The Senate DFL proposal holds schools' basic state allowance flat for the next two years, but plows a considerable amount of money into programs serving children with disabilities or special needs. (03/21/2007)
Democrats in the Minnesota House have released a budget bill that would pay for early childhood education -- and it's drastically smaller than what advocates were calling for. (03/20/2007)
The uproar over a new rule revoking full athletic eligibility from students after high school transfers went up another notch Tuesday when Gov. Tim Pawlenty weighed in against the change. (03/20/2007)
High school students who transfer schools would remain eligible for varsity sports under a bill that cleared its first legislative hurdle Monday. (03/19/2007)
The DFL-controlled Legislature rejected two sitting regents, who were both recommended by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The choices left Republicans crying foul. (03/09/2007)
Concerned by the rising costs of college textbooks, lawmakers are debating whether to require professors to be more cost-conscious in choosing their course material and make the industry justify how they price, package and revise textbooks. (03/07/2007)
A key House committee chair is proposing an income tax increase to fund Minnesota schools. Rep. Mindy Greiling, DFL-Roseville who chairs the K-12 Finance Committee, wants to raise the tax rate for upper-income Minnesotans. (03/05/2007)
DFL legislators and the governor agree in principle that all-day, every-day kindergarten is good for many students, but funding the program statewide carries a hefty pricetag: $160 million a year. Where should the state focus its education funds? (Midday, 03/05/2007)
Minnesota education groups say their top priority is a bill that would boost special education funding, and the issue has the support of Senate DFL leaders. (03/01/2007)
Supporters of in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants packed a two-hour hearing of higher education committees from both legislative houses. (03/01/2007)
At a hearing in Minneapolis, lawmakers wanted to hear about closing the achievement gap, but they also got an earful about the challenges facing urban schools. (01/31/2007)
University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks discusses University funding, tuition, priorities, research, Big Ten sports and more. (Midday, 01/29/2007)
Pawlenty proposes more than $440 million in new spending for state-supported institutions; that's more than a 16 percent hike above current levels. But officials at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System say the increase fails to meet basic inflationary costs. (01/22/2007)
Under the governor's budget, all public K-12 schools would get a 2 percent funding boost per student in each of the next two years, and Pawlenty would tie some additional spending to school performance. (01/22/2007)
The teacher's union Education Minnesota announces its "five point plan" for the state's public school system Tuesday. (Midday, 01/16/2007)

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