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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

Proposed mining at UMore park could bring funds to U of M

UMore Park is currently used for agricultural research but in the past has been used for researching munitions production during WWII. Recently, aggregate has been discovered in the park which officials may decide to mine.Photo by Paul Bangasser

An inconspicuous piece of park land southeast of Minneapolis — purchased by the University of Minnesota for $1 more than 50 years ago — is home to a resource that could translate into millions of dollMORE »

After the test

Even Camelot had its sanitation problems. It's a truism that no matter how great the plan, someone still has to clean up the mess.

This is the case with state-mandated math GRAD standards.


OPINION | Information regurgitation: Minnesota students deserve better

As a recent graduate of St. Paul Central High School, I am familiar with many methods of teaching.MORE »

National report finds Minnesota charter schools to be academically challenged

A Stanford University report finds that charter schools across the nation - including Minnesota - fall behind public schools in the quality of education they offer.MORE »

Minneapolis charter school 5th graders see college in their future

The KIPP Stand Academy just completed its first year.MORE »

OPINION | Schools and the mother of all lies

We're lying to ourselves, Minnesota. Perpetual schools funding cuts have long and short-term consequences.MORE »

Teamsters organize school bus drivers at First Student

School bus drivers and bus aides at two First Student bus yards in the metro area voted four-to-one and two-to-one in two separate elections in recent weeks to organize as members of Teamsters Local 1MORE »

A sound call for preK-3rd grade reform

Minnesotans are proud of our students' academic success.MORE »

FORUM | Cut the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department's Complaint Investigation Unit?

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Should Minneapolis abolish the Complaint Investigation Unit of the city's civil rights department? Read both sides of the argument. Then add your opinion.
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