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Barack Obama's education turnaround grants target 34 Minnesota schools; Here's the list

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Minnesota is set to receive more than $34 million in federal money -- a lot of it via the stimulus package -- to help 34 schools identified by the state Department of Educationtry as needing a swift kick in the britches.

MPR reports that the state will evaluate each school to determine how best to help it best change course.

The options include:

  • Turnaround: The principle is replaced, half the teachers are let go, time with students increases, teachers are retrained.
  • Restart: The school is converted to a charter school and required to enroll all its former students.
  • Closure: The school is closed and the students enrolled in better schools in the district.
  • Transformation: The principal is replaced, successful teachers are rewarded, weak teachers are shown the door, the school day gets longer.

Here's the list:

  • Bethune Elementary - Minneapolis Public School District
  • Cityview Pam Magnet - Minneapolis Public School District
  • Hmong Int'l Academy - Minneapolis Public School District
  • Lucy Laney at Cleveland Park Elementary - Minneapolis Public School District
  • Maxfield Magnet Elementary - St. Paul Public School District
  • New Spirit Primary School - New Spirit School
  • New Visions Charter School - New Visions Charter School
  • Ponemah Elementary - Red Lake Public School District
  • Urban Academy Charter School - Urban Academy Charter School
  • Worthington Area Language Academy - Worthington Area Language Academy
  • Broadway Arts & Technology - Minneapolis Public School District
  • Four Directions Charter School - Four Directions Charter School
  • Transitions Senior High - Minnesota Transitions Charter
  • Edison Senior High - Minneapolis Public School District
  • English Academy Campus - Minnesota Internship Center
  • High School For Recording Arts - High School For Recording Arts
  • Humboldt Senior High - St. Paul Public School District
  • Red Lake Senior High - Red Lake Public School District
  • Rochester Off-Campus Charter High - Rochester Off-Campus Charter High
  • Unity Campus - Minnesota Internship Center
  • Wellstone International High - Minneapolis Public School District
  • Braham Area Secondary - Braham Public School District
  • Brooklyn Center Secondary - Brooklyn Center School District
  • Butterfield Secondary - Butterfield Public School District
  • Cass Lake-Bena Secondary - Cass Lake-Bena Public Schools
  • East Central Senior Secondary - East Central School District
  • Greenbush-Middle River Senior High - Greenbush-Middle River Schools
  • Hmong College Prep Academy High School - Hmong College Prep Academy HS
  • Isle Secondary - Isle Public School District
  • Northview IB World School - Osseo Public School District
  • Ogilvie Secondary - Ogilvie Public School District
  • Orr Secondary - St. Louis County School District
  • Riverway Secondary - Riverway Learning Community Charter
  • Waubun Secondary - Waubun Public School District