The remote school day has thrust parents into new roles as ad hoc education assistants and challenged teachers to make their lessons available to all students despite technology barriers, language barriers and more.
From adding Wi-Fi hotspots to offering grab-and-go flash drives, rural districts are creating ways to help students get schoolwork done remotely.
Districts responded quickly to the governor’s directive to pull together on-site child care for emergency workers, in an effort to help stem a ripple effect that school closures could have on the state’s ability to respond to COVID-19.
Distance learning is defined by the state Department of Education as each student receiving a daily interaction with their licensed teachers and receiving appropriate, equitable educational materials.
St. Paul educators say the need for increased student supports — for English language learners, for special education students, for those in need of mental health services — has reached a critical point.
Staff from the Office of the Legislative Auditor reported to members of the state House Education Finance committee on Wednesday.
The mix of co-signers on Rep. Rena Moran’s bill indicates that this issue has the potential to transcend party politics.
The union plans to announce a strike date next week. State law requires the union to give the district 10 days notice prior to the start of any walkout.
In order to get a proposed change on the ballot, they’ll need to build support at the state Capitol for a majority vote in both the House and the Senate.
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel and Minnesota’s State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra are asking the state to address a backlog of maintenance projects on campuses in both systems that’s grown to $7.1 billion over the last decade.
The official rollout for board members focused on three main structural changes: centralizing magnet schools, reconfiguring grade levels and changing school boundaries.
From eliminating single-use plastic items to pressing school boards to commit to 100 percent clean energy, Minnesota students are changing how schools respond to climate change.
Parents and students from two south-side Minneapolis schools — Barton Open (K-8 magnet) and Windom (K-5 Spanish Dual-Immersion magnet) — filled the school board meeting room Tuesday evening.
Minnesota’s projected $1.33 billion surplus has given education activists a renewed sense of hope that they’ll secure greater investments in everything from teacher diversity efforts to school safety.
A brief rundown of five education issues to watch as you consider candidates’ education platforms — whether they’re running for school board, the Legislature or any other public office.
What started out earlier this year as a promise to slow things down has evolved into more of a redesign overhaul.
Research has shown that children from low- and moderate-income families with a college savings of $500 or less are three times more likely to attend college and four times more likely to graduate than those without any college savings.
Legally, the rooms must be used only for emergency situations. During the 2016-17 school year, 70 districts reported 7,085 incidents of seclusion that involved 965 students.
“I just think we’re gonna lose this generation if we don’t deal with it,” said Ann Lindberg-Borgen, chemical health coordinator for the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools district.
Supporters of a moratorium say charters are siphoning students and funding from the district and furthering segregation in the schools. Opponents say district schools are failing many students.