Advocates say medical, vision, mental health and dental services will help students. But so far, test scores are mixed.
The vote only covers the wider framework of the effort. District officials will sort out implementation details in the coming months.
The school district is striving for a big increase in reading and math proficiency rates among students of color.
Minnesota's rural school superintendents say they're having a harder time luring teachers to their districts. A sharp drop in applicants is leading to calls for new incentives to attract more teachers to small towns.
Minnesota lawmakers approved a $134 million boost in funding in 2013 to pay for the program
The program will help support the local economy and introduce students to healthier foods.
State education officials hope steady growth in math, reading and science scores over the last several years will help all students in the future.
Taken in the spring, results of the MCAs show how students are measuring up to state standards in math, reading and science.
White students in Minnesota had an average score of 23.7. But the average score for black students was 17.9 -- the lowest average among non-white test-takers.
A Minneapolis-based coalition is threatening to sue the Warroad school district if it doesn't stop using the image of a Native American for its school mascot.
St. Paul school district is pushing ahead with a plan to give every student an iPad even though many details have yet to be determined, including which apps will be used, how students will access them, and whether parents will need to put down a deposit on the devices.
The Safety and Technical Assistance Council was created under the Safe and Safe and Supportive Schools bill passed by lawmakers this spring.
Last year Minnesota education officials said more than two dozen struggling schools improved their performance under Minnesota's alternative to No Child Left Behind.
MPR News reporter Tim Post put GoPro cameras on the giraffe feeding baskets at Como Park Zoo and got an eye level view of the 14-foot animals.
MPR News reporter Tim Post put GoPro cameras on board a Metropolitan Mosquito Control District helicopter and captured its aerial acrobatics over Anoka County.