Tim Post Feature Archive

Former Republican House Speaker Steve Sviggum's dispute with the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents is over. He resigned his position Thursday. (03/08/2012)
Officials in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are promising safer schools now that lawsuits over bullying have been settled. (03/06/2012)
Minnesota's largest school district on Monday voted to settle a pair of lawsuits over a policy that was criticized for failing to protect gay students from bullying. (03/05/2012)
The Anoka-Hennepin School District plans to vote tonight on an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights over a pending federal lawsuit. (03/05/2012)
A consent decree on the Anoka-Hennepin school board's work session agenda Monday night signals a possible lawsuit settlement. (03/02/2012)
A glimmer of good news came this week for Minnesota schools: More than $300 million borrowed from schools last year to balance the budget will be paid back. The problem: The state still owes schools $2.4 billion in deferred payments. (03/02/2012)
Charter schools in the Twin Cities metro area underperform academically in comparison to their traditional public counterparts, shows a report released today. (02/24/2012)
A bill making its way through the Legislature would allow school administrators to consider a teacher's performance in the classroom, instead of just seniority, when cutting jobs. (02/22/2012)
BlueSky Online Charter School, based in West St. Paul, has been under investigation by the Minnesota Department of Education for more than two years. (02/17/2012)
A task force reports that schools lack guidance on how best to use money intended to reduce the achievement gap between white students and racial minority students. The state spends $108 million annually on the program. (02/17/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Education is asking more businesses across the state to adopt schools. (02/14/2012)
When Steven Rosenstone took over as chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system almost six months ago, he promised big changes for the system's 31 schools. (01/12/2012)
You won't find breadfruit at your local grocery store, mainly because it has an extremely short shelf life. But a Minnesota-based non-profit group wants to help people in developing countries turn the fruit into flour. (01/11/2012)
Many students work to put themselves through college. But the number of hours they work puts their studies at risk, and worries university administrators. (01/04/2012)
Minnesota's education commissioner heard arguments Thursday over whether an online charter school should be shut down. (12/22/2011)