Two open houses this week will allow the public to hear about a recently-finished facilities study.
The county recently came up with a way to address school drop outs, but that new effort faces the same budget cuts as the rest.
Funding for schools is sure to be a hot topic at the state Capitol next year, and groups calling for more money are gearing up for the fight.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty traveled the state today to discuss education initiatives he'd like to see pass during next year's legislative session. Some of the ideas might sound familiar because Pawlenty has pursued them before.
University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks unveiled his budget proposal today, which will ask lawmakers for nearly $150 million in new money. It also calls for a 4.5 percent increase in tuition.
A plan for a new "report card" for schools is heading to Gov. Pawlenty, who is cool to the idea of changing performance standards.
The Minnesota House has approved legislation establishing a sex education requirement for all public school districts.
A new way to grade Minnesota schools is heading for a final test at the Capitol. But state officials disagree about whether it should pass or fail.
The state teacher's union says school districts across the state are facing at least $130 million in budget deficits for the coming year.
Minnesota college leaders say tuition hikes
would be a last -- but possibly unavoidable -- option for coping with anticipated state budget cuts.
Hundreds of teenagers marched to the state Capitol Tuesday morning to show support for what's known as the Minnesota Dream Act. Despite the show of enthusiasm, the legislation has little chance of passing this year.
A new Bell Museum, building renovations at Minnesota State University Mankato, and a long list of college campus repairs await word of state bonding money.
K-12 education funding is mostly in a holding pattern after an infusion of cash in 2007.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty addressed the Minnesota School Boards Association on
Thursday morning. He didn't offer the group much in the way of new
initiatives or pledges of per-student funding increases.
State lawmakers are still analyzing this month's school levy votes and the need for changes in the education finance system.