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Your Morning Coffee

PiPress: Your morning commute is crap. CBSLocal: Elementary school principal is accused of harboring bullies. Strib: Jury acquits Wally The Beerman. Cheers? Bemidji Pioneer: “Making tough decisions is like watching sausages being made.”  School board votes to put new school… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

PiPress: The State says, “You know your income tax refund that seemed especially large? Yeah, well, my bad. We’re gonna need some of that back.” MinnPost: T-Paw says, “You know how I once believed in global warming and ‘green’ sustainability?… Continue Reading →

Newsweek Declares Southwest High School Best in State

According to City Pages, Newsweek has declared Southwest High School the best in the state. Never mind the crowded classrooms, the ancient facilities and the general lack of college campus-like opulence compared to its palatial suburban rivals: Southwest High School… Continue Reading →

Do Your Kids Have Manners? Do You?

Reporter Amelia Santaniello wanted to know find out how our kids are doing on manners these days, so she pulled her hair back, donned the proper uniform, and posed as a cafeteria worker at Plymouth Middle School, serving the children… Continue Reading →

Schools Lose Almost a Third of Their Funding

Barataria does a solid job of explaining how the state budget cuts will impact education The bottom line for K-12 education in Minnesota is $6.9 billion per year from the State of Minnesota.¬† Compared to the deal reached recently, we… Continue Reading →

Anti-Muslim Incidents in Schools Raise Concern

(via Strib) The Minnesota chapter of a national Islamic civil liberties group has asked federal education officials to investigate what it calls “growing racial and religious tensions” in the state’s schools. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) announced Wednesday that… Continue Reading →

Schools Serving More Local Foods

(via Live Green Twin Cities) According to a new survey by the Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the number of Minnesota school districts purchasing food directly from local farms has more… Continue Reading →

Teachers Become Part of the Solution

(via Strib) The Minneapolis school board voted Tuesday to open Minnesota’s first school run by its teachers. The French-immersion elementary school, targeted to open in 2011 in north Minneapolis, would be the state’s first “self-governed” school, an option approved by… Continue Reading →

Have a Heart

MPR has a story today about Howard Books, a 45-year-old student at Inver Hills Community College who lost his job, his wife, and his house, and then turned to the school’s “Have a Heart Fund” for some money to fix… Continue Reading →

Drunk Bus Driver Lands in Front Yard

If I were an Eagan parent this week, I would not be very happy with the school busing system. Bus driver Herby Paulson, 61, had six high school students in his bus yesterday when he ran over a snow bank,… Continue Reading →

That’s Why They Call It Education

According to City Pages, Minnesota Family Council President Tom Prichard told the state Senate’s Health, Housing, and Family Security Committee that the kind of comprehensive sex ed outlined in a bill aimed at helping students understand ‚Äî and avoid ‚Äî… Continue Reading →

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