Tom Weber Feature Archive

MPR News reporter Tom Weber reports on the results of school levy votes around Minnesota. (11/08/2011)
The chair of a key state education committee plans to push for legislation next year that would require school districts to only hold levy referendums in even-numbered years. (11/02/2011)
Test scores from the National Assessment of Education Progress show that Minnesota students made little progress over the last decade in reading. (11/01/2011)
Test scores did not change significantly last year in 25 southwest Minnesota school districts that had special permission to begin the school year before Labor Day, according to a report. (10/31/2011)
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he's still pushing for a law protecting gay and lesbian school students from discrimination, even though he recently withdrew the measure in committee. (10/25/2011)
The state education system lacks a method with which to evaluate school principals. A growing body of research highlights the crucial role school principals play in creating good environments for learning. With increasing pressure over the last decade to improve student achievement, a group of educators will develop the evaluation criteria. (10/24/2011)
Leaders of the East Metro Integration District will decide Wednesday whether to close the district's two schools. (10/19/2011)
Minnesota education officials have submitted the state's application for a competitive federal grant called "Race to the Top." (10/18/2011)
Several student-led events against bullying are taking place this week across Minnesota. (10/12/2011)
Community activists want Minneapolis Public School District to stop banking with Wells Fargo. (10/10/2011)
An eighth grade math teacher at Wayzata West middle school has won a $25,000 award. (10/10/2011)
Prospects for a federal bullying law are dim, despite the high profile of bullying over the past two years, including a White House summit to discuss the issue. (10/10/2011)
A vote next month to extend a property tax in the Anoka-Hennepin school district presents a problem for some voters, who are critical of a policy that addresses how bullying and harassment are handled in the schools. (10/07/2011)
The ACLU of Minnesota claims the depositions, emails and other files help show that its nearly three-year old claims against Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy are true. (10/03/2011)
Nearly half of Minnesota's 2,255 schools were not on track to meet Adequate Yearly Progress, a basis for measuring school performance in meeting requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law. (09/30/2011)