The Minnesota Senate has given preliminary approval to an education funding bill that cuts state spending for public schools. (04/07/2009)
Education funding comes up today in the Minnesota Senate. The DFL-backed bill would cut K-12 funding by more than 3 percent. The state's teachers union, Education Minnesota, is opposed to that move. (04/07/2009)
At a time when many Minnesota school boards have been cutting programs and laying off teachers, school districts as a whole are sitting on record budget reserves. (04/03/2009)
The Senate education committee unveiled a bill Wednesday that would reduce school spending by $972 million. But that number would be cut in half when federal stimulus money is factored in. (04/01/2009)
K-12 education funding is 40 percent of the state budget. Gov. Pawlenty and House and Senate lawmakers are considering different education funding proposals in the face of a $4.6 billion deficit. (Midday, 03/24/2009)
Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington says his bill gives students a $2,500 scholarship for graduating a semester early. (02/04/2009)
From the state's funding formula to tuck pointing a gymnasium, lawmakers have introduced a host of bills related to education. (01/26/2009)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty specifically focused on tuition at insitutions of higher education in part of his State of the State speech yesterday, proposing a firm cap on tuition increases. University officials are concerned about that idea. (01/16/2009)
Higher education officials told lawmakers at the State Capitol today that big budget cuts this session would be devastating to Minnesota's colleges and universities. (01/08/2009)
Minnesota leaders are looking for savings in paper, computer software, food service and other goods and services used by schools. (01/07/2009)
The size of the Minnesota budget deficit means even schools might not be 'off-limits' to cuts. (01/06/2009)
Minnesota lawmakers say the state's poor financial health will make their work especially challenging over the coming months. (01/05/2009)
As lawmakers return to the Capitol next week to face a massive budget deficit, two new reports make the case for more education funding. (12/30/2008)
The yearly school report cards will now include more information on math and reading proficiency. (12/18/2008)
Schools aren't waiting for possible cuts from the state to slash their own budgets. (12/18/2008)

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