Mark Kivimaki was among 46 students who made it into the sixth round of the spelling bee on Thursday.
The tournament aims to introduce more bilingual students to debate, said David Song, program manager of Augsburg's Minnesota Urban Debate League. It also serves students who are recent immigrants who likely would not have joined an English-language debate team.
The turmoil at Community School of Excellence follows years of concerns raised by charter critics and supporters that it is difficult to determine who to hold accountable when there are problems in Minnesota's 150 charter schools.
A school bus was consumed by flames Tuesday afternoon at Century Avenue and Interstate 94 in Maplewood, but reports say no one was hurt.
Target Field Station will bring together bus service, the Northstar commuter rail line and Hiawatha light rail. Next month trains on the new Green Line between downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis will also stop at the station.
Steve Rothmeier worked to find new customers after airline deregulation in the late 1970s lifted restrictions on routes and pricing.
Teachers in Bloomington have ratified a new two-year contract that includes a raise and a slightly longer work day. The deal also trims five days off next school year in exchange for extending the workday by 12 minutes.
When state education officials did not see any increase in test scores in recent years, they concluded the four-day week wasn't helping students and should be ended after another year.
St. Paul schools and other districts across the state have found ways to ensure that more students eat a good breakfast -- and the results are showing up in the classroom.
On average, Minneapolis charter schools received $6,381 less than district schools and St. Paul charters received an average of $3,793 less. The difference comes from the varying tax levy amount that each district has in place.
The money will help the schools add new cafeteria equipment. The program works to put more locally produced products in school kitchens.
A bill moving through the Legislature is part of an effort to lift English language learner students' academic performance.
State law requires schools to hold one severe weather drill each year. And Sarah Stalker, a meteorologist with Hennepin County Emergency Management, says school officials need to designate safe spots in buildings away from windows and wide open hallways.
Eighty-five percent of the teachers who voted agreed to the deal, which was worked out earlier this month with the district.
According the Minnesota Department of Education, nearly 60 percent of suspensions and expulsions last year were of black, Latino, Asian, Native American and other students of color, even though they're only a quarter of the student population.