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.
Ryan Poles picking Chicago creates battle of the rebuilds with Vikings
Both of the Vikings' GM finalists land in the same division looking to return to relevancy.
Report: 'This Is Us' star creating NBC series about MN girls' hockey team
No word on when the show will launch.
Twins congratulate David Ortiz on HOF induction, it ends badly
Twins fans haven't forgotten the biggest mistake in franchise history.
Who left the burnt snowmobile on a frozen Minnesota lake?
There wasn't much left beyond the frame and a few other large, metal parts.
Charges: Drunk council member fled police on wrong side of Hwy. 100
The complaint alleges he caused a wrong-way crash, then drove around an officer that tried to stop him.
What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?
Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30
String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended
The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.
Duhamel replaces Estevez on 'Mighty Ducks' show on Disney+
The reboot premiered in March 2021.
Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN
As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.
'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake
A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.
Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul
It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.
Reports: Poles to the Bears, Vikings 'may move quick' on Adofo-Mensah
That's according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
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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