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 

Q Comp: Shouldn't there be more to show for it?

After nearly four years, Minnesota has little to show for its investment in Q Comp, according to a report issued TuesdayMORE »

Anti-bullying bill seeks safe schools for all

Photo: Dierdre Conde, Flickr

“It started in middle school,” Gary Skarsten said, remembering a gay student he used to mentor from a town near Braham, Minn.MORE »

Success by third grade with Minnesota Reading Corps

Photo from Reading Corps website

Focusing on age three to third grade, Minnesota Reading Corps members and volunteers have contributed to student success, as demonstrated by MORE »

VOICES | Education standards neither met nor paid

State policymakers are talking out of both sides of their mouths.MORE »

Health science students volunteer at neighborhood clinic

Second year medical student Cole Klick assigns care providers, physical therapists, interpreters and pharmacy care providers Monday to the 15-20 patients the clinic will see in a typical night.

A distinct lack of white lab coats is just one departure from medical tradition at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic.MORE »

The Northeast Middle School achievements

The principal and staff at Northeast Middle School (NEMS) say that students’ recent achievements have everybody nearly bursting with pride.MORE »

Learning in Style with CSJ sisters in south Minneapolis

Sister Ann Smith and students from Mexico, Togo,and Honduras at Learning in Style.

On a Friday morning, a group of six adult English Language Learners (ELL) and their teacher gathered around a table in a small room and shared food that each of them had made from their home countriesMORE »

VOICES | A hollow response to education

Minnesota schools have been strangled by years of neglect. Schools now receive 14 percent less in state funding than they did in 2003.MORE »
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