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

NEWS DAY | Anoka-Hennepin closing schools

With student numbers down by 2,000 over the past five years, the state’s largest school district will close several schools next year, MORE »

"In the Shelter of Words" in St. Paul

All photos by Dan Marshall, from In the Shelter of Words gallery.

"I write. It's my secret," the high school student said to me.


U’s retention rates among Big Ten’s lowest

Sherene Ahrar, a medical engineering student at the University of Minnesota, just started her third year at the University-a feat that doesn't seem all that unusual in a sea of more than 40,000 und


G-20 must boost social investment

by Ben Lilliston | September 29, 2009 • At the top of the agenda for the upcoming G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh on the global economic crisis should be a commitment toward greater investment in social programs, according to Social Watch—a global network of civil society organizations.


Minneapolis schools to close next year

On Tuesday night, the Minneapolis school board unanimously voted to approve a plan to close four schools along with eliminating four magnet programs and a community school at the end of this school


Chemical leak prompts evacuation of campus buildings


A chemical leak at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center prompted an immediate evacuation of the facility this morning.


U files lawsuit against Met Council

The University of Minnesota filed suit against the Metropolitan Council Tuesday seeking protection for what officials say will be the "adverse effects" of construction and operation of the Central


Minnesota's education roof has already failed

There's a beautiful fiction our leaders like to weave when we talk about the state's budget. In it, we all sit around the kitchen table - Mom, Dad, Junior and Sis - and discuss our income and outgo in logical, sensible terms. Do we really need a family caviar night? Perhaps if we cut back on buying mink coats every season, we could meet our family budget.


Too many people have died

by Rosemary Ruffenach, September 22, 2009 • 

“Yes, n how many deaths will it take till he knows

That too many people have died?”

-- from Blowin’ in the Wind by Peter, Paul and Mary

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