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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.

May 02, 2014

Foiled School Bomb Plot Demonstrates Need for Prevention Efforts

Prevention efforts and reporting systems, like tip lines, are important parts of a school safety strategy, experts say.

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.

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