Minneapolis Public Schools is ending the building lease for one of its partner charter schools.
Minnesota's latest move to improve teaching methods, implement tougher standards and ways to measure student performance mirrors a national trend that began with the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind policy that mandated increased reliance on standardized tests.
New funding will allow Minnesota school districts to offer free all day kindergarten Minnesota starting in 2014.
Gov. Mark Dayton offered condolences to the staff and students of Peter Hobart Elementary in St. Louis Park on Friday morning during a memorial held for two students who died this week in a landslide.
It was a tough Thursday for students and teachers at Peter Hobart Elementary as they dealt with the loss of two students who died in a landslide during a field trip the previous day.
In Minnesota, schools are required to have plans in place in case a tornado strikes. One Minnesota school destroyed by a tornado three years ago was rebuilt with twisters in mind.
Supporters of a move to strengthen Minnesota's anti-bullying law say they will push the issue again next session. A bill that would have required schools to track cases of bullying and better train staff to deal with bullying was pulled from consideration early Monday morning, as it faced a filibuster from Republicans who had concerns over the cost of the measure.
In the latest effort to boost student performance, the Minneapolis school district wants to give more autonomy to individual schools. Under the effort schools would have discretion over budgeting, hiring, scheduling and curriculum.
A half-dozen parents, and current and former staff of Washburn High School plan to speak out Tuesday night at a Minneapolis school board meeting about the recent reassignment of principal Carol Markham-Cousins.
Minneapolis Public Schools officials want to give schools more autonomy on budgets, hiring and schedules. The effort is aimed at improving the performance of Minneapolis students and closing the achievement gap between white students and students of color.
The Minnesota House has passed a bill requiring all public school districts to create policies aimed at reducing bullying.
The bill revamps Minnesota's anti-bullying law, which at 37 words is considered one of the weakest in the nation.
An online charter school that faced closure just last year is now seeing an increase in enrollment.
The Minnesota Department of Education will give schools more time to complete spring testing.
The Hopkins School District has asked an outside party to investigate a racially charged incident in February.