Tom Weber Feature Archive

The father of a U.S. soldier and Minnesota native who was killed in Afghanistan speaks in his memory. (08/16/2011)
Minnesota's education commissioner today requested from the federal education department to waive two sections of the No Child Left Behind education law. (08/16/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton said today that the state will expand a ratings system for daycare and early childhood education providers across Minnesota. (08/10/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that state law already allows officials to create a statewide rating system for daycare and early childhood education providers so there's no need for legislation or any other action. (08/10/2011)
A group of teachers will meet with state Republican party officials Wednesday evening to discuss forming a caucus of GOP-leaning union members. (08/10/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton announced Monday that Minnesota will seek a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law that would give the state permission to bypass some testing requirements and punishments. (08/08/2011)
An activist group is accusing the Anoka-Hennepin school district of misleading the public with a new website it created that focuses on lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender students. (08/05/2011)
A former Red Wing High School student claims in a lawsuit that a homecoming event two years ago was racially offensive and illegal. (08/03/2011)
Taking effect today is a new law that supporters hope will increase the number of teachers who enter the profession through non-traditional ways. (08/01/2011)
A Twin Cities union leader will speak at a rally of teachers, parents and other community members Saturday in Washington. (07/29/2011)
For all the talk at the Minnesota State Capitol this year about early childhood education, supporters only won part of what they wanted. Legislators approved $4 million in scholarships for needy families, but they did not include a system to rate child care providers. (07/28/2011)
Voters in a record number of school districts could be asked to weigh in on funding referendums this November. (07/25/2011)
Education officials across the state are frustrated and even angry that the budget agreement reached Thursday will include delaying even more payments to schools than first proposed. (07/14/2011)
The budget agreement reached Thursday makes some fundamental changes in the way the state funds public schools. Gov. Mark Dayton had already proposed delaying 30 percent of school payments as part of the budget he presented in February. Here's more information on how that shift will affect school districts. (07/14/2011)
One of St. Paul's biggest employers, Lawson Software, laid off employees Wednesday, but the company won't reveal just how many or where they are located. (07/13/2011)