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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

Student fees set for an increase

If the fees committee’s initial recommendations stick, student fees will increase by more than $30 each semester.

Next year, University of Minnesota students may have to dish o

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Governor’s proposed pre-K options get mixed reaction

House members, in a joint hearing of the education and health and human services finance committees, pulled out their metaphorical magnifying glasses Wednesday to ta

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The Cycle That Must Be Broken

 

Test scores drive what determines a good school therefore:

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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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