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. 

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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

Improving urban public education: 8 ideas from a veteran teacher

Maxfield Elementary in Saint Paul.

t’s hardly news that less than half of the kids in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools are proficient in reading and math.


Nano Days: Exposing Sabathani youth to nano technology

Nyles Carpenter (far left) with Nano Days participants.

On Saturday, April 4, 2015, the Sabathani Community Center, in collaboration with the Bakken Museum, the Science Museum, the University of Minnesota, and S.E.L.F.


The end of remedial college classes?

MCTC grads.


Educators and lawmakers are divided over a proposal that would cut funding for developmental courses at state-run colleges



Saint Paul's Hasty Mainstreaming Rollout: A Chat with School Board Candidate Jess Banks

Official Family Shot – Jess Banks (Top Left), Cam Banks (Top Right), Griffin (Lower Left), Connor (Lower Right).

[Central high school on Marshall Avenue.]


Higher ed committee approves omnibus bill ignoring U of M increase request

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler testifies before the House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee April 15. Photo by Paul Battaglia

The House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee approved an


Two students work for more Native Americans in the sciences

Students at the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.

Two students work for more Native Americans in the sciences


Groundbreaking set for Long-Vacant Dealership, to Become Northside Center

NorthPoint Health & Wellness CEO Stella Whitney-West (right) talks about the joining forces with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) in the new West Broadway Education and Career Center, scheduled to open in the summer of 2016. Looking on are DEED deputy commissioner Jeremy Hanson-Willis (left) and MPS interim superintendent Michael Gore. Photo by Harry Colbert, Jr.

All around Minneapolis proof of the economic boon can be seen with the recently developed or under development commercial and residential sites – everywhere except north Minneapolis. 

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