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.
The event, now in its 34th year, is expected to draw as many as 60,000 people over its two-day run. The festival also features basketball, flag football and volleyball competitions along with music and dance performances and traditional Hmong food.
A federally funded program is offering free meals to kids under the age of 18 across the state this summer.
With a financial barrier lifted, school officials say they need to find room for more kindergartners to spend an entire day in class.
Union officials say educators at the Community School of Excellence voted overwhelmingly to join Education Minnesota.
School personnel have filed five charges of unfair labor action against Chang with the National Labor Relations Board. Education Minnesota also filed a charge, claiming the superintendent interfered with employees' right to organize.
A project between the Centennial School District and medical device maker Medtronic is giving some students with disabilities help finding a career.
Minnesota school districts need to have a new system for evaluating new teachers in place by fall. Most of the state's 333 school districts are ready to implement the new evaluations when the school year starts. But it's unclear if all will meet the deadline because some are still developing their plans.
St. Paul school district is finishing up a deal with Apple to loan iPads to all 39,000 students in St. Paul over the next two school years. There's no price tag for that effort, yet.
Mark Kivimaki was among 46 students who made it into the sixth round of the spelling bee on Thursday.
The tournament aims to introduce more bilingual students to debate, said David Song, program manager of Augsburg's Minnesota Urban Debate League. It also serves students who are recent immigrants who likely would not have joined an English-language debate team.
The turmoil at Community School of Excellence follows years of concerns raised by charter critics and supporters that it is difficult to determine who to hold accountable when there are problems in Minnesota's 150 charter schools.
A school bus was consumed by flames Tuesday afternoon at Century Avenue and Interstate 94 in Maplewood, but reports say no one was hurt.