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Minnesota Department of Education

February 1, 2019
Minnesota Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker speaks to a room full of the area’s education leaders on Friday at Leech Lake Tribal College. Ricker is seated with Higher Education Commissioner Dennis Olson. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Listening session on learning: New state education officials visit with area school leaders
February 1, 2019 - 6:14pm
January 30, 2019
MDE seeks sponsors for Summer Food Service Program
January 30, 2019 - 3:46pm
December 20, 2018
Rochelle Johnson
CL-B's Johnson was a finalist for top K-12 job
December 20, 2018 - 10:42pm
The new Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Education, Mary Cathryn Ricker, speaks during a news conference at Farnsworth Aerospace Magnet School in St. Paul on Thursday Dec. 20, 2018. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Walz names heads of Depts. of Education, Higher Education and Corrections
December 20, 2018 - 9:39pm
December 18, 2018
Bemidji Area Schools finalizes $11 million local tax bill
December 18, 2018 - 3:42pm
December 5, 2018
Area schools may see new funds: Bemidji-area districts newly eligible for ‘achievement and integration’ funding
December 5, 2018 - 12:22pm
November 25, 2018
From left: Celia Defoe, Braxton Zamora, Sophia Charwood and Marcell Lussier pass around a tobacco tie in class on Tuesday morning at Red Lake Elementary School. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
All Ojibwemowin all the time: Red Lake educators envision a K-12 language immersion track
November 25, 2018 - 7:14am
June 8, 2018
A bog that floated in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center during the winter has forced the cancellation of the American Legion’s summer sessions for campers on the Legionville button
Bog puts kibosh on summer camp: Legionville cancels over safety concerns
June 8, 2018 - 9:11am
May 1, 2018
Tim Godfrey
Embattled Richland 44 superintendent sought to start charter school in Moorhead
May 1, 2018 - 9:45pm
February 27, 2018
Bemidji High School graduation rate hits 15-year high
February 27, 2018 - 6:14pm
February 3, 2018
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Disproportionate discipline: Minority students in Bemidji and Minnesota suspended and expelled more than white students
February 3, 2018 - 3:37pm
December 22, 2017
Kelliher fifth-grader Jordan Waldo, center, dances to the song "Footloose" on Wednesday. The school has begun implementing physical activity in the classroom to improve learning. The school was one of 14 schools in the state to take part in a three-year study to see how physical activity helps in learning. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)
Moving and learning: Kelliher School keeps students moving to increase learning
December 22, 2017 - 5:42pm
August 3, 2017
District addresses transgender student issues case-by-case: State recently OKs toolkit for schools
August 3, 2017 - 5:58pm
May 21, 2017
GOP lawmakers object to ‘toolkit’ for transgender students: Legislators say resources could be better spent elsewhere
May 21, 2017 - 6:00am
March 23, 2017
Report: Schools spend millions on state tests with ‘limited’ usefulness
March 23, 2017 - 7:03pm