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.
We're in the middle of assessment testing season for schools in Minnesota. And if that doesn't make students and teachers nervous enough, glitches over the past couple of weeks have caused problems with some online testing. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's education reporter Tim Post, who reported yesterday that a number of school districts have had problems with online assessment tests.
The Minnesota Department of Education is working to clear up a number of problems with online assessment testing after dozens of Minnesota school districts have encountered glitches when trying to administer the tests online in recent weeks.
Troubles with administering the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests in schools have been going on for a week. Some state education officials some fear the testing delays might hurt student test scores.
For students and teachers in Minnesota, this time of year is all about testing. The reading, writing, math and science tests tell state and federal officials how students and schools are performing. Some educators are saying it's time to reevaluate the tests Minnesota students undergo.