Supporters of early childhood education say that many children could benefit from programs like Bigelow Head Start in St. Paul and that this could finally be the year that Minnesota takes educating young children seriously. (03/04/2013)
A bill to replace Minnesota's anti-bullying statute made its first committee appearance Thursday at the state House. (02/28/2013)
As lawmakers put together the next state budget, some people might find it odd that Minnesota school officials are not scrambling for the big chunk of money they're owed from the state. (02/27/2013)
Teachers and school administrators across Minnesota are asking lawmakers to rethink a law they passed last year that was aimed at producing higher-quality teachers. (The Daily Circuit, 02/20/2013)
All levels of education, from preschool to higher ed, would receive increases in funding under Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal. (01/23/2013)
DFL leaders say they'd like to make more higher education funding a priority when the legislative session starts next week. But public colleges and universities may have to work harder to get that money. (12/31/2012)
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk said he thinks the current referendum system has driven up property taxes and created unequal funding for schools across the state. (12/24/2012)
State Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said he's "reasonably confident" Minnesota lawmakers will approve a new bullying prevention law for the state next year. Dibble has sponsored anti-bullying legislation at the state Capitol for several years. (The Daily Circuit, 12/06/2012)
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a Republican-crafted bill that would have repaid state IOUs to Minnesota public schools more quickly. (04/05/2012)
Republicans in the Minnesota House have again passed their plan to tap into state's rainy day fund to pay back some of the money owed to public schools. (04/02/2012)
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district is like many in Minnesota that are coping with state funding that has failed to keep up with inflation for nearly a decade. In July, the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton held back another $700 million to solve the latest budget deficit. The repercussions have rippled through Minnesota schools, from classrooms to district offices and community ballot boxes. (08/06/2011)
For all the talk at the Minnesota State Capitol this year about early childhood education, supporters only won part of what they wanted. Legislators approved $4 million in scholarships for needy families, but they did not include a system to rate child care providers. (07/28/2011)
The chairman of MnSCU's board of trustees says the system reached an agreement with Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday to keep the system open. (06/15/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday directed the state's education department to apply for the federal "Race to the Top" program, just hours after the Obama administration announced new funding for the initiative. Minnesota lost out on a previous round of competition for the funds. (05/25/2011)
Mayors and superintendents from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth say the bill would cut literacy programs for children. (05/12/2011)

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