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. (04/05/2010)
Minnesota lawmakers might change the rules surrounding tests that measure skills students are expected to know before graduation. (03/16/2010)
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. (03/11/2010)
More than 30 Minnesota schools will receive sharp attention under a federal program that will give states money to improve performance in the nation's poorest-performing schools. (03/01/2010)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Thursday proposed handing control of the Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts over to those cities' mayors. (02/11/2010)
Fearful that Minnesota will cut funding to school districts to help close a $1.2 billion deficit, school officials and their allies in the state capitol are preparing for a fight in the young legislative session. (02/10/2010)
Withholding payments will free up some of the state's cash so it can pay its own bills. Today's action is in addition to more than $1 billion in delayed payments to schools that were announced last summer. (01/26/2010)
Nine of every 10 Minnesota schools now depend on voter-approved tax increases to pay their bills. But what happens when voters reject a tax increase and schools make deep budget cuts? That's what happened in Moorhead, and budget woes for schools are affecting the entire city. (11/19/2009)
The largest union in the MnSCU system is protesting the system's decision to award performance bonuses to its college presidents at a time when hundreds of other jobs are being eliminated. (09/04/2009)
The University of Minnesota's governing body today approved a budget that will eliminate jobs on campus and hike tuition for students. (06/24/2009)
Education officials admit Gov. Tim Pawlenty's cuts to their budgets could have been much worse, but they say the governor's steps will still bring negative consequences. (06/16/2009)
There is good news and bad news in the proposed budget for the University of Minnesota: Good news for students who will see minimal tuition increases. Bad news for staff, who are facing job cuts. (06/12/2009)
The House and Senate voted to spend nearly $14 billion on K-12 education for the next two years, essentially holding state funding flat during that time. The chairs of the Senate and House education committees join Midday to discuss the bill. (Midday, 05/14/2009)
University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks joins Midday as Gov. Pawlenty and the Legislature discuss plans to cut higher education funding. (Midday, 05/05/2009)
In the final weeks of the 2009 legislative session, lawmakers are deciding education funding and policy changes. Education Commissioner Alice Seagren joins Midday to discuss the proposals being debated at the Capitol. (Midday, 04/22/2009)

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