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St. Paul, Minnesota
Education Reporter — Minnesota Public Radio
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Reporter at @MPRNews. Jounalist and occasional creator of video. SD native. Married to @JenPost1. Father of two great education sources, Maddie and Janey.

Budget impasse puts school districts' plans on hold

mprnews.org — Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of an education funding bill that does not provide money for universal pre-kindergarten did more than just send a strong message to state lawmakers. Across Minnesota, school district officials also are grappling with the potential ramifications of the governor's decision.

Capitol budget plans will force classroom cuts, school leaders warn

mprnews.org — Minnesota school administrators say they'll cut teachers and programs over the next two years if lawmakers don't set aside more money for education funding. The Senate's plan would increase per pupil funding by 1 percent in each of the next two years. The House would increase funding less than 1 percent.

Five school districts OK'd for another year of four-day weeks

mprnews.org — The state will let five rural Minnesota districts keep their four-day school weeks next school year. Blackduck, Lake Superior, MACCRAY, Ogilvie and Pelican Rapids all received permission to keep their shortened weeks for at least one more year. The extensions come as lawmakers discuss whether to give school boards the power to set the length of their weeks.

North Minneapolis named federal Promise Zone

mprnews.org — The designation could help the city win more federal money for educational opportunities, housing, jump training and crime prevention.

Computer glitches again frustrate state student testing

mprnews.org — Some schools Wednesday reported a second day of delays because of computer problems tied to the state's test vendor.

Computer glitch interrupts statewide testing for some schools

mprnews.org — A server malfunction at testing company Pearson prevented students and test administrators from logging into the system. The system should be working by Wednesday.

St. Paul schools chief says she's staying

mprnews.org — A day after being named one of four finalists to run a major Florida school district, St. Paul schools superintendent Valeria Silva said Thursday she's withdrawn as a candidate.

St. Paul schools chief now a finalist for Florida job

mprnews.org — St. Paul Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva on Wednesday was named one of 13 finalists for the superintendent's job in Palm Beach County Florida.

Minneapolis school district to lay off more than 100

mprnews.org — District officials expect to eliminate approximately 120 administrative positions. Six hundred people currently work at the district's headquarters in north Minneapolis.

Minnesota could drop the number of required tests for students

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May 21, 2015

RT @bbierschbach: As promised, #mDayton is hitting the road to push for his preschool education plan pic.twitter.com/xsf8CwL0Zn

May 21, 2015

RT @timpugmire: GOPers with teaching experience seek meeting with Dayton blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2… via @mprnews

May 20, 2015

The old "take the back streets to avoid construction" trick just doesn't work this year. pic.twitter.com/pnCNGxRFTm

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