WCCOTim Olmsted, sixth grade teacher, allegedly discriminated against black students for months.A sixth grade teacher at a St. Paul public school is allegedly a raging racist. According to a WCCO report, Tim Olmsted, a teacher at the Heights Community School on St. Paul's East Side, told the five ... More >>
Drugs, death, and fear
Matt Entenza says he's ready for a schoolyard face-off.A class of ambitious third-graders has invited candidates running in the 2010 Minnesota governor's race to debate Friday at their school in Floodwood, Minn. Floodwood is a small town northwest of Duluth. While it's probably not a schedul ... More >>
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
A gang of cleaning-supply salesmen make a mess at a local hotel
A new generation of Hmong makes its own exodus
How folkie Mary Bue's mother lured her to music
A radically retooled Minneapolis School Board tries to stop the bleeding and start over
New Grand Italian Ice Café specializes in the frozen, non-dairy treats of the Italian American diaspora
You've got to search for this Canadian high--but you'll be glad you did
Twin Cities teachers talk about how their schools and classrooms have changed
How I got my kid into a decent public school and learned that "choice" is not all it's made out to be
Kindergarten will never be the same again
Making book with Carolyn Cone
Coaching third graders put me in touch with a fragile psyche: Mine
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.
Has enough time passed to warrant a revival of 'Six Degrees'?
Everybody believes that teens should be reading. The kids have other ideas.
What happens when good schools get a failing grade?
A Minneapolis school gets results with electrical sensors and exercise mats
Minneapolis's top teacher keeps the faith in trying times
A state rule intended to make schools more diverse threatens funding for a multiethnic success story
Two years after picking billions of dollars out of Big Tobacco's pocket, state officials are still having trouble polishing their next trick: Figuring out how to spend it
When it's summertime in the Twin Cities, even Elvis lives
It's elementary: Money talks
The Edison Project's formula is simple: Take a Minneapolis public school, add some entrepreneurial savvy, and watch the profits roll in. Trouble is, it doesn't add up.
Have a child who'd love to see his or her name in print? These young writers share their secrets.
Wonder what your child's school will look like in the next millennium? Here's a peek.
An African-American mom reflects on the difficulties of raising her son in a decidedly white culture
After a year's reprieve, the only public school serving St. Paul's homeless children is back on the chopping block.
The surreal world of sickness from a child's perspective
Setting my daughter free meant more than I'd imagined
How the power of faith is fueling the revitalization of Catholic education
An education assistant decodes from the "inside"
A road trip through time
Schools often lack appropriate programs for them. Teachers sometimes resent them. Parents must scramble to keep up with their intellectual needs--or face the increased risk of childhood frustration and depression. Welcome to the world of the "gifted."
Thoughts on its long-lost power
For kids caught between shelters and the street, the New Arrivals school has been a refuge from hunger, violence, and loneliness. Try telling that to the St. Paul School Board.
Bob Rose's run at empty libraries, boring classes, and the "pampered elite."