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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

One-party twin towns? Conlon quitting leaves all but two seats in Cities to DFL

from tomconlon.org

When Republican Tom Conlon leaves the St. Paul School Board this summer, he’ll also be leaving Minneapolis and St. Paul with only two elected city officials not from the DFL Party.MORE »

Lack of education policy vision plays out in rural Minnesota

Minnesota's state education policy lacks vision.
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Anti-bullying bill heads to governor

The Safe Schools for All bill passed the Minnesota House on Monday and is heading to the desk of Gov. Tim Pawlenty.MORE »

Viewpoint by a teacher "of color"

It seems that I am a hot commodity. I am person of color who teaches. My ethnicity encompasses not one, but two backgrounds: Asian and African American.MORE »

YOUR TURN | Diversity, integration, segregation in Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis Public Schools administration has proposed shifting away from citywide busing and towards community schools, beginning in the 2010-2011 school year.

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E-12 education bill that might have been

No shifts. No cuts. No new Minnesota Miracle — yet.MORE »

U of M has more work to do in graduating Black student-athletes

Francine St. Clair is senior associate athletics director at Northern Illinois University. Photo courtesy of Francine St. Clair

Graduation rates of Black student-athletes in U.S. colleges have shown marked improvement.MORE »

Mounds View conundrum: Parents value teachers while state cuts mean layoffs

Mounds View Public Schools recently conducted a survey of parents in its district and the results are unsurprising: Parents value quality teachers.

What might be surprising to parents is this infor

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