A former teacher at a private school in Faribault faces more than a dozen charges of criminal sexual conduct.
A new law will require Minnesota school districts to evaluate all of the state's more than 50,000 public school teachers every year starting in the 2014-15 school year.
Minneapolis South high school was on lockdown today because of an unspecified concern.
The state Department of Education will release plans by the state's lowest-performing schools to improve student performance. The plans, which require the state's 130 lowest-performing schools to show how they intend to turn things around, represent another step in how the state has changed its system to evaluate schools' performance.
Minnesota schools are seeing a big spike in requests for school records from young immigrants who are not legally living in the United States.
The University of Minnesota says it spawned a record number of startup companies last fiscal year.
In 2010, North High School was almost shut down because of falling enrollment and poor performance. Neighborhood groups opposed the move and the district agreed to make changes. This fall, the first freshman class started at the new North High. The school follows a national turnaround model that emphasizes small class sizes, closer relationships between students and teachers, and more parent involvement.
The University of Minnesota is proposing a tuition freeze in exchange for more money from the state.
After decades of college tuition costs that outpaced inflation, Concordia University in St. Paul announced it is cutting its tuition price by a third.
The Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts are trying to improve attendance in kindergarten and preschool with the goal of lifting students' academic performance in later years.
On the first day of class, some St. Paul students didn't get a ride to school after a bus contractor unfamiliar with the city encountered problems.
Detailed information released today will show Minnesota educators how students are performing academically, as well as ranking the state's public schools on several measures.
Minnesota voters will see fewer requests for school funding through tax levies this fall.
As they head back to school Monday, thousands of Minneapolis high school students will ride on a MetroTransit bus or light rail train instead of the typical yellow school bus.
As Minnesota students settle into their new classrooms in the coming weeks, teachers will begin to assess their reading and writing skills.