Students in about two dozen Minneapolis schools without air conditioning stayed home today after the district cancelled classes due to the stifling heat and humidity.
Minnesota education officials are sounding a loud note of caution over how to interpret the statewide student assessment test scores they're releasing Tuesday. The data appear to show a big decline in reading scores over last year.
Results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests, or MCAs, are one measure of how well students, as well as their schools and teachers, are performing.
The Minneapolis school district is reaching out to families who have yet to enroll their children in school. For the first time the district is using a bus outfitted to perform mobile enrollments.
The crash came during Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment testing in April and required hundreds, if not thousands, of students to retake their tests. State education officials worried that could lower scores overall, making them invalid.
Minnesota students are again tops in the country on ACT scores. But gaps in college readiness among students of color persist.
Recently dismissed Minneapolis high school principal Patrick Exner denies allegations that he tampered with test results in a previous job.
A charter school planned for a historic site near Fort Snelling State Park will open in a interim location next month. The Upper Mississippi Academy will teach 275 sixth- and ninth-graders in temporary classrooms near the site.
The Minneapolis school district has removed a newly hired principal over accusations that he tampered with student test scores in a previous job.
When the St. Paul teachers union continues contract talks later this month, the usual items are expected to be on the negotiating table: salary, benefits and class sizes.
A newly hired principal at Minneapolis' Washburn High School is on leave after allegations he changed students' answers on state assessment tests.
The head of the state teachers union said Minnesota needs to talk about the future of the teaching workforce.
The Minnesota Board of Teaching on Friday approved 15 license waivers for Teach for America members.
Dozens of Teach for America members wrapped up their summer training program this week in the Twin Cities and Friday many will find out if they will be given a classroom to lead in the fall. The Minnesota Board of Teaching must decide to allow the trainees to teach without a license, letting them earn full certification while on the job.
A Minneapolis charter school will be evicted from its building under a district court ruling released Wednesday.