Tom Weber Feature Archive

The state's largest school district has dropped a controversial policy that requires teachers to stay neutral when issues of sexual orientation come up in class. (02/14/2012)
One of the first teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin school district to publicly criticize a controversial sexual orientation policy is running for Minnesota State Senate. (02/01/2012)
GOP lawmakers are pushing legislation that would change several rules regarding teacher seniority and layoffs, one of several education-related proposals they hope to pass this year. (01/30/2012)
Minnesota supporters of raising the minimum school dropout age say they're buoyed by the president's mention of the issue. (01/25/2012)
Parents of students in the East Metro Integration District are worried a new budget plan is a back-door attempt to close the district's two schools. (01/24/2012)
A newly revised policy on how teachers should handle contentious issues surrounding sexual orientation when they come up in class appears to be gaining support in the state's largest school district. (01/24/2012)
The Anoka-Hennepin school board will hear a new proposal Monday night for replacing a policy on sexual orientation curriculum matters. (01/23/2012)
Organizers of an anti-bullying summit in St. Paul Friday say they're glad the issue is getting wider attention, but schools still have more to do. (01/20/2012)
The Anoka-Hennepin school board is scrapping its plan for replacing a policy on sexual orientation curriculum matters. (01/19/2012)
Two key GOP lawmakers want the federal government to reject Minnesota's application for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. (01/18/2012)
The state's teachers union says the lack of a contract deadline has left more than half of Minnesota school districts without a contract. (01/18/2012)
Longtime state Rep. Mindy Greiling, DFL-Roseville, announced today that she will not seek re-election this November. (01/18/2012)
Historian Taylor Branch spoke at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (01/16/2012)
The family of Jack Jablonski, the 16-year old Benilde-St. Margaret's student who was paralyzed during a high school hockey game, is calling on the sport's governing body to better enforce existing rules. (01/12/2012)
Leaders of Minnesota's largest school district are still wrestling with whether to replace a controversial sexual orientation policy with a new policy that has also drawn plenty of criticism. (01/10/2012)