The report found full-time online students made less progress on standardized state math tests than students in traditional schools. It also found that one in four full-time online students dropped out of school.
18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash
The crash happened in rural Goodhue County around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.
3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination
No illnesses have been reported, according to the MPRB.
'Hockeyland' documentary debuting in Minnesota movie theaters
The documentary has received great reviews at numerous film festivals.
Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash
Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
Woman fighting for her life after shooting in Minneapolis
The woman was shot only about a half-hour after a 14-year-old suffered critical injuries in an apparent accidental discharge.
Two students face discipline over racist messages at Prior Lake High School
Families and students were largely uncooperative with the investigation.
Cause of Hopkins house explosion that killed couple revealed
Sharon and Herb Vassar were killed in the explosion. Herb built the home back in 1962.
Charges: Minnesota camp counselor fired arrows at kids, injuring boy
An 8-year-old boy was shot in the arm with an arrow.
Two Harbors votes overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Chris Swanson
The mayor had been scrutinized for several things leading up to the vote Tuesday.
Suspected gunman at large after homicide near Albert Lea
The 32-year-old suspect was last seen in a 2004 white Ford F-150 with Minnesota license number EUZ-057.
State's low-profile test of online lottery sales is raising eyebrows
Private online gambling is illegal in Minnesota, but the state lottery has been experimenting with an online "subscription service" to make up for a decline in traditional ticket sales. Now some critics are wondering whether the state is overstepping its authority.
Bemidji working to learn more about its namesake
What started as an effort to replace a wooden statue of Chief Bemidji has expanded into a full-blown research project. Students at Leech Lake Tribal College and staff at the Beltrami County History Center are working to answer questions including where the chief was born.
Wisconsin bill would let students bypass math, English to get vocational degrees
Business groups are backing a bill that would let students skip traditional school requirements in favor of vocational training. Supporters say it would help prepare students for jobs that are in demand. School administrators say students today need more traditional math and science education, not less.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers save thousands of dollars by creating custom, online textbook
The district was due to replace its high school math textbooks this year when some teachers stepped forward with a better idea. They proposed developing their own online textbook.
Firing of state agency director raises questions
The Pioneer Press says Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers told the director of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources she was being let go so the commission could go in a different direction. DFLers are shocked and say the commission itself had no complaints and should have sole authority to make firing decisions. The commission helps direct lottery proceeds to environmental and natural resources projects.
Some Minnesota firearms safety instructors question online training
They tell the Star Tribune the course, made available to kids as young as 11, sacrifices safety for convenience and is a poor substitute for the traditional classroom instruction.
Charter school advocates to mark 20th anniversary in Minneapolis
Nearly 4,000 charter school officials are expected to gather in Minneapolis this week to discuss the progress of the national movement -- which began 20 years ago when the nation's first charter school opened in St. Paul. Enrollment at charter schools in Minnesota has surged in the last decade, but the effectiveness is still being debated. MPR reports a new University of Minnesota study found students at Twin Cities area charter schools scored lower on math and reading tests than counterparts at traditional schools.
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