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. 

Our weekly Education Newsletter highlights articles, blog posts, events, and links from TC Daily Planet and other local and national publications. Click here to subscribe. Click here to see current and archived issues.

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

VOICES | Good teachers

I am sitting here on President's Day, a day off of school, feeling guilty for taking time to write this column I promised to Minnesota 2020 months ago, because I still have 30 packets of research noteMORE »

Blind, Inc. gives new meaning to ‘goin’ it on your own’

Program hopes to break down ‘hierarchy of sight’

“We are changing what it means to be blind.”


Schools with "kick"

To succeed, our community schools must not be bland models of industrial-era education.MORE »

The long view on the University of Minnesota

Editor's note: While the following is a work of fiction, it could become reality if we continue to neglect our colleges & universities.MORE »

Critical condition: Minnesota's nursing shortage

Your elderly aunt, usually so kind and patient, complains about the care she received when she was hospitalized after a fall.MORE »

Schools brace for devastating budget cuts

Minnesota schools continue to be financially crushed well beyond the current economic crisis.MORE »

Like a house on fire: Education in MN

If your cell phone rang with a message that your house was on fire, you'd get up and leave -- immediately, no question about it.MORE »

Talking education and budget in Minneapolis

Willa, a junior form South High, called education " one of the most important things we can do.” (Photo by Sheila Regan)

About 80 people crammed into Riverview Café in Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon to voice their concerns on education issues, including the governor’s recent budget proposals.MORE »


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