Tim Post Feature Archive

A Twin Cities group that advocates for gay and lesbian students held its annual conference at Hamline University on Friday. (01/18/2013)
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. (01/17/2013)
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. (01/11/2013)
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. (01/08/2013)
Advocates of stronger anti-bullying measures in Minnesota say they'll push again for a new bullying law during the upcoming legislative session. (12/24/2012)
A staff member at a Minneapolis public school has been put on administrative leave after bringing a loaded gun to school Wednesday morning. (12/20/2012)
Paynesville High School in central Minnesota closed early Tuesday after several students fell ill with suspected cases of carbon monoxide poisoning. (12/18/2012)
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. (12/17/2012)
A new proposed teacher evaluation system is headed to a testing phase in some Minnesota schools. (12/14/2012)
Data from the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study shows Minnesota 8th graders scored near the top in science and math. (12/11/2012)
The Anoka-Hennepin School Board listened to testimony but took no action Monday evening after a group presented a petition seeking the ouster of one member of the district's anti-bullying task force. (12/10/2012)
A new effort to narrow the achievement gap between white students and students of color is launcheding Thursday during an event at the University of Minnesota. (11/29/2012)
Some state educators and lawmakers want to eliminate a high-stakes test from the list of requirements for a high school diploma. (11/28/2012)
A state task force is suggesting changes to how the state pays for education as an attempt to create stable and fair funding for Minnesota schools. The effort, however, will face challenges as lawmakers wrestle with the state's budget deficit. (11/28/2012)
Minnesota is joining a pilot project to combine and centralize the country's digital library collections. (11/26/2012)