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A very difficult decision’: Minnesota schools divided on masking
Aug 17, 4:46 PM: School mask policies have been among the most contentious issues district leaders have faced this summer. Some district leaders have even had to ask law enforcement for help maintaining calm at public board meetings where >
Parents Demand More Distance Learning Options As COVID Cases Rise Ahead Of School Year
Aug 5, 12:01 PM: While teachers prepare their classrooms for in-student learning, some of the state’s largest districts — like St. Paul and Anoka-Hennepin — will also offer some sort of virtual learning option. But WCCO learned Wednesday >
More Minnesota schools can continue online option, will make local choices on pandemic precautions
Jul 23, 3:49 PM: All Minnesota public schools can choose to offer an online learning option this fall — but they won't be required to do so, as they were earlier in the pandemic.
Private school enrollment soars during pandemic
Jul 21, 3:19 PM: “Our leadership team worked tirelessly all last summer with a lot of planning, hard work and trust. We had the kids back in school on August 18,” said Melissa Dan, president of Hill-Murray. “The teachers were nervous to >
Teachers, staffers at 2 Minnesota charter schools agree to form unions
Jun 14, 12:50 PM: Educators and staff members at two Twin Cities charter schools have voted to unionize with the aim of taking a bigger part in school decisionmaking.
As more students fail during pandemic, MN schools look to protect GPAs, get teens on track to graduate
Jun 7, 5:39 AM: With students struggling to learn from home during the coronavirus pandemic, many schools in Minnesota and elsewhere removed D’s and F’s from report cards in favor of pass-fail grades that don’t hurt grade-point averages. >
Opinion: 'One-size-fits-all' may work for clothing but not for education
May 26, 8:58 AM: Minnesota has a long-established pride in the educational opportunities for young people. Minnesota can again be proud of the many options for our children to thrive in an educational environment that exceeds >
How will Minnesota schools use $1.3 billion in COVID relief funds?
Apr 15, 6:22 AM: The Minnesota Department of Education is required to spend some of the funds on addressing learning loss, through enrichment — i.e. learning activities beyond the school day, including after-school programs — and summer >
'It’s time to create our own table': Minnesota Parent Union seeks to empower students and families
Mar 17, 6:55 AM: The organization was started in 2019 by former Black Lives Matter activist, Rashad Anthony Turner. It’s meant to give training and agency to families of color and low-income white families, who Turner said are all too >
Community learning pods aim to meet shifting needs as Minnesota schools return to class
Mar 12, 7:52 AM: Since November, the Hope Youth Center has been operating its community learning pod in a donated former office space in the Midtown Exchange building. But now, faced with few ongoing funding sources and the gradual >
Minnesota education commissioner resigns; deputy commissioner appointed to lead agency
Mar 10, 9:12 AM: Minnesota Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker has resigned after two years on the job, saying she wishes to return to classroom teaching, Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday.
Lawmakers consider amending constitution to guarantee a ‘quality public education’
Mar 10, 8:49 AM: The Page Amendment, a proposal to change state constitutional language relating to public education, received an informational hearing by the House Education Policy Committee Monday.
Equitable learning pod in Minneapolis at risk of closing without funding help
Feb 22, 9:01 AM: An equitable learning pod in south Minneapolis is helping students who are distance learning get the support they need. But organizers say without more funding, they risk closing at the end of the month.
COVID drives home schooling surge; public school enrollment drops
Feb 22, 6:36 AM: The COVID-19 crisis is driving dramatic changes in Minnesota public school enrollments, including a drop of some 17,000 students in the past year, with families delaying kindergarten and choosing options outside the public >
Duluth Edison Charter Schools Offer New Educational Option
Feb 19, 7:42 AM: In the fall, there will be another option for students in grades 6 through 8 where they can be onsite 1 day a week and participate from home 4 days a week with programming specifically designed for those students and >
Page Education Amendment gets new push in Minn. Legislature
Feb 16, 7:42 AM: The pandemic and civil unrest after the death of George Floyd slowed down a push for a constitutional amendment aimed at narrowing the achievement gap between students of color and white students. However, supporters of >
Minnesota schools plan to continue virtual learning options in fall 2021
Feb 16, 6:24 AM: Independent learners, elite athletes and students with anxiety are helping fuel demand for more remote instruction.
Editorial:There's a growing appetite for post-COVID online learning
Feb 8, 6:47 AM: During Minnesota's monthslong, COVID-19-caused experiment with remote learning, much has been said and written about the social, emotional and academic downsides of online education. Though virtual learning isn't optimal >
Court orders Minneapolis district to accept teachers' work-from-home accommodation requests
Feb 1, 8:36 AM: Staff who previously had work-from-home accommodations, or are applying for them, will not have to return to in-person work on Monday, according to a temporary restraining order issued by the Hennepin County District Court >
Minnesota private schools say they are proof in-person learning can be done safely
Jan 28, 7:28 AM: Students have been learning in-person the whole school year at Liberty Classical Academy in White Bear Lake, Minnesota amid the coronavirus pandemic.



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