minnesota
Public Education
Rochester Public Schools abolishes pandemic-era ‘equitable’ grading

(The Center Square) – A Minnesota school district is finally giving its students back the freedom to fail. Rochester Public Schools implemented a “no credit” grading policy in 2020, in… Read More

July 12, 2024
Public Education
‘Gender inclusion’ policy in Minneapolis schools allows boys in girls’ restrooms, locker rooms

(The Center Square) – Minneapolis Public Schools passed a new “Gender Inclusion” policy allowing boys who identify as girls to share restrooms, locker rooms, and overnight-trip hotel rooms… Read More

June 5, 2024
Public Education
Teachers union boots school counselor who questioned gender policies: Report

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A teachers’ union in Minnesota expelled an elementary school counselor who expressed concerns about her district’s trans-identified students’ policy, The Christian Post reported Saturday. The … Read More

May 20, 2024
Legislation
Minnesota House OKs school resource officer fix

(The Center Square) – The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill to clarify use of force allowed for school resource officers with a 124-8 vote. The original law banned… Read More

March 5, 2024
Public Education
Minnesota school district to allow Muslim families to opt out of LGBT reading lessons

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The St. Louis Park public school district in Minnesota will reportedly allow Muslim families to opt out of LGBT reading lessons for students. Two public… Read More

February 16, 2024
Homeschools
Minnesota school district harasses homeschool family with threats of police visitation

A Minnesota homeschool mom discovered a disturbing package from her local Minneapolis-area school district last fall when her family returned from a national fencing tournament. “Until this year, they never… Read More

February 12, 2024
Courts
Lawsuit: Minnesota Education Department ‘engaged in deceptive practices’

(The Center Square) – A lawsuit in the Ramsey County Second Judicial Court claims Minnesota Department of Education employees “deleted large amounts of data and intentionally engaged in deceptive practices.”… Read More

February 6, 2024
Public Education
Minnesota approves CRT-inspired ethnic studies standards for kindergarteners

A Minnesota judge has approved the state’s updated and critical race theory-infused ethnic studies curriculum – with one minor change. As part of a routine update to social studies curriculum,… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
Study: Minnesota schools fail students with ‘financial mismanagement,’ declining academics

Public schools in Minnesota aren’t underfunded, but they encourage wasteful spending while their students fail basic academic tests, a recent study concludes. The study began through a collaboration with former… Read More

January 10, 2024
Public Education
Minnesota school district considers closing three schools as enrollment and funding decline 

A Minnesota school district is proposing the closure of three schools as part of a 10-point proposal to reduce spending.   Rochester Public Schools released the proposed plan, “… Read More

December 1, 2023
Public Education
Minnesota school test scores plummet, chronic absenteeism skyrockets as bureaucrats throw money at problems

Chronic absenteeism in Minnesota’s public schools has skyrocketed from 15% to 70% in just four years. “We will not shy away from what the data are telling us. These results… Read More

October 3, 2023
Legislation
Minnesota cops say Dem law is forcing them out of schools

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Minnesota Democrats are trying, and in some cases failing, to convince police officers to return to public schools after a law they passed caused 40… Read More

September 25, 2023
Courts
Minnesota AG: SROs and school employees can use ‘reasonable force’ to prevent bodily harm

(The Center Square) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued a supplemented legal opinion regarding school discipline laws after dozens of police departments pulled school resource officers. Ellison said the… Read More

September 22, 2023
Legislation
Republicans, law enforcement call for Minnesota special session over school violence

(The Center Square) – Minnesota law enforcement groups and Republican lawmakers called on Gov. Tim Walz to start a legislative special session on school resource officers after a video of… Read More

September 14, 2023
Culture
University spent over $200K on ‘diversity’ course teaching physicians that healthcare is racist

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The University of Minnesota (UMN) paid over $200,000 to develop a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training program that teaches medical professionals that healthcare is… Read More

September 13, 2023
Public Education
Tests: Minnesota student grades down since 2019

(The Center Square) – The Minnesota Department of Education released the 2023 statewide assessment results showing some scores dropped 10 percentage points below pre-pandemic levels in 2019. The 2023 North… Read More

August 24, 2023
Culture
Company trains parents, teachers in LGBT affirmation; offers ‘back to school’ lessons in pronouns, transitions, gender support plans

An education company based in Minnesota is promoting LGBT affirmation trainings and resources to parents and teachers around the country. Gender Inclusive Schools was created by… Read More

August 17, 2023
Culture
Gender clinic’s services for kids include transgender hormone therapy and surgery referrals

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Employees at M Health Fairview were given paperwork to inform them of new transgender policies, including offering cross-sex hormones and surgery referrals to children and… Read More

August 11, 2023
Public Education
‘I was shocked’: Minnesota mother exposes ‘highly sexually graphic’ books in school district

Minnesota mother Natalie Sonnek knew parents were complaining about sexually explicit books, but never thought she’d find them in her own child’s school library. She was wrong. LaDawn Severin, another… Read More

June 29, 2023
Courts
Minnesota backs off anti-Christian provision for colleges, for now

Following backlash and a lawsuit, a new law that would bar Christian colleges and universities in Minnesota from using statements of faith for student of certain courses won’t be immediately… Read More

June 16, 2023