But the governor would not reveal just how much that increase will be, or whether it will go beyond paying back loans the state borrowed from schools last year to balance the state's budget.
The Minnesota Senate has passed legislation to establish alternative pathways into the teaching profession.
A Minnesota Senate committee has given its approval to a two-year freeze on public school salaries throughout the state.
Bemidji State University and its partner Northwest Technical College released a budget plan Thursday that cuts four programs, reduces the size of 18 others and eliminates about 50 jobs, to address a $5 million deficit.
Minnesota's statewide teachers union has unveiled a legislative proposal aimed at narrowing the racial achievement gap in public schools, partly by compromising on allowing alternative licensing for teachers.
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to lobby the U.S.
education secretary about getting Minnesota into a competitive
federal grant program the state previously missed out on.
Leaders of the Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts are wondering how they'll fare with Republicans set to control the Legislature next year.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will hold a public forum on Monday to discuss a proposed budget that increases student tuition, cuts staff and reduces class offerings. The regents got their first look at the budget late last week.
The budget deal the Legislature passed Monday relies heavily on delayed payments to schools to balance the state's books. But aside from that payment shift, lawmakers adjourned without passing any other significant education-related legislation.
A key part of the budget bill the governor vetoed today contains what is called a "shift" in state payments to school districts.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has boiled down his proposals for education reform into seven initiatives, most dealing with the way teachers are evaluated and paid. He's proposed the same ideas before, and none have been adopted by the Legislature.
Some complaints about Minnesota's Race to the Top application, found in the comments federal officials made, call into question the quality of the application itself.
Robert Bruininks is calling for the state to increase support for the University of Minnesota and all of education, but some state lawmakers say that's a hard sell in these tough times.
Minnesota lawmakers might change the
rules surrounding tests that measure skills students are expected
to know before graduation.
New data from the state education department shows statewide enrollment in Minnesota schools stayed mostly flat from last year to this year, but there was an 8.5 percent increase in the number of students on free and reduced lunch.