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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

Leaner or meaner? Minneapolis Public Schools makes changes in IT department

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Minneapolis Public Schools have seen major changes in the Information Technology Department in the past year, including restructuring that removed 34 of 60 employees from their jobs. This is the first in a series of four articles exploring what happened — and what people have to say about the changes.

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NEWS DAY | Tools in schools

Computers, wi fi, the internet — our schools are lagging far behind what they need in these tools for 21st century life and education. A series of articles from the Hechinger Report outline where we are falling short.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | What happens when the world's largest retailer builds schools in black communities?

This should be our message: "We are the answer, not the problem. Your systems are the problem, not our salvation."

Pop quiz: which of the world's largest retailers was the first to make enormous philanthropic investments in the cause of building new schools to educate poor black children?

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Symposium highlights union role in creating a quality workforce

Unions play a pivotal role in the cooperative system for training workers in Germany.

More than 100 labor, business, education and government leaders came together at the University of Minnesota on May 27 to discuss the future of workforce training in Minnesota.

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The Wright legacy: Since protesting in the 1969 Morrill Hall Takeover, U of M professor John Wright has continued a legacy of pursuing civil rights

John Wright, professor in the African American and African Studies Department, in his office on May 6. (AliciaMcCann/MnDaily2014)

They didn’t chant, and they didn’t carry signs.

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Final bonding bill covers most University of Minnesota construction efforts

After months of lobbying and state legislators hashing out budget proposals, this year’s legislative session ended with parts of the University of Minnesota’s bonding request unfulfilled.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | Community School of Excellence Asian Penguins

The Community School of Excellence (CSE) is the home to the student club called the Asian Penguins.  Don’t be surprised by the name of the student organization.

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Food, farming, and football connected by research

For most Twin Cities residents it's easy to overlook the close ties between the University of Minnesota and the state's small towns. If you take a second to think about it though, the connection is clear. As a land grant university, they're closely related through agricultural research, football, and a number of other fields of study.

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Civil rights at charter schools

The federal Department of Education recently issued a reminder to charter schools about their civil rights obligations.

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Keeping them in and bringing them back

What do you call someone who doesn’t finish high school? A new report from America’s Promise Alliance and the Center for Promise at Tufts University is begging you not to call them dropouts. In fact, that’s the title of the report: “Don’t Call Them Dropouts.”

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