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Nov 28, 2014

Time to focus on rural education, workforce

Legislators and top partisan political leaders from both sides of the aisle could learn a lot from the Minnesota Rural Education Association’s annual conference.

Nov 7, 2014

Senate ethics panel stumped again

Complaints against Jeff Hayden and Bobby Joe Champion are still splitting the Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct along party lines.

Nov 5, 2014

Voters approve $438M in school projects

School construction projects fared well at the polls Tuesday.

Oct 29, 2014

Schools seek $460 million for construction

Next Tuesday, 26 Minnesota school districts will ask voters to sign off on bond referendums addressing everything from security improvements to new buildings.

Oct 17, 2014

Dayton vows more increases in school aid

Gov. Mark Dayton vowed to once again boost per-pupil funding for the state’s public schools, which he said still remains in the middle of the pack when compared with other states.

Aug 22, 2014

UW regents request $95M budget increase

The regents' request comes despite Walker’s warning to all state agencies not to expect any additional tax dollars in his 2015-17 budget.

Aug 1, 2014

GOP debates see jabs but no haymakers

The four gubernatorial hopefuls shed some of their characteristic restraint, breathing a little life into a race that has generated little excitement with the general public.

Jul 30, 2014

Education needs to be a key election issue

Education will lay the foundation for the future — for better or worse.

Jun 13, 2014

Strom: Acknowledge the obvious

Working to rule, strikes, lifetime employment, and seniority-based employment have no place in mission-critical places like public schools.

Jun 11, 2014

Smith: Reinventing school ‘ecosystems’ the Harvard way

A paper published by the Harvard Business School describes a growing national “Strive Together” network founded on the belief that educational outcomes could improve by addressing a child's nutritional, medical, and social needs in addition to what the school district alone provides.

Apr 23, 2014

Young: Caritas and charter schools

Educational achievement is ultimately a personal responsibility of the student, but it is also a public responsibility to educate well those who will grow up to contribute one way or another to the successes and failures of our community.

Apr 9, 2014

Ponnuru: Jeb Bush isn’t a fantasy candidate

The former governor of Florida is at odds with the Republican Party on immigration and education, among other things.

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