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Testing Company May Pay $7 Million

ST. PAUL, Minn.- The testing company that wrongly scored thousands of exams required for high school graduation agreed to pay up to $7 million to students as part of a settlement, attorneys announced Monday.

Students who didn't get to attend their graduation ceremonies will be eligible for up to $16,000. Those who went through the... [MORE]

— Brian Bakst
Associated Press
Testing Company May Pay $7 Million
Nov. 25, 2002


Proposed Academy Would Serve ADHD Kids [MN]
<p><em><font color="#a00000">Kay's Comment: However sad, it is also true, that the needs of some, perhaps many, students with special needs are not and cannot be met in the mainstream of public schools. There are many who will disagree, but I have been there, and know this to be true: The few who need ... [MORE]


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    Minnesota Colleges Ordered to Turn Over Syllabi for Teaching Programs
    <br><span class="red"><b>Ohanian Comment:</b> This happened years ago in California--when state officials connected with Reading First insisted on examining the syllabi of university professors who taught reading methods. And colleges caved. <br> <br>Where is the American Association of University P... [MORE]

    — Kelsey Sheehy
    US News & World Report

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      Minnesota Trims Proposed Standards

      Remember All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten? Fulghum packed the universe into16 important skills: (see)

      Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Monday unveiled a new, trimmed-down version of Minnesota's proposed academic standards, a package he and state education officials hope will replace the ... [MORE]

      — John Welbes
      staff writer
      Pioneer Press
      New school standards are trimmed
      April 15, 2003

        NCLB News  

      Minnesota Schools Labeled by the Feds
      Starting today, more than 400 Minnesota elementary schools will hear for the first time that they will likely be tagged as needing improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to a computer analysis by the state education department.

      While educators have for months predicted that many schools will make the list, stat... [MORE]

      — James Walsh
      staff writer
      Star Tribune
      426 Minnesota schools on need improvement 'list'
      May 23, 2003

        NCLB In Your Face  

      Senate Committee Prepares to Dump NCLB in Minnesota
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      Success Is Made in Different Ways

      Shannon Prosser chops tomatoes and waits tables at Ingredients, a small restaurant in Arden Hills. Crystal Harris washes dishes there.

      But the pair are more than workmates. They are success stories in the Career & Life Transition Program, a joint initiative of Mounds View and Roseville Area public school districts that focuses on h... [MORE]

      — Cynthia Boyd
      Pioneer Press
      Teaching Transitions

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