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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 

Somali students look at roots of violence

The five young women in the office of the Somali Student Association in Coffman Union transition seamlessly from unaccented English to Somali.

St. Paul science success

Jim Schrankler is a modest man. His students just made the high water mark in the state science test and he's trying to spread the glory around.MORE »

Books for Africa Celebrates 20 Years: 20 million books in 20 Years

Books For Africa founder Tom Warth and Agness Swai, Library Assistant of Tanzania National Parks at the Books For Africa 20th Anniversary gala in St. Paul.

On September 12th the Minnesota and African communities did more than reconnect at The Minnesota History Center for the Books for Africa 20th Anniversary Gala.MORE »

St. Cloud State students denounce recurrent hate crimes

According to officials, at least seven racist graffiti have been found in two St.MORE »

Mujeres en Liderazgo / Women in Leadership

Top row (right to left) Rosario Melchor, Gloria Mendoza, Margarita Carrillo, Silvia Perez, Alicia Ranney (Program Coord.), Middle row (right to left): Maria Cisneros (Program Coord.), Tomasa Delgado, Marisol Ventura, Teresa Rosario, Margarita Luna; bottom row (right to left): Jovita Morales and Ana Vite

On Saturday, ten women graduated from Waite House's Mujeres en Liderazgo (Women in Leadership) program in a ceremony that took place at Pillsbury House in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis.MORE »

Ethics reform proposed at U Med School

A University Medical School task force has recommended sweeping changes to the school’s conflicts of interest policy, according to an unreleased report obtained last week by the Daily.

The recommen


Report suggests SAT, ACT scores less important

The ACT and SAT entrance exams keep students stressing and guessing, wondering if they’ll get a score good enough to get into their college of choice.

Twins triumphs and school success

by Joe Nathan • 9/26/08 • So I’m sitting here typing this column wearing my Joe Nathan #36 Minnesota Twins t-shirt, a big smile and a bigger question. The smile is for the wonderful courage and comeback that the Twins displayed this week. As you read this column, you will know whether the Twins made the playoffs. The weekend is ahead as I write this column. Having attended several Twins games this season, including their first of their 3 victories over the White Sox, I know how much joy sports can generate. MORE »

Early childhood education pays off

A report released this month reinforces the importance of early childhood education.

In "Preschool Education and Its Lasting Effects," W.

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