The St. Paul Public Schools district has walked away from contract talks with the district's teachers union and is asking a state mediator to help with negotiations.
More than two years after Minnesota lawmakers opened the door to quicker routes into the teaching profession, the first alternative licensure program is now being developed.
Union leaders say they fear the Q Comp program, which uses state and local money to fund teacher training and merit pay, could disappear someday, leaving the district with a gap in funding.
It's the second high profile departure from Totino-Grace High School in recent months. The school's president resigned this summer after announcing he was in a same-sex relationship. Such incidents are happening across the country as church doctrine collides with changing views on marriage.
A new study from the University of Minnesota finds students who struggle to understand basic number concepts in early grades continue to make uncommon mistakes in math later on.
Students in about two dozen Minneapolis schools without air conditioning stayed home today after the district cancelled classes due to the stifling heat and humidity.
Minnesota education officials are sounding a loud note of caution over how to interpret the statewide student assessment test scores they're releasing Tuesday. The data appear to show a big decline in reading scores over last year.
Results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment tests, or MCAs, are one measure of how well students, as well as their schools and teachers, are performing.
The Minneapolis school district is reaching out to families who have yet to enroll their children in school. For the first time the district is using a bus outfitted to perform mobile enrollments.
The crash came during Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment testing in April and required hundreds, if not thousands, of students to retake their tests. State education officials worried that could lower scores overall, making them invalid.
Minnesota students are again tops in the country on ACT scores. But gaps in college readiness among students of color persist.
Recently dismissed Minneapolis high school principal Patrick Exner denies allegations that he tampered with test results in a previous job.
A charter school planned for a historic site near Fort Snelling State Park will open in a interim location next month. The Upper Mississippi Academy will teach 275 sixth- and ninth-graders in temporary classrooms near the site.
The Minneapolis school district has removed a newly hired principal over accusations that he tampered with student test scores in a previous job.
When the St. Paul teachers union continues contract talks later this month, the usual items are expected to be on the negotiating table: salary, benefits and class sizes.