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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 >
Rollingstone can’t be used for charter
May 22, 5:08 AM: It’s official: Rollingstone Community School is for sale — and, according to a clause approved with a 5-2 vote by the Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) Board, new owners will not be allowed to use it as a schoolhouse. >
Duluth Edison honorees lauded for work to bring charter to town
May 21, 4:57 AM: Those unfamiliar with the origin story of Duluth Edison Charter Schools might be surprised to learn that the charter exists today because of the Duluth school district.
No charter in Rollingstone: Winona school board votes down proposal; school to be sold
May 18, 6:36 AM: The Winona public school board dashed hopes to reopen Rollingstone Community School as a charter school at a meeting Thursday night.
Rollingstone pitches charter plan
May 17, 6:01 AM: The Rollingstone group has asked that the district allow the city to purchase the building for use as a charter school beginning in 2019. Its proposal requests that the district consider being the charter’s “authorizer,” >
St. Cloud Math & Science Academy Charter School sees more community and parent protesters
May 15, 6:06 AM: Parents and community members held their second protest in about a week Monday morning outside St. Cloud Math & Science Academy Charter School. They continued to demand a leadership change in the school board, but Monday >
Rollingstone's pitch to WAPS: Make us a charter school
May 15, 5:29 AM: Rollingstone Community School, set to close its doors in less than a month, would have new life under a proposal that’s now before the Winona school board.
A generation of 'independent learners': One of country's first charters, Bluffview Montessori School turns 25
May 11, 5:45 AM: Founded in 1993, Bluffview was the second charter school and the first Montessori charter school to open in the United States. And while charters across the country are closing their doors at a rate of 5 to 10 percent each >
Winona's Bluffview celebrates 25 years on forefront of charter movement
May 7, 6:44 AM: In his first year in administration — he’s technically called the head of school at Bluffview Montessori School in Winona — Schantzen has been at the charter school for nearly half of the school’s existence as a charter >
Six things to know about charter schools in Minnesota
May 7, 6:36 AM: While charter schools have deep roots in Minnesota, the institutions remain a mystery to some. Here are six basic facts about charter schools you need to know.
Charter school plans abandoned
May 4, 5:21 AM: Great Plains School of Technology and Innovation, a proposed charter school for grades 6-8 in Moorhead, Minnesota, isn’t likely to make it past the planning stages.



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