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New charter school coming to St. Paul this fall
Jul 11, 6:44 AM: A new charter school is set to open in St. Paul this fall. The Journey School is 10 years in the making and the brainchild of long-time educators Scott Gostchock and Michelle Cambrice.
Minnesota State scholarship program aims to combat workforce shortage
Jul 9, 6:17 AM: Funded by the state Legislature, this program provides hundreds -- and in the future thousands -- of students pursuing high-demand trades at the 30 Minnesota State colleges with financial assistance through scholarships. >
Closing the achievement gap, with help from the Mayo Clinic
Jun 28, 8:13 AM: In a time of stubborn performance gaps between white students and students of color, and between rich and poor, this university of just over 500 undergraduates may offer a script for how to ensure that students from >
Ashland School Board votes to close charter schools, Charter School Council to vote next
Jun 28, 6:34 AM: Controversy is growing in Ashland ahead of the impending closure of two charter schools in the city after the Ashland School Board vote on Monday.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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.



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