Minnesota is a one of a handful of states that mandates students start school after Labor Day, unless a district obtains a special waiver from the state. Efforts to change that law have failed at the legislature in recent years.
On Jan. 11, four students wrapped string around the neck of a dark skinned doll and hung it in a stairwell. The students posted pictures of the doll online, provoking an outcry from parents, students and members of the community.
All levels of education, from preschool to higher ed, would receive increases in funding under Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal.
According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010, 88.2 percent of Minnesota students graduated after four years in high school.
Minneapolis school district officials will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to address a racial incident at a high school in south Minneapolis.
A Twin Cities group that advocates for gay and lesbian students held its annual conference at Hamline University on Friday.
Rumors at school are nothing new, but social media allows rumors to spread much faster and further than before. A growing number of school officials these days are finding themselves in situations of social media management and damage control.
The state's open enrollment policy is increasing racial segregation in Twin Cities-metro area school districts, says a report out Friday from the University of Minnesota.
Sen. Al Franken met with school officials Monday in Eagan to discuss school safety, three weeks after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. The conversation ranged from school security to better monitoring the mental health of students to prevent future violence.
Advocates of stronger anti-bullying measures in Minnesota say they'll push again for a new bullying law during the upcoming legislative session.
A staff member at a Minneapolis public school has been put on administrative leave after bringing a loaded gun to school Wednesday morning.
Paynesville High School in central Minnesota closed early Tuesday after several students fell ill with suspected cases of carbon monoxide poisoning.
To boost English learners' performance, some Minnesota schools are trying new approaches designed to help them more quickly grasp the language. Among them is Kennedy Elementary in Willmar, Minn., which has a growing number of students from Somalia.
A new proposed teacher evaluation system is headed to a testing phase in some Minnesota schools.
Data from the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study shows Minnesota 8th graders scored near the top in science and math.