Education coverage includes what's working, what's not working, how our kids are doing, how our college students are paying for their educations, the achievement gaps, teachers, students, parents, district schools, charter schools, private schools — and your contributions and opinions are welcome. 

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Some specific focus areas for our education coverage:

• Who's Teaching in Minnesota? - licensure, certification, demographics
• Focus on Teaching - curriculum, standards, testing, Common Core, Focused Instruction, Aligned Learning
• GED and Adult Education - programs, students, teachers
Minneapolis Five-Year Enrollment Plan
Achievement Gap 

School Discipline

Northside schools create partnership for student success

New Franklin Middle School Design

A new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus will be fully introduced this fall at both North Community High School and, a few blocks away, at the “new” Franklin Middle School.

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Her Dream Came True

University of Minnesota student Husna Ibrahim. With the  help of Project SUCCESS, she and her sister are the first in her family to receive a college education. Photo by Jenny Batten

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It’s time to make college debt free

via Pew Research.

When I graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990, students were graduating from college with an average of about $12,000 in debt.
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No Easy Answers

You go to a community gathering; you believe that the speaker, a white male, will listen and take you, a white woman, and your friends in: black and white men, black and white women.

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Dayton’s budget focused squarely on education

Gov. Mark Dayton enters the room to deliver his biennial budget proposal Jan. 27. Photo by Paul Battaglia

Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a $42 billion, two-year budget heavily focused on Minnesota’s youngest residents.

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Improving urban public education: 8 ideas from a veteran teacher

Maxfield Elementary in Saint Paul.

t’s hardly news that less than half of the kids in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools are proficient in reading and math.

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Nano Days: Exposing Sabathani youth to nano technology

Nyles Carpenter (far left) with Nano Days participants.

On Saturday, April 4, 2015, the Sabathani Community Center, in collaboration with the Bakken Museum, the Science Museum, the University of Minnesota, and S.E.L.F.

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