- Our View: Thumbs up for expansion of charter schools
- > Sep 17, 7:24 AM: The schools currently turn away prospective students due to lack of space and have lengthy waiting lists. The expansion will allow the K-8 school, for instance, to expand from the current 347 students to 500 students.
- Around the Twin Cities metro, high-poverty schools are beating the odds
- > Sep 17, 5:55 AM: Skyview Elementary is one of 44 high-poverty public schools in the Twin Cities metro area that the Star Tribune has identified as “beating the odds” in an annual analysis of statewide test scores.
- Rosa Parks gets a new home amid challenges, opportunities
- > Sep 6, 5:44 AM: Mullen described teacher-powered schools as a growing movement, particularly in Minnesota. Avalon High School in the Twin Cities and Minnesota New Country are examples of schools controlled by teaching staff.
- Three local charter schools top state average for English learner growth
- > Aug 31, 6:38 AM: The state's new accountability system promises to highlight student growth and equity instead of only proficiency rates based on a single test. This is good news for area charter schools, which have high populations of
- St. Paul, Minneapolis account for half of Minnesota’s worst schools, data show
- Aug 30, 6:03 AM: St. Paul and Minneapolis are home to half of the worst low-income schools in the state, according to Minnesota’s new accountability system.
- School districts go door to door to draw new students
- > Aug 27, 6:21 AM: The aim is to build enrollment at a time when charter schools and, in the case of Milwaukee and Baltimore, voucher-empowered private schools, siphon students and sap resources. And they are doing it by taking their message
- Schoolcraft moves into new home: Charter school leasing former Deer Lake Elementary
- > Aug 24, 6:19 AM: The former Bemidji Area Schools elementary will house students in kindergarten through fifth grade, plus physical education classes and lunch periods. Next to it sits a newly constructed building for grades 6-8 and
- Minnesota works to complete teacher licensing overhaul
- Aug 20, 7:02 AM: Weeks before schools open their doors for the start of a new academic year, Minnesota education officials are finalizing the overhaul of the state's teacher licensing rules.
- MPS unveils ambitious plan to transform education in one of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods
- Aug 13, 7:27 AM: Beginning this school year, two mobile teams of psychologists, social workers, nurses and others will be dispatched to serve students in crisis in one of the poorest areas of Milwaukee.
- St. Paul school enrollment campaign nets 103 new students, union says
- Aug 10, 5:20 AM: The St. Paul Federation of Teachers says a six-week door-knocking campaign generated more than 100 additional students for St. Paul Public Schools.
- Minnesota lawsuit alleging school segregation: Problem identified, but not the best solution
- > Aug 1, 4:30 AM: However, although the plaintiffs have targeted a legitimate problem, their solution — eliminating informed family choices while protecting the status quo — does not accomplish their goal. It is now up to the courts to
- Johnson says work requirements, school choice provide path out of poverty
- > Jul 31, 5:05 AM: School choice programs and work requirements for people receiving benefits like Medicaid are the best approaches to pull Minnesotans out of poverty, Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson said Monday.
- Why charter school advocates have mixed feelings about the state Supreme Court's integration decision
- > Jul 27, 4:44 AM: On Wednesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court put a high-profile school integration lawsuit back in play by deciding that state courts can weigh in on whether or not the state has failed in its responsibility to adequately
- MN Supreme Court: Parents’ lawsuit accusing state of racially segregating students can proceed
- > Jul 26, 5:15 AM: The parent plaintiffs in Cruz-Guzman v. State of Minnesota argue the state has enabled racial segregation in the seven-county metro by allowing single-race charter schools and letting families enroll outside their assigned
- The number of majority-minority school districts in Minnesota has doubled in the last five years
- Jul 24, 6:22 AM: Perhaps the most striking thing about the state’s increasingly diverse districts, however, isn’t just the number but how spread out they are.
- MN high school students save millions in tuition by taking college-credit courses
- > Jul 16, 5:15 AM: Dual-credit courses can make colleges and universities much more affordable. And research shows that taking college-level courses in high school makes it far more likely that students will not only enter but graduate from
- MN Teachers Weighing Option to Opt Out or Go All In on Union Fees Following Supreme Court Decision
- > Jul 13, 4:57 AM: Janus had argued that being forced to pay any level of fees to his union violated his right to free speech, by forcing him to support a union that advocates for things he opposes. But union supporters — Education Minnesota
- Opinion: Battling for the soul of North Division High School
- > Jul 11, 6:46 AM: Call to Action is a coalition of nearly a dozen central city organizations and dozens of North alumni, and grew out of the frightful realization that not only was North failing yet another generation of Black students, but
- St. Paul Public Schools, teachers union launch door-knocking campaign to woo new families
- > Jun 22, 6:22 AM: In an effort to tackle the school district’s declining enrollment and budget woes, the district and teachers union are teaming up in a new campaign starting Monday — door-knocking to directly ask families who moved their
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