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Minnesota House passes sweeping education budget proposal

The DFL-majority Minnesota House passed its education budget bill Monday 73-60, following hours of contentious debate over the 260-page measure.  The GOP-controlled Senate is expected...

‘I just want to exist’: Bill seeks to block trans athlete...

Grace Walker is leaving high school this spring with plenty of memories from four years of tennis and cheerleading: car wash fundraisers, sleepovers, sneaking...

Decline in number of homeless students has schools asking, ‘Where are...

Katie Danielson was thrilled to get a text message from a recent high school graduate on a Saturday night. Could she give Danielson's number...

The controversy over Minnesota’s social studies standards, explained

A debate over Minnesota's social studies standards is burning up editorial pages and grabbed the attention of legislators this week. The Minnesota Department of Education...

Pandemic learning loss shows need for school choice | Opinion

The COVID pandemic has made the need for school choice more evident than ever. For tens of thousands of Minnesota public school children —...

Walz introduces schools plan; GOP critics say it’s more of the...

Gov. Tim Walz on Monday unveiled a schools plan that focuses on improving educational equity for students of color, the recruiting and retaining Indigenous...

‘They’re in trouble’: Enrollment declines straining Minnesota school budgets

Minnesota's metro school districts are facing worrying declines in student enrollment that will likely lead to losses in state revenue this school year, forcing...

COVID-19 ‘learning loss’ putting at-risk Minnesota students months behind in school

Martha Holmes' job as a third-shift security monitor keeps her busy overnight, and this spring she took on a new role that keeps her...

The Legislature needs to make diversity of the teaching corps a...

In the wake of the pandemic, the resulting budget crisis and now the civil unrest in Minneapolis and beyond, the question of which agencies...

University of Minnesota gets an F for low Black and Latino...

As Minnesota's Black population grew over the past two decades, Black student enrollment at the University of Minnesota stayed flat, according to a new...