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Oct 10th


Metropolitan State largest fall commencement set for Dec. 18

Metropolitan State University celebrates its 91st commencement exercises Tuesday, Dec. 18, with its largest group ever. The student speaker is Laura Hern, Willmar, Minn., outstanding student in the College of Individualized Studies, who completed all her university classes online.

Minnesotans want responsible budget that provides for broad prosperity

TakeAction Minnesota released the following statement on the heels of the state budget forecast released on December 5:

Minneapolis Indian Education Association names Danielle Grant as Outstanding American Indian Administrator

Danielle Grant, director of the Indian Education Department at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), on October 16 was recognized as one of three Outstanding American Indian Administrators by the Minnesota Indian Education Association (MIEA) at the organization’s annual conference. 

Twin Cities area most regressive in educating children of color

In an area that is generally considered one of the more progressive in the nation, when it comes to educating children of color, the Twin Cites is among the most regressive.

Speaking up for and demanding full-day kindergarten

About four million American children celebrated a very big milestone this fall—their first day of kindergarten. Far too many were already a step or more behind their peers. If we want all of our children to be school-ready so that they can become college, career, and workforce-ready, it's long past time to offer universal quality prekindergarten followed by universal full-day kindergarten in the United States.

Study shows positive momentum for Improvement Grant schools

Study shows positive momentum for Improvement Grant schoolsThe U.S. Department of Education last week released an early snapshot of student performance data at schools that have received federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) program funds, a key component of the Department's blueprint for helping states and districts turn around the nation's lowest-performing schools.

States report new high school graduation rates using more accurate, common measure

States report new high school graduation rates using more accurate, common measureThe U.S. Department of Education released data detailing state four-year high school graduation rates in 2010-11 – the first year for which all states used a common, rigorous measure. The varying methods formerly used by states to report graduation rates made comparisons between states unreliable, while the new, common metric can be used by states, districts and schools to promote greater accountability and to develop strategies that will reduce dropout rates and increase graduation rates in schools nationwide.
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