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

New GI Bill makes college affordable for veterans

Each year student veterans apply for educational aid, and each year some struggle to stretch their finances to cover all the expenses an average student incurs.


From "Put Up Your Dukes" to "Please Don't Shoot"

From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative, Danielle Jenkins is 17 years old and lives in Minneapolis.


NEWS DAY | Minneapolis Changing School Options

After a summer's revisions, Superintendent William Green MORE »

A better education accountability system

There are two things wrong with the MCA II, which is Minnesota's high stakes standardized test.


Scam artist on campus


Several students in introductory-level chemistry and math courses were approached after classes Wednesday by an eBay scam artist handing out flyers for required course materials.


Conservatives leveraging Obama’s speech to students as a distraction

by John Fitzgerald | September 7, 2009 • We note with amusement the consternation over President Obama’s planned speech to the nation’s students about persisting and succeeding in school that will be broadcast Tuesday at 11 a.m.

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