The Minneapolis School District is working to take some of the sting and stigma out of summer school for soon-to-be freshmen, by giving them high school credit for their work.
This week, charter school officials will gather in Minneapolis to share notes and discuss the progress of the national charter school movement, which marks its 20th anniversary this year.
June brings a mix of emotions for teachers: relief over making it through another year and a sense of accomplishment after helping students learn. But many teachers struggle this time of year, feeling completely burned out.
Advocates of charter schools say increasing enrollment is one indication the charter movement is still growing.
A World War II veteran who missed graduation at his Minneapolis high school 69 years ago will finally get to cross the commencement stage on Saturday.
A group of students at Fridley Middle School has taken on bullying in a big way. They've created an anti-bullying program and put a new spin on their school's bullying policy. These students have a unique understanding of bullying because they're in the school's special education program.
After two public school students in southeastern Minnesota committed suicide this spring, experts expressed concern about gaps in mental health services in Minnesota schools. Minnesota has one of the largest ratios of students to school counselors in the nation - and a shortage of community counselors who treat children.
Task force co-chair Walter Roberts Jr. says the group wants to hear what has worked, and hasn't worked, in the community when it comes to bullying prevention.
No charges will be filed in the case of a southern Minnesota teen who killed herself after facing bullying in her school.
A teen suicide in southern Minnesota last week that the child's parents and bullying experts are blaming in part on bullying is bringing greater attention to a specific type of social bullying.
A funeral was held today in the small southern Minnesota town of Kasson for 13-year old Rachel Ehmke.
Minnesota school officials watched with interest in recent years as 11 rural districts transition to four-day weeks. Many administrators are considering the switch as a cost-saving measure, but the process is difficult and complex.
With a little coaxing, more than a dozen students from Kellogg Middle School in Rochester, Minn., spoke with members of the Governor's Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying.
Gov. Mark Dayton's Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying will hold listening sessions in Rochester on Thursday, as part of an effort to come up with suggestions to strengthen the state's anti-bullying law.
Do you feel smarter when you pop a piece of peppermint candy or gum in your mouth? How about after a quick walk? Or a snack? Teachers at Avalon School hope they've found a new way to increase student test scores.