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
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Achievement Gap 

School Discipline

Lawmakers listen as educators share ‘achievement gap’ success stories

As Minnesota leaders in K-12 education continue to work toward their shared goal of narrowing the achievement gap, the House Education Finance Committee is looking t

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GLBT Youth seek Safe Space

High school students often face challenges and discrimination as they work to discover and define their sexual identities.

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MPS superintendent bids farewell to all-consuming job

Bernadeia Johnson (Credit: Charles Hallman)

Among the “frustrating challenges” she often faced during her nearly five years as Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) superintendent was the unfair “characterization” she received from some in the Bl

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Coming back to your community: A nonprofit aimed at Somali women pushes for empowerment, education

Photo: ThreeSixty

Walking through the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, a long, winding hallway greets me. The lighting is dim and the walls are bare.

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The Physics Force Circus and Natural Laws

The Physics Force Circus was held at the Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota last Thursday January 15th.  It might not sound like the most exciting event on the surface but when

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St. Paul Public Schools poised to implement inclusive gender policy

The St. Paul Board of Education is considering a policy that would make the districts schools safer for transgender and gender noncomforming students.

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Generation Next’s education data reveal no surprises

We’ve heard it before: Kids of color lag behind Whites

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Help sought to tackle rising tuition, student debt

A 15-year trend of rising tuition for students attending public and private colleges throughout Minnesota has captured the attention of the House Higher Education Po

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Community initiative director works to increase students of color on private college campuses

Photo by William Wesen. This photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attibution-ShareAlike 2.0 License.

If there is one thing that can be said about Sundraya (Sunny) Kase, it’s that she really loves her job.

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Asian Americans in Science

Photo by Jim Moore. This photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

Omnifest 2015 isn’t the only thing beginning this weekend at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

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