Tim Post Feature Archive

State officials say they understand an unexpected day off can be tough, especially for single parents or those who can't take time off. They say that's why they made the decision now, to give parents time to get things sorted out. (01/03/2014)
City adult education officials say they gave 8,600 GED tests in 2013, more than twice the number handed out in a typical year. (01/03/2014)
North Branch adopted a four-day week in 2009 as a way to save money on energy, transportation, and substitute teacher costs. Superintendent Deb Henton is recommending the district use the funds to return to a five-day week. (01/01/2014)
Teachers' overall evaluations will be judged on student performance, information from surveys given to their students, and classroom observations by evaluators. Each district will choose how to best measure student performance. (12/23/2013)
Two University of Minnesota students have drafted legislation to ban "gay conversion therapy" for minors in Minnesota. (12/15/2013)
A year after a gunman killed 20 students and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, some Minnesota schools have added new alarms, classroom door locks and security cameras. And some have considered hiring new police officers and security guards. (12/12/2013)
Selecting the right tree for the Christmas holiday takes dressing properly for the winter elements, having the right tool for the job and knowing what type of tree is the best fit for each home. (12/12/2013)
Nearly 73 percent of Minnesota children were prepared to start kindergarten in the fall of 2012, or about 13 percent more than in 2010, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Education. (12/11/2013)
The rallies, sponsored by gay and lesbian advocacy group OutFront Minnesota and the state's teachers union Education Minnesota, will focus on raising support for a new bill that would require schools to track cases of bullying and train staff on how to prevent bullying. (12/09/2013)
New research from the University of Minnesota shows that when teenagers start school later in the morning, they're tardy less often, are absent fewer days, and their grades improve. But districts considering a later start time often face push back from parents who schedule their lives around their students' school routine. (12/06/2013)
State education officials say that system is helping struggling schools make progress. So now they're adding three more centers in Marshall, Fergus Falls and Mountain Iron. (12/02/2013)
Upcoming changes to the GED's reading, writing, science, social studies and math tests have many people rushing to finish the high school diploma equivalent before the tests get more difficult in 2014. (11/29/2013)
The City of Minneapolis is providing the land for the project and nearly $5 million in funding. The Basilica of St. Mary has pledged $1 million dollars to help build the apartment complex. (11/25/2013)
One man is dead after an early morning house fire in St. Paul. Eight family members who were alerted by smoke detectors escaped the fire without injury. (11/24/2013)
A nearly $500 million increase in state education funding approved by lawmakers this spring seems to be clearing the way for teacher pay raises, at least in some parts of the state. (11/22/2013)