

More Vetoes of Teach For America Needed

Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota vetoed a legislative appropriation to Teach For America because he knew their business plan was to seek funding from cash-strapped states while maintaining a well-funded organization. Nevada and North Carolina are going down the same path. They should learn fiscal responsibility from this savvy governor.

May 22, 2013

Minnesota Schools Get Big Funding Boost in New Budget

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a $15.7 billion education bill that significantly increases school spending, particularly on early education.

April 30, 2013

Online Testing Problems Emerge in Indiana, Other States

Technological breakdowns are plaguing statewide assessments in Indiana, not long after testing woes surfaced in Minnesota and Oklahoma.

April 30, 2013

Computer Crashes Cause Testing Anxiety in Oklahoma, Minnesota

Recent testing problems in Oklahoma and Minnesota due to computer glitches have raised concerns about online testing.

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