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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

Higher education ‘stabilized’ by legislature

A higher education funding package mostly passed muster with Gov.MORE »

St. Paul outlines plan to ease revenue shortage by cutting teachers, closing schools

As school districts across the state face budget issues, Saint Paul is dealing with an especially large revenue shortfall of $25 million dollars.MORE »

Secret of two Sams' perfect SAT score: Joy in learning

Sam Lindsay-Levine scored a perfect 1600 on his SAT. He’s now an engineer.

To get a perfect score on the SAT test, most people believe that you have to spend an unusual amount of time studying.

That wasn’t the case for Sam Peterson, the Chaska High School senior who score

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MCTC president defends decision to cut basketball

Last week’s Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder reported that Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s successful basketball program will be eliminated after the 2009-10 season, based on a student senatMORE »

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 »
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