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MPR News keeps track of the latest education news in Minnesota and nationwide so you can understand the events shaping the future of learning. Stay informed about local education events, policies and more happening in schools and other learning institutions across the country.

Retiring Superintendent reflects on Minnesota schools
Longtime White Bear Lake schools superintendent Ted Blaesing and Joe Nathan of the University of Minnesota Center for School Change reflect on the latest state test results and suggest improvements for Minnesota schools.
Study: Charter schools a mixed bag
A new state report on Minnesota's charter schools shows mixed results in the state's nation-leading education reform.
Parenting tips from child development expert
Upon her retirement, University of Minnesota child development expert Marti Erickson reflects on her four decades of academic and personal experience with children and parents.
Leonid Hurwicz, oldest Nobel winner, dies
Hurwicz, 90, shared the 2007 Nobel economics prize with two other Americans for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains from transactions. He was retired from the University of Minnesota.
Perham School District considering four-day week
In order to save money on energy costs, the Perham School District in western Minnesota is considering a four-day school week. This spring, the MCCRAY School District decided to eliminate Mondays from the school week to save money.
Teacher of the year resigns
Minnesota's Teacher of the Year for 2008 has resigned her title. Carleen Gulstad, who teaches in Hopkins, cited personal reasons for her decision.