- It’s getting harder for low-income students to afford college, though Minnesota shows hopeful trends
- Jun 14, 5:41 AM: After years of more state investment in need-based aid, moderate tuition increases, and higher family income, the analysis shows schools here have become more affordable.
- Twin Cities school segregation case proceeds after ruling on charter schools
- > Jun 13, 5:44 AM: A long-running lawsuit over school segregation in the Twin Cities will move forward, after a Hennepin County judge ruled against an effort by a group of charter schools that had sought to stay out of the lawsuit — and attempted to
- Graduation milestone for Tower's charter school
- Jun 7, 7:18 AM: This was the sixth year VCS has been in operation, and half the graduating class were inaugural members of the school.
- $600M a year, yet achievement gap persists
- > Jun 3, 5:57 AM: Minnesota has spent more than $5 billion in the last decade to boost the academic performance of low-achieving students, but the state has little ability to assess how the money is being used — or whether it’s making a
- St. Paul rightly mutes talk of charter school moratorium
- > May 10, 5:30 AM: In the face of calls to limit charter school growth in the city, some St. Paul leaders are saying not so fast. Rather than pushing for a moratorium, some school administration officials want to collaborate with charters schools to
- Minnesota first lady Gwen Walz spotlights college opportunity in prison
- May 8, 6:55 AM: For Minnesota lawmakers looking for a rare bipartisan win in years to come, the governor’s wife suggests they look at expanding educational opportunities for inmates in state prisons.
- Strengthen, clarify the teaching of civics in Minnesota high schools
- > May 8, 6:08 AM: The Founding Fathers saw education as essential to safeguarding America’s system of self-governance. Civics education strengthens democracy and transforms students’ knowledge into effective citizen engagement. Improving civics
- Editorial counterpoint: For too many, school choice doesn't work
- May 3, 4:56 AM: In St. Paul and elsewhere, there are lots of options, but this has led to a market-based approach, with winners and losers. We need to talk.
- Be wary of efforts to limit on charter school growth
- > Apr 29, 5:06 AM: St. Paul is where the first charter school — City Academy — opened in 1992 and where the charter school movement was born. Now more than 25 years later, there’s an effort to put the brakes on growth of the popular public school
- Candidates for state school superintendent job narrowed to three
- Apr 25, 6:16 AM: The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to bring three candidates back for interviews next month for the post of state superintendent of public instruction.
- Minnesota graduation rates hit new record
- Apr 24, 7:32 AM: Minnesota’s overall high school graduation rate hit an all-time peak in 2018, as the state made some progress in narrowing the persistent graduation gap between students of color and white students.
- Counterpoint: St. Paul officials, don't point fingers at charter schools
- > Apr 19, 5:08 AM: That’s why I was so upset by a recent article on problematic efforts to “rein in” charter schools (“St. Paul officials debate ways to rein in growing charter schools,” April 14). It’s also why the article itself, which left out why
- How to make high school more interesting? Here's an idea
- > Apr 18, 5:42 AM: After studying dozens of high schools, they have a recipe of sorts for powerful learning: classes in which students were treated as people who could solve problems and produce something valuable. Classes that were purposeful and
- St. Paul officials debate ways to rein in growing charter schools
- Apr 15, 7:04 AM: As St. Paul Public Schools eye another budget deficit due in large part to having fewer students, the charter school movement that has drawn thousands of city children — and the funding they generate — is thriving.
- Charter school won't be moving into Marine Elementary next fall
- > Apr 2, 6:58 AM: But in February, the school's authorizer, the Minnesota Guild, told River Grove it needed to stay put for the rest of its five-year lease, which expires in June 2022. The school currently rents several cottage-like buildings from
- Ethnic charter schools seek judge’s protection in desegregation lawsuit
- Apr 2, 6:55 AM: Two charter schools that cater to African-Americans have asked a judge to protect them from a lawsuit that seeks to desegregate schools across the Twin Cities metro area.
- ‘We’ll fight for this one’: Gazelka says bill creating tax credits for private school scholarships is a GOP priority
- Mar 21, 6:18 AM: \A proposal at the core of the differing education policies favored by Minnesota Republicans and DFLers might end up on the table for end-of-session negotiations between Gov. Tim Walz and Senate majority Republicans.
- Senate Republicans revive private school scholarships plan
- > Mar 20, 6:33 AM: Minnesota Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday that a proposal to turn tax credits into scholarships for low- and middle-income students to attend private schools is a priority for them, and they hope to make it the subject of
- Republicans ready to reopen Minnesota school choice debate
- Mar 20, 4:59 AM: Minnesota Senate leaders say debates about Minnesota school funding should include tax breaks for groups that fund private and parochial school scholarships.
- MN school sees gains when kids' art, social needs take center stage
- > Mar 7, 7:15 AM: Classroom instruction alone isn't enough to meet the needs of many students here. So, Riverside's leaders have embraced a nationally recognized arts initiative, together with a full-service schooling model where education, health