Communities rally for better education opportunities after years of obstacles
Minnesota is second only to New Hampshire in terms of the best states to live in, according to a list put together by Politico's Margaret Slattery.SEE ALSO: David Letterman shares his "top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses"Slattery's list "rounded up 14 different state rankings from reputable ... More >>
Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri, Wikipedia.50th and France in Edina.A new survey from America's Promise Alliance counts five Minnesota cities in its top-100 "Best Communities for Young People" in the country. Unfortunately, Twin Citians, Minneapolis nor St. Paul made the cut. Here's who beat us: Edin ... More >>
The Minnesota Education Department's investigation into the test scores and teaching licenses of Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy was not racially motivated, the U.S. Education Department ruled this week.The Inver Groves Heights academy known as TiZA is a charter school whose student body is about 80 perc ... More >>
Minnesota students improve dramatically in science scores vs. Most Minnesota students are science ignoramuses.
A radically retooled Minneapolis School Board tries to stop the bleeding and start over
The "new" Tim Pawlenty looks a lot like the old one
After watching the last two superintendents it tabbed go up in smoke, what will the Minneapolis School Board do for an encore?
Bush Administration eases off pass-fail system for public schools Four years after enactment of its hallmark education reform, the Bush administration appears to be heading off calls for changes in the law by agreeing not to enforce key provisions of No Child Left Behind. Schools that fail to make ... More >>
Now that she's leaving, Cheri Pierson Yecke's tenure as schools czar recalled as salad days Last week, to remarkably little fanfare, Cheri Pierson Yecke announced she was abandoning her congressional run--but not her post as hawk-scholar at the Center for the American Experiment--in favor of an app ... More >>
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New numbers show public education in Minnesota trending down, down, down
How I got my kid into a decent public school and learned that "choice" is not all it's made out to be
The new Minneapolis public schools super, groomed the corporate way by a conservative foundation
The federal No Child Left Behind law is threatening to wreck public education in Minnesota and elsewhere. That's what it was designed to do.
Keep a close eye on my left hand...
The education commissioner changes her tune
Can David Jennings please inner-city minorities and neo-con legislators?
What happens when good schools get a failing grade?
Minneapolis's top teacher keeps the faith in trying times
How sports are wrecking schools.
A former teacher's contrarian view of the reforms that have to precede "education reform.