Minnesota Department of Education

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Name: Minnesota Department of Education
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 3 reports

State identifies 155 struggling schools

The Minnesota Department of Education has identified dozens of schools that accept federal poverty aid and aren't doing enough to close the achievement gap between white and minority students or…Click to Continue » ... [Published Fort Mills Times - 17 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

New ratings add to picture of the state of Minnesota schools

Listen Story audio 5min 41sec Brenda Cassellius   2011The Minnesota Department of Education is set to release new ratings for state schools today.The ratings — called Multiple Measurement Ratings or MMRs — look at how much improvement schools have ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Education Department releases school ratings

Ten Minneapolis schools are among the state’s lowest performers in terms of closing the achievement gap, according to a Minnesota Department of Education report released Oct. 1.Those schools earned the “Priority” label under the department’s Multiple ... [Published Southwest Journal - 10 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

New ratings show need for targeted services for high-poverty schools

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:Chris Williams651-292-4816 (work)651-247-5539 (cell)Doug Dooher651-292-4820 (work)651-245-6141 (cell)ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 1, 2014 - Education Minnesota President Denise Specht said Wednesday the new MMR ratings from the ... [Published Education Minnesota - 13 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

New ratings show 3 St. Cloud schools needs attention

Talahi Community School in southeast St. Cloud has slipped to a "priority school" in the latest Multiple Measurement Ratings, released by the Minnesota Department of Education on Wednesday.The test-based ratings put Talahi among the lowest 5 percent schools ... [Published St. Cloud Times - 19 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

St. Paul, city schools fall short on state proficiency rankings

The Minnesota Department of Education released its latest list of high-performing and struggling schools Wednesday and the news isn't great for urban school districts.Together St. Paul and Minneapolis school districts have more than 60 schools on the ... [Published TwinCities.com - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Double testing costs Minnesotans millions

Joe NathanCenter for School ChangeDouble testing of our high school students is costing Minnesotans millions of dollars. That’s money that could be better spent.What about spending some of those millions on, for example, high-quality early childhood programs? ... [Published Caledonia Argus - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

School board approves 32 percent preliminary levy hike

Property owners in the Perham-Dent School District could see a nearly 32 percent increase on their property taxes in 2015.School board members certified the maximum preliminary levy amount at a meeting last week.The final levy will be set after a Truth ... [Published Perham Focus - Sep 26 2014]
Entities: Property, Revenue, Taxes
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

What school district had the most snow days?

Ask SCTimes (Photo: Times graphic)Question: What Minnesota school district had the most days on which school was canceled because of weather?This question comes from Gladys Kustritz through email. Thanks for the question.We are coming up on that time ... [Published St. Cloud Times - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

District 834 fund balance policy change; District must now maintain 5 percent of annual expenditures as reserves

Before the Stillwater Area School Board begins work for the 2014-2015 revised annual budget, it voted to give stricter guidelines to district staff for rebuilding the nearly exhausted unassigned general fund balance.During the Aug. 28 meeting, the board ... [Published Stillwater Gazette - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Correction to Aug. 14 article

An Aug. 14 article about Robbinsdale School District’s operating levy referendum incorrectly stated that the district’s operating levy is authorized to increase by the rate of currency inflation.The authorization is based on the Consumer Price Index, ... [Published Golden Valley Sun-Post - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 3 reports

Forest Lake students outperform in science

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are statewide tests that measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act.Last week the Minnesota Department of Education released ... [Published Forest Lake Times - Sep 04 2014]

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"Clearly, the results don't reflect where we want to be as a school district" said Marsha Baisch, who is in her first year as assistant superintendent in St. Cloud
"Our schools can close achievement gaps, but it's not easy and it doesn't happen overnight," Cassellius said. "It takes everyone working toward a focused and common goal: making sure every single student succeeds. This is a tribute to the tremendous work of teachers, schools leaders and community members who have come together to support their students."
In addition to the stigma, students who have emotional or intellectual disabilities "have the greatest chance of being removed from mainstream classes" said Daniel J Losen, the director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies, an initiative at the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, based...
"It happened during the first week of school, that's a sort of stressful and chaotic time for any school," Johnson said. "At first, I was sort of worried, but when I started to think about the great things about our school, we'd be a great pick up for any authorizer."

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New ratings add to picture of the state of Minn... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 10 hours ago]
Education Department releases school ratings [Published Southwest Journal - 10 hours ago]
New ratings show need for targeted services for... [Published Education Minnesota - 13 hours ago]
MNsure premium increase for 2015: 4.5% [Published MinnPost - 16 hours ago]
State identifies 155 struggling schools [Published Fort Mills Times - 17 hours ago]
State identifies 155 struggling schools [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 17 hours ago]
New ratings show 3 St. Cloud schools needs atte... [Published St. Cloud Times - 19 hours ago]
The Minnesota Department of Education releases ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - 20 hours ago]
St. Paul, city schools fall short on state prof... [Published TwinCities.com - 20 hours ago]
Steps Weighed on Method for Flagging Bias in Sp... [Published Education Week - 22 hours ago]
Double testing costs Minnesotans millions [Published Caledonia Argus - Sep 30 2014]
School board approves 32 percent preliminary le... [Published Perham Focus - Sep 26 2014]
St. Paul charter schools scramble after Concord... [Published TwinCities.com - Sep 25 2014]
WAPS levy uncertain [Published Winona Post Online - Sep 25 2014]
Joe Nathan Column: Double testing costs Minneso... [Published Hometown Source - Sep 25 2014]
Braham MCA scores above state average [Published Isanti County News - Sep 24 2014]
Federal Education Officials to visit Minnesota ... [Published ED.gov - Sep 23 2014]
Column: Big changes coming for Minnesota high s... [Published Coon Rapids Herald - Sep 22 2014]
Rushford-Peterson seeks $38M building [Published Winona Post Online - Sep 22 2014]
Early Learning Center opens in Inver Grove Heights [Published LillieNews.com - Sep 19 2014]
Dayton visits top-performing school [Published Worthington Daily Globe - Sep 19 2014]
School board approves $8.5M bond sale [Published Wahpeton News - Sep 18 2014]
School levy will likely stay flat [Published Forest Lake Times - Sep 17 2014]
School District 13 to host public forum [Published Sun Focus - Sep 17 2014]
Dedication of Schools [Published Thief River Falls Times - Sep 17 2014]
Understanding Iowa’s No Child Left Behind repor... [Published KIMT.COM - Sep 17 2014]
What school district had the most snow days? [Published St. Cloud Times - Sep 16 2014]
Big changes coming for Minnesota high school st... [Published Caledonia Argus - Sep 16 2014]
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act taking out more t... [Published Elk River Star News - Sep 15 2014]
District 834 fund balance policy change; Distri... [Published Stillwater Gazette - Sep 15 2014]
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