Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

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.
Author:

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.

Next Up

giant bear

Video: 'THE fattest bear we have ever seen' spotted on MN trail camera

"This might be THE fattest bear we have ever seen in our area," researchers said.

u.s. attorney

Guilty plea from man who stockpiled guns, equipment to make bombs, drugs

Prosecutors say he had multiple guns, items to make weapons and pipe bombs, and lab equipment to make drugs.

polaris Ranger XP Kinetic

Here is Polaris' new electric Ranger off-road vehicle

The Minnesota-based company unveiled the electric UTV on Wednesday.

MNWOSO_Aurora

MN women's soccer team narrows name, logo options to final 3

The winning nickname and logo will be announced in January.

Kirill Kaprizov

2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win

With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.

Gopher Basketball / R.J. Stephens

Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0

Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.

ambulance

Man, 40, found dead stuck in air duct at his Otter Tail Co. home

The discovery was made by family members Monday morning.

Biden Minnesota visit stream screengrab - 11.30.31

What Biden said during his visit to Minnesota Tuesday

The president spoke at Dakota County Technical College.

Grand Marais

Cook County registers its first COVID-19 death of the pandemic

The sparsely populated, highly-vaccinated county has continuously had one of the lowest rates of COVID in the state.

Waits family screengrab CNN

Support for MN family after anti-maskers target child of school board chair

An online group opposing Kelsey Waits outed the child as transgender.

Related

Dept. of Education: Students slighty better at reading, mixed results in math

The Department of Education released its latest test scores today. Math scores declined overall -- but that’s likely because young students are facing a harder test.

Franken bill would let users sue cell phone carriers

Current cell phone contracts often prohibit users from filing lawsuits. That means anyone with a complaint can only settle it through arbitration. Democratic Sens. Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal say that doesn't always give cell phone users enough protection.

Schools hope new program will get students to eat more fruit, vegetables

Twenty-one schools are teaming with Health Partners in a new version of a time-honored tradition: urging kids to eat vegetables and fruit. They'll help students track how much they're eating and offer incentives to do better.

Minnesota high school to offer students college degrees

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was at Irondale High School for a town hall meeting Friday afternoon with Sen. Amy Kolbuchar and Gov. Mark Dayton. This fall, the New Brighton school will be the first-in-the-state to offer freshmen and sophomores advance courses that can earn them a two-year college degree.

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.

Cravaack bill would allow soldiers to get through airport screening faster

The proposal would require the TSA to develop a new screening process for soldiers and their families. The bill passed its first committee today and now heads to the House floor for consideration.

Many Minn. students fail math grad exam – but still graduate

Thousands of freshly minted Minnesota high school graduates wouldn't have gotten a diploma this year without a waiver from the state because they repeatedly failed Minnesota's math requirement. In some districts, as many as one-third of seniors wouldn't have graduated because they didn't pass the mathematics graduation test.

Minnesota students still above average, but others are gaining

The latest numbers show Minnesota students gaining in math and holding steady in reading. But Minnesota education officials say other states are making bigger strides. “We are still ahead of the curve, but that won’t be the case for long if other states continue to gain ground while we simply hold steady," says education commissioner Brenda Cassellius.