Schools have dealt with remote learning violations and mask-wearing offenses, and have had an opportunity to rethink harsh discipline.
These stories from 2020 — including the St. Paul teacher strike and anti-racist reform efforts — are worth keeping an eye on into the new year.
In Minnesota, a vaccine allocation workgroup will begin to iron out the details for the next phase the week after Christmas.
The onset of COVID-19 and corresponding job loss has disrupted plans for high school workers just as it has for adults.
Some schools have cancelled their programs, while others are considering virtual options. At least one school has continued sending students abroad.
Many school district leaders across Minnesota have decided to shift all students to distance learning. But St. Michael-Albertville has not for its elementary students. Here’s why.
2020 marked the 10th anniversary of Hlub Zoo, a school-based mental health program serving Hmong and other Southeast Asian students and their families.
Earlier this year, the nonprofit Youthprise offered a financial lifeline to keep clinics at the city’s three biggest high schools open — albeit one that funds the program only through the end of the year.
The Minnesota Department of Education has said the expectation is that districts find a way to keep staff on payroll, which in many cases means reassigning people.
Across the state, only 17 of 33 operating levies and only one of the five bond requests passed this fall.
A Q&A with Barb Larson Taylor, coordinator of the college’s COVID-19 Response Team, about how the fall semester is going.
Plus: Kim Ellison retains seat and newcomer Sharon El-Amin wins one on Minneapolis Public Schools board.
Gaggle is used in hundreds of districts across the U.S., relying on artificial intelligence and a team of moderators to scan billions of student emails, chat messages and files each year in search of references to sex, drugs and violence.
The impact of school boards has never felt more immediate as 301 school districts hold school board elections.
For live class meetings, she has a Zoom app on her phone. But she’s hesitant to engage fully on that platform. “I prefer not putting the camera on,” she said, adding she doesn’t “want people seeing where I’m staying.”
Educators are now wondering how the experiences of kids who have done better during remote learning can be applied to improve in-person learning in the future.
How school districts across the state are sorting out the ins and outs of tracking student attendance.
Youthprise, a local nonprofit, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against DEED for barring high school students in Minnesota from receiving CARES Act funding designed for workers otherwise ineligible for unemployment benefits.
Minnesota schools have received access to three main buckets of federal funding to help get students back to school safely.