Minnesota

Students participate in class outside at the Woodland Pond School, a private school  located near Bangor, Maine. Maine experienced one of the nation's largest drops in student enrollment this school year, according to an EdWeek analysis.
Students participate in class outside at the Woodland Pond School, a private school located near Bangor, Maine. Maine experienced one of the nation's largest drops in student enrollment this school year, according to an EdWeek analysis.
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School & District Management More Than 1 Million Students Didn't Enroll During the Pandemic. Will They Come Back?
Education Week analyzed state data to gather a more comprehensive understanding of this year's enrollment loss.
Eesha Pendharkar, June 17, 2021
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An arrangement of Oxycodone pills in New York, pictured on Aug. 29, 2018. A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths. Chelsea Shover of Stanford University School of Medicine and colleagues reported the findings Monday, June 10, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The painkiller Oxycodone is among the opioids implicated in a health crisis that has school districts joining with states and municipalities in seeking damages from drug manufacturers.
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Law & Courts The Opioid Crisis Hit Schools Hard. Now They Want Drug Companies to Pay Up
School districts have collectively spent at least $127 billion on services for students affected by opioid addiction, recent court filings say.
Mark Lieberman, June 15, 2021
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States From Our Research Center State Grades on School Finance: 2021 Map and Rankings
Examine the grades and scores that states and the nation earned on school finance, along with how they scored on a host of indicators.
EdWeek Research Center, June 1, 2021
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Education Funding From Our Research Center Nation Earns a 'C' on School Finance, Reflecting Inconsistency in K-12 Funding and Equity
The Edweek Research Center's latest analysis finds a gulf in many states between per-pupil spending and how that K-12 money goes out.
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School & District Management Principals and Stress: Strategies for Coping in Difficult Times
Running schools in the pandemic has strained leaders in unprecedented ways. Principals share their ideas for how to manage the stress.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 11, 2021
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Teaching Profession New Teaching Jobs May Emerge With Continued Demand for Virtual Learning
As school districts plan for online learning to continue beyond the pandemic, they'll need teachers to staff those virtual classrooms.
Elizabeth Heubeck, April 30, 2021
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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George Floyd's name is written on a sidewalk near the intersection of Florence and Normandie Avenues in Los Angeles on April 20, 2021, after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd.
George Floyd's name is written on a sidewalk near the intersection of Florence and Normandie Avenues in Los Angeles this week after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd.
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Equity & Diversity Discussing the Derek Chauvin Trial in Class: How Teachers Are Doing It and Why
Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. Black teachers say not addressing racism does a disservice to students and themselves.
Eesha Pendharkar, April 20, 2021
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Kekai Andrade, of Grand Rapids, takes part in a Justice for Daunte Wright rally in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., on April 16, 2021.
Kekai Andrade, of Grand Rapids, takes part in a Justice for Daunte Wright rally in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., on April 16, 2021.
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Equity & Diversity Minn. Students Walk Out of Class to Protest Racial Injustice
Students from dozens of schools walked out of class in a coordinated protest against racial injustice and the killing of Daunte Wright.
Erin Golden, Star Tribune, April 19, 2021
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States From Our Research Center State and National Highlights Reports (Quality Counts 2021)
The Quality Counts 2021 State Highlights Reports capture the key data you need to assess your state’s performance.
January 19, 2021
Marny Xiong, center, was the daughter of Hmong refugees and an activist in the large Hmong community in St. Paul, Minn.
Marny Xiong, center, was the daughter of Hmong refugees and an activist in the large Hmong community in St. Paul, Minn.
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School & District Management Marny Xiong, School Board Chair and Social Justice Champion, Dies at 31 of COVID-19
The daughter of Hmong refugees was an outspoken advocate for minority communities. She was elected to the St. Paul, Minn., school board in 2017.
Daarel Burnette II, June 11, 2020
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Mareme, 11, came to a youth protest in Baltimore earlier this month in remembrance of George Floyd. I came, she said, “because the police killed a black man.”
Mareme, 11, came to a youth protest in Baltimore earlier this month in remembrance of George Floyd. I came, she said, “because the police killed a black man.”
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School Climate & Safety Do Cops Belong in Schools? Minneapolis Tragedy Prompts a Hard Look at School Police
In the aftermath of last month’s killing of an unarmed Minneapolis man in police custody, school systems are re-examining their own contracts with local police agencies.
Evie Blad & Stephen Sawchuk, June 5, 2020
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Eric Moore, the chief of accountability, research, and equity for Minneapolis schools, says training school security officers to have an “equity lens” will be key to the district’s next strategy.
Eric Moore, the chief of accountability, research, and equity for Minneapolis schools, says training school security officers to have an “equity lens” will be key to the district’s next strategy.
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School Climate & Safety What's Next for School Policing in Minneapolis
The district’s chief of accountability, research, and equity talks about racism, racial equity, and the district’s search for a new student-safety strategy.
Christina A. Samuels, June 4, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Minnesota
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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