Republicans in the Minnesota Senate are calling for an investigation into whether the school district was pressured to sign the contract with the Community Standards Initiative.
Community School of Excellence disputes accusations that it has enrolled 4-year-olds without proper screening.
What is required of Minnesota schools? And can these checks prevent problems?
Research shows starting classes later improves older students' health and grades, but the move would have also required major changes to elementary school schedules.
After two days of public testimony and 10,000 emails, a committee will continue to collect public input on the controversial proposal designed to protect the privacy of transgender athletes.
The Minneapolis and St. Paul districts, which saw increases in the number of schools with low rankings, have opted not to seek help from state education experts.
The award recognizes schools for high academic performance and narrowing the achievement gap between white students and students of color and low income students.
The school board is expected to make a decision next month.
The decision by Concordia to no longer be an authorizer for eight charter schools will require them to find new sponsors.
Advocates say medical, vision, mental health and dental services will help students. But so far, test scores are mixed.
The vote only covers the wider framework of the effort. District officials will sort out implementation details in the coming months.
The school district is striving for a big increase in reading and math proficiency rates among students of color.
Minnesota's rural school superintendents say they're having a harder time luring teachers to their districts. A sharp drop in applicants is leading to calls for new incentives to attract more teachers to small towns.
Minnesota lawmakers approved a $134 million boost in funding in 2013 to pay for the program
The program will help support the local economy and introduce students to healthier foods.