Education officials will revise Minnesota's application for a waiver from the federal law in light of conditions laid out by President Obama. The state wants to be freed from the testing requirements and mandatory sanctions in No Child Left Behind.
Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19/reserve list
The Vikings cornerback said he was vaccinated in August.
'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice
Conditions are still unpredictable, and can vary even across a single body of water.
Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant
Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.
School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty
Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.
5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities
There's something for everyone on this list of overlooked spots.
As pandemic continues, so do efforts to improve child mental health access
Children's Minnesota has announced it will open its first inpatient mental health facility for under 18s.
Report: Dalvin Cook suffered torn labrum, dislocated shoulder
Cook is now dealing with a dislocated shoulder and a torn labrum on both sides of his body, according to a report.
Charges: Clinic locked down after man tried to enter, threatened passersby
Staff at the clinic suspected he was intoxicated, according to the complaint.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, November 29
The state's latest report includes data from the Thanksgiving break.
Long COVID: Review of Mayo patients may provide new clues
The researchers summarized three "major novel findings" from the data.
Biden's visit to MN will include stop at Dakota County Technical College
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed earlier this month.
Kline: Obama overreaching his power with 'No Child Left Behind' waivers
Kline says states should be allowed to opt out of the controversial law, which sets unachievable goals for some schools. But he says the president is overreaching his power by granting waivers from the program.
AP: Minnesota gets 'No Child' waiver
The AP quotes an anonymous official who says ten states, including Minnesota, will get waivers from the federal "No Child Left Behind" law. The law requires all students to show proficiency in math and reading by 2014, but some educators say that goal is unrealistic, and that the law is too strict and leads schools to "teach to the test."
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 seeks relief from 'No Child Left Behind' law
The waiver asks that the state be relieved of some of the law's provisions -- including the requirement that all students be proficient in English and math by 2014.
Minn. ed commissioner to join Obama for 'No Child Left Behind' announcement
Officials say the president plans to formally announce that states seeking to drop parts of the law can apply for waivers. Cassellius submitted Minnesota's waiver request last month.
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."
Police: Woman left child in cold car with window down
The police report says when an officer told the woman she could not leave her child behind in a car, she apparently replied "even in Minnesota?" The Woodbury Bulletin says authorities reported it to child protective services.
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