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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

Abra Palabra opens door to Spanish and Mercado Central

A group of teenagers on a field trip order a tamal from La Loma and strike up conversations with music vendors at Mercado Central.MORE »

Small Minnesota schools suffer under education funding drought

Since 2003, state funding for K-12 education in Minnesota has dropped an inflation-adjusted 13 percent. While the current economic crisis is keeping inflation in check, Gov.MORE »

Charter school director charged with embezzling $1.4 million

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced charges today against former Oh Day Aki Charter School executive director Joel Pourier. He is accused of embezzling $1.4 million from his school.MORE »

Charter school director charged with embezzling $1.4 million

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced charges today against former Oh Day Aki Charter School executive director Joel Pourier. He is accused of embezzling $1.4 million from his school.MORE »

Checking in on charter schools

Seventeen years after the first charter school opened in Minnesota, this examination of fiscal year 2007 charter school financial audits shows that the vast majority of charter schools do not follow bMORE »

Union members join picket line to support Dunwoody workers


Prospective students coming to Dunwoody College of Technology for an open house Thursday evening met a surprise: an informational picket line.MORE »

From high school to the stars...and beyond

Shuttle crew - photo courtesy of NASA

Whether you are an astronaut or an accountant, interpersonal skills are crucial to success.MORE »

U of M grads struggle to find jobs - National survey: fewer than one in five 2009 grads have jobs

Annie Snider, a spring 2009 graduate, is without a job, even after applying for dozens of positions during the last few months.
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What's in the "college bubble"...and what may happen when it bursts

In a previous life, I was a sociologist of higher education; I still work in the field, teaching sociology and psychology at Rasmussen College.

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