Tom Weber Feature Archive

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)
Gov. Mark Dayton says he'd like to update the state's bullying prevention law. However, recommendations from the governor's new task force to address the problem won't be be enacted until at least 2013. (11/29/2011)
Principal Mike Farley said in a message to parents and students that Kareen Hopkins had a pre-existing heart condition. (11/28/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton's office is finalizing an executive order addressing bullying in Minnesota's schools, the governor's spokeswoman said Monday. (11/28/2011)
State officials had moved to close BlueSky Online, saying the school wasn't meeting state standards and had graduated students who didn't deserve a diploma. (11/22/2011)
The study finds children of color and those who live in poverty are less likely to be considered ready for kindergarten. (11/20/2011)