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Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:30 AM

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Schools see a tech revolution, but will students see results?

St. Paul schools Superintendent Valeria Silva has glimpsed the "future of education": a reimagined school district where students can learn 24/7 and set their own pace in the classroom.

8/13/2012

Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_21279163/st-paul-schools-tech-revolution-would-be-expensive.html

 

St. Paul mayor's eventful Night Out: His squad car nabs a bad driver

On a night that focused on safe streets, St. Paul's mayor had a front-row seat to some crime suppression.

8/13/2012

Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_21285397/st-paul-mayors-eventful-night-out-his-squad.html


 
Other Districts

 

State may investigate Harvest Prep in Mpls.

State officials are considering whether to investigate the finances of a Minneapolis charter school.

8/13/2012

Minnesota Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/11/education/harvest-academy/

 

Girls try out male-dominated careers: 'I didn't think I'd ever get to do that.'

Bethany Patterson never thought she'd be shooting baskets with a backhoe.

8/13/2012

Pioneer Press

 

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_21298249/girls-try-out-male-dominated-careers-i-didnt.html

 

Literacy data to get Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan teachers 'on the same page'

Emily McGinn will get to know more about her students' skills this year than she ever has before.

8/13/2012

Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_21298230/literacy-data-get-rosemount-apple-valley-eagan-teachers.html

Miscellaneous    
  

Government opens competition for new school grants

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the Top competition to school districts on Sunday, inviting the poorest districts across the country to vie for almost $400 million in grants.

8/13/2012

Minnesota Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/11/education/federal-grants/

 

After-school specials: Innovative programs engage teens before they go home

On a warm summer afternoon on West Broadway Avenue, a group of teenagers is huddled in a meeting room, planning an upcoming new-client presentation for Cookie Cart, which sells about $350,000 worth of fresh baked goods every year to area businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations.

8/13/2012

MinnPost.com

http://www.minnpost.com/line/2012/08/after-school-specials-innovative-programs-engage-teens-they-go-home

 

Minnesota high court says schools must report spending

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Friday that school districts must register and report campaign spending related to ballot questions.

8/13/2012

Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_21283365/minnestota-high-court-says-schools-must-report-spending.html