Tom Weber Feature Archive

The study by Macalester College's Center for School Change looked at students enrolling in 'dual credit' programs, which allow students to earn high school and college credit. Study authors are encouraging lawmakers to consider ways to continue boosting enrollment (01/09/2012)
A neurosurgeon at Hennepin County Medical Center said surgery has confirmed high school hockey player Jack Jablonski has a severed spinal cord and won't walk again. (01/05/2012)
The organization that oversees high school sports in Minnesota is reminding hockey coaches about hitting from behind, after a 16-year old was paralyzed last week during a game. (01/03/2012)
More than 100 Minnesota school districts have reached new contract deals with their teachers. (01/03/2012)
More than 60 people have applied for a task force that will study bullying in Minnesota schools. (12/30/2011)
The U.S. Education Department wants more information on Minnesota's request for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law. (12/29/2011)
Minnesota will receive $45 million in federal education money from the competitive grant program known as Race to the Top, specifically to enhance early childhood education programs. (12/16/2011)
The state's largest school district is considering whether to abolish the sexual orientation language and replace it with a policy instructing teachers how to address controversial topics in the classroom. (12/13/2011)
A judge has ruled a race discrimination lawsuit can continue against the Red Wing school district. (12/09/2011)
After months of criticsm, the Anoka-Hennepin school board will take the first steps on Monday towards abolishing a controversial sexual orientation policy. (12/08/2011)
Minnesota's largest school district is considering changes to its neutrality policy on sexual orientation, a stance that critics contend has left gay and lesbian students without protection. (12/08/2011)
Minnesota is given low marks in a U.S. Education Department analysis and report on bullying laws. (12/06/2011)
The Minneapolis teachers' union has become the first teachers' union in the nation to win the right to authorize charter schools. (12/02/2011)
More than two dozen metro-area school districts say they will have to borrow money this year to meet cash flow needs — and this year's state budget is to blame. (12/01/2011)
More than two dozen metro-area school districts expect they'll borrow nearly $382 million this year to meet cash flow. (11/30/2011)