A Minnesota School Readiness Study says only about 55 percent of incoming kindergarten students are ready for school. State education officials say a child's readiness entering school is the biggest indicator of future academic success.
3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown
Two people in the house were uninjured.
Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery
The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.
SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher
Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.
Amber Alert in Wisconsin: Search for missing 15-year-old girl
Police believe 15-year-old Kryssy King may be with a 22-year-old man.
3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour
The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fire at historic Stevens House museum for third time since Aug. 30
The fire was reported early Saturday morning.
What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas
The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.
Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park
Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.
BCA: Police shoot suicidal man 'armed with sword' in North Branch
The man is expected to survive.
State to help 44 Minnesota gas stations add E15 pumps
The yellow 88 button is coming to more gas stations in Minnesota.
FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France
An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.
Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado
Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.
Nearly half of Minnesota schools fail 'No Child' standards
The Minnesota Education Department on Friday released the list of schools that failed to make what federal officials call “Adequate Yearly Progress."
Are your kids ready for kindergarten?
A group of business leaders have developed an easy-to-use website designed to help parents determine if their child is ready to learn and succeed in kindergarten. The Pioneer Press cites a state school readiness study that says only 50 percent of Minnesota kids are actually ready.
Will Minnesota's new school assessments be an improvement over No Child Left Behind?
The state has developed new ways to measure school performance if a requested waiver from No Child Left Behind is approved. The Education Commissioner thinks they'll be fairer and more accurate. A state business leader thinks they'll "destroy the accountability system for schools."
Minnesota has fewest elementary school counselors per student in U.S.
School counselors say they provide a service students won't get in a classroom. But there are more than 3,400 students for each licensed elementary school counselor in Minnesota. Experts say counselors often get cut when budgets are tight.
Nearly half of Minnesota manufacturers have jobs but no one qualified to fill them
A new survey of manufacturers shows the biggest shortages are in skilled production, followed by scientists and engineers. Officials say the lack of skilled workers could hurt the state’s economic growth if manufacturers can’t ramp up production.
Minnesota schools look better under new state accountability system
The full impact of Minnesota's new accountability system came into view this week with the announcement of the final group of schools facing new labels and corrective actions. The state now uses its own system after it won a waiver from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law. Using the new definitions makes the overall picture seem rosier: 213 schools are now labeled underperforming in some way, compared to more than 1,000 under No Child Left Behind.
Dayton encourages businesses to adopt schools
Governor Mark Dayton wants more businesses to improve education in Minnesota by adopting schools. He spoke at a Richfield school that's been adopted by both Best Buy and Fairview Hospitals. It's provided amenities ranging from laptops to a teen parent center.
Grand Forks parents fight sex novelty store near school
Parents think one block from an elementary school is a poor location for a planned Fantasys adult store. They're taking to Facebook with a petition drive.
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