Tim Post Feature Archive

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. (08/02/2013)
A Minneapolis charter school will be evicted from its building under a district court ruling released Wednesday. (08/01/2013)
A retired cargo jet scheduled to land at St. Paul's Holman field Tuesday morning has a future as a classroom. (07/30/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reduce the number of wolves that can be killed in this fall's wolf hunt. (07/29/2013)
A north Minneapolis charter school being evicted from its building is hoping for a last-minute reprieve at a court appearance on Tuesday. (07/28/2013)
"We are being forced to use these programs. We weren't even here when these programs were designed," said Fartun Weli, who runs a health organization for women in south Minneapolis. (07/26/2013)
The Pew Center's Internet and American Life Project recently surveyed nearly 2,500 middle and high school teachers across the country about the writing habits of students. (07/23/2013)
A Department of Natural Resources decision to revoke researcher Lynn Rogers' license to put radio collars on bears and put cameras in their dens will stand -- even after Rogers met personally today with Gov. Mark Dayton to appeal the decision. (07/22/2013)
The Minnesota Department of Education is calling for an investigation into Community School of Excellence, a St. Paul charter school, over financial and employment concerns. (07/19/2013)
An east metro public school that faced closure will stay open for at least one more year. The Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley has agreed to take over operation of Crosswinds School in Woodbury. (07/17/2013)
The Obama administration wants to spend $75 billion on early childhood education over the next 10 years, an investment U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said would pay off several-fold in the future. (07/16/2013)
People rarely want to see their neighborhood school close or see their children bused to the next town, even if it makes financial sense. But this spring and summer, eight districts are combining into four new districts, the largest number of consolidations in 16 years, the Minnesota Department of Education says. (07/15/2013)
Denise Specht took over as leader of Education Minnesota on July 1, replacing Tom Dooher. She's is asking state officials, school districts and teachers to find an alternative to high stakes testing as a way to measure student progress. (07/10/2013)
State lawmakers this spring approved $40 million in funding for all-day kindergarten and more money for pre-kindergarten scholarships for children from low-income families aiming to close the gap in standardized test scores between white students and students of color. (06/25/2013)
A new national study of charter schools finds some improvement in school performance, but shows students at charters still aren't doing as well as students in traditional public schools. (06/25/2013)