Tom Weber Feature Archive

A high school in south-central Minnesota is dropping varsity football this season over safety concerns related to a lack of upperclassmen on the team. (08/25/2011)
Two lawsuits over the treatment of gay students in the Anoka-Hennepin School District offer something old and something new for legal observers. (08/23/2011)
The state's education commissioner says she's exploring ways to make the ACT college entrance exam even higher-stakes for Minnesota students than it already is. (08/17/2011)
Minnesota's high school class of 2011 scored an average of 22.9 of a possible 36 on the ACT, among the best in the nation. (08/17/2011)
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)