A new Minnesota Miracle? This year, state Democrats plan to push an education plan they're calling the "New Minnesota Miracle," which would increase school funding by $2.5 billion.
Gov. Pawlenty is also pushing his plan to improve the schools; his focus is on teacher performance pay and recruiting mid-career professionals to teach math and science.
Midday explores these proposals and what they'll mean for education in Minnesota.11:00 a.m.
Joe Nathan: Director, Center for School Change at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute
Pueblo, USA The wave of immigrants from south of the border has forever changed America. Big, coastal cities have absorbed immigrants for decades. But today, immigrants are changing the culture and the economics of cities and small towns nationwide. In the South, a small town adjusts to its deepest cultural change since the Civil Rights movement. And in a Midwestern city, a neighborhood is reborn when immigrants move in -- but the rebirth comes at a price. Pueblo, USA shows how the immigrants are both a boon and a burden to their new communities.12:00 p.m.