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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.

MN student testing faces big cuts after lawmakers slash budget

mprnews.org — Minnesota students will see big changes in the number of statewide exams they take next school year after the Legislature during the special session chopped Minnesota's testing budget in half. Lawmakers repealed several required high school tests and stopped paying for all juniors to take the ACT college entrance exam, something they had ordered in 2013.

More money for preschool scholarships will only go so far

mprnews.org — A state program that helps low income families send their children to high quality preschools got a big boost in last week's special legislative session when lawmakers doubled the funding for early education scholarships. But providing more money for the scholarships won't necessarily double the number of students who benefit.

Autism program changes worry some Minneapolis parents

mprnews.org — Minneapolis public schools this fall plan to spread autism teachers and special education aides throughout the district, rather than concentrating programs at certain schools. That has some parents concerned.

Protesters march against oil pipeline expansion

mprnews.org — The protest comes a day after state regulators approved a pipeline designed by Enbridge that would move 225,000 barrels of North Dakota crude oil across Minnesota per day.

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.
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Jul 02, 2015

RT @mukhtaryare: 2 Minnesota teachers win president's excellence award mprnews.org/story/2015/07/… via @mprnews

Jul 02, 2015

This audio editing software is starting its three day weekend a bit early. pic.twitter.com/uS3qHrbGI1

Jul 02, 2015

RT @ekaiser: Got back from China last night. Holy wow jetlag is like getting hit by a bus. WORTH IT.

Jul 02, 2015

Last night's dream: At a @modestmouseband concert, show cancelled, cops arrive to stop trouble, couldn't get Periscope to work on phone.

Jul 01, 2015

RT @ErinStrib: Jordan's sup't asks to plant prairie grass by middle school; City Council nixes idea, objecting to controlled burns strib.mn/1BZsHDs

Jul 01, 2015

These are 100-yr old photos of child laborers are amazing and disturbing. twitter.com/TheAtlanticFOT…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @MPRnews: Minnesota alleges firm's student loan 'forgiveness' claims a rip-off. ow.ly/P399X

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