American Indian Magnet School on St. Paul’s East Side exemplifies moral instruction in public schools
Sen. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, has been tackling the complex issue of teacher evaluation since he arrived at the Capitol. As a House freshman in 2011, Petersen played a central role in crafting a new system of teacher evaluations that passed as part of that year’s education bill.
New 2013 test results from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), also known as the "Nation’s Report Card," showed that Minnesota fourth graders had the highest math scores in the nation this year and the 10th best reading scores. Black fourth graders in Minnesota posted the fourth-highest math scores in the nation, moving up from 22nd in the nation two years ago, and improved r[...]
The U of M is requesting $100 million for higher education asset preservation and replacement projects, which are designed to improve efficiency and extend the life of university buildings and infrastructure.
Kevin McHenry has been tapped as a new assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Education. McHenry takes over for Rose Chu, who left the agency to take a job at Metropolitan State University.
The Senate passed a higher education finance bill that includes $250 million in additional funding and a tuition freeze at the state's public colleges and universities by a 44-22 vote on Friday. Six Republicans joined all DFLers in voting for the measure.
A total of $3.8 million in grants will be given to 105 Minnesota schools under a federal aid program called Safe Routes for Schools, which is administered by MnDOT.
St. Paul City Council member Melvin Carter III is stepping down to become the director of the Office of Early Learning at the Minnesota Department of Education.
The DFL-controlled Senate’s bill faced unanimous Republican opposition as well as three DFL defectors, but prevailed in a 35-28 vote.
Rep. Gene Pelowski's calls for greater accountability have been praised by DFL and GOP legislators alike.
K-12 education finance bills that account for roughly 40 percent of the state’s general fund spending are moving through the House and Senate floors this week.
The state House on Tuesday passed a $15.7 billion K-12 budget bill after seven hours of debate. The bill passed 83-50 with 10 Republicans joining all DFLers in support.
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