25 school districts gained state permission for a three-year experiment in starting classes two weeks before Labor Day. The hope is that the extra instruction will improve students' performance. But results from the first year show test scores stayed about the same.
Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis will get new name
A school board meeting was held this week, discussing what's next going forward.
Uber passenger dies a week after fiery crash in St. Paul
Her Uber was struck by a suspected drunk-driver.
Suspect identified in gunfire barrage that injured teen in Brooklyn Park
The city's major crimes unit is investigating.
Target profits plunge as it takes hit from shedding excess goods
The retailer announced earlier this year it would be slashing prices.
Man, woman found dead in St. Paul home after child calls 911
Police say no suspects are being sought.
Las Vegas man identified as victim killed near 38th and Chicago
The 25-year-old died at the scene Sunday afternoon.
Man indicted for armed robberies of 3 St. Paul grocery stores
The 38-year-old is facing federal charges.
Bridge damage closes westbound Hwy. 62 between Richfield, Edina
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said bridge maintenance work is in progress.
Charges: Drunk driver killed former chair of Hibbing Chamber of Commerce
Michael Miller's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Gallery: Stillwater estate turned into private oasis hits market for first time
The sprawling estate is minutes from downtown Stillwater.
New data shows little change in Minnesota student test scores
Data released by the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday revealed that reading and test scores among students in the state have remained relatively flat over previous years. Also, while the scores showed a wide achievement gap between white students and students of color, state officials are hoping a change in how testing data is evaluated will help them fix the persistent disparity.
School changes policy after Maple Grove students burned
KARE-11 says the Osseo School District has changed their science experiment policy a day after a chemical explosion during a class demonstration left four Maple Grove Middle School students with severe burns.
Study finds health care changes will produce small gain for MN budget
When the health care law's changes are complete, Minnesota will get more tax revenue from some sources and less from others. But the net result, legislative researchers say, will be a gain of $42 million over five years. Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen thinks that slight gain will be overshadowed by job losses he fears will follow a new tax levied on medical device makers.
Urban students about the same as suburban counterparts on test scores
Parents often perceive suburban schools as the type of solid educational environment that delivers on measurements like standardized tests. But a Pioneer Press analysis reveals city and suburban schools are really about even if you use similar economic measures. Urban middle and upper incomes students score just as well as those in outlying suburbs.
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