Gov. Pawlenty outlined his general proposals for education funding during a speech Friday, acknowledging that school boards need more state money to keep up with rising costs. He also sought to dampen expectations for funding all-day kindergarten statewide. (01/12/2007)
The law is designed to close the achievement gap between different groups of students, and make all students proficient in reading and math by the year 2014. (01/11/2007)
House Republicans are upset that the University of Minnesota will spend $4 million to $5 million to buy out ousted coaches Glen Mason and Dan Monson. (01/09/2007)
There's one thing everyone at the Capitol seems to agree on for the 2007 legislative session -- Minnesota's public schools will get more money. But it may not be enough for some parents and education groups, who are calling for an overhaul of the way Minnesota funds schools. (12/27/2006)
Advocates of early childhood education are optimistic that the upcoming legislative session will include a major funding boost for programs that prepare children for school. (12/26/2006)
Minnesota school leaders are moving slowly when it comes to changing the way they pay their teachers. Only 15 school districts have made the switch. (04/25/2006)
With testing season now upon us, Minnesota Education Commissioner Alice Seagren discusses testing, funding, reform and other issues facing Minnesota schools. (Midday, 04/18/2006)
There are lots of theories about what schools need. Some say more money and smaller classes; others advocate increased accountability and school choice. What does the resarch say? (Midday, 04/17/2006)
Will a new University of Minnesota football stadium funding plan, hailed by a bipartisan group of legislators and the governor as a "win-win," be an easy touchdown at the Legislature this session? (Midday, 03/28/2006)
The University of Minnesota is going to the Legislature with a plan to dedicate $330 million of state bonding money over the next 10 years for academic biomedical research. University President Robert Bruininks publicly unveiled the plan in his State of the University address Thursday. (03/02/2006)

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