Reading and writing are fundamental skills 3rd graders at Harriet Bishop Elementary develop every day. Of course, learning word patterns and prefixes comes easier for some than others.
Updated: Dec 04, 10:55 PM
It was a packed house ran mostly by the crowd and since a majority were students, a lot of questions centered around the costs and challenges of higher education.
Updated: Dec 04, 10:55 PM
26 Austin High School freshmen could be 26 of tomorrow’s leaders.
Updated: Dec 04, 10:49 PM
Action 100 is a literacy program that is now implemented - to some degree - in all of Rochester’s Elementary schools. Reading is a fundamental skill that takes time to learn, and for Ella and Gabi Burchill, that skill is practiced every night.
Updated: Nov 23, 11:46 PM
The commercial has become increasingly popular on parenting blogs, with moms and dads everywhere applauding its message.
Updated: Nov 22, 07:33 PM
The 25th amendment to the US Constitution was adopted on February 23rd, 1967. But you can trace its origins to that fateful day in Dallas.
Updated: Nov 22, 07:32 PM
Crossroads College has lost about 30 students in the past year, which may not seem like much, but for this small Christian college that had 135 people, it is.
Updated: Nov 22, 05:49 PM
The recommendations focus on strengthening collaborations between schools and improving access for students.
Updated: Nov 20, 10:57 PM
Those with Education Minnesota say it's discussions like this one that help them do their job.
Updated: Nov 18, 11:11 PM
“They buzz in and we get a look at who they are, we then talk to them about why they are here, and then we buzz them through the first set of doors," said security monitor Guy Howell.
Updated: Nov 11, 05:37 PM
The Pine Island school district is looking for ways to ease overcrowding, but the community has voted against building a new high school three times in the last decade. The school board is backing a proposal for a new elementary school instead.
Updated: Nov 08, 06:35 PM
The goal is to train students on equipment that will let them make an easier transition from school to the workplace.
Updated: Nov 07, 06:33 PM
It's a sign of the changing times: students in the Austin school district now speak more than 50 different "home languages".
Updated: Nov 21, 04:53 PM
One thing is for sure after this Election Day area communities came out to support their schools. Seven area schools voted yes to pass their school referendums.
Updated: Nov 06, 06:50 PM
Maybe he's been at your door for the "We Want You Back" campaign, or maybe you've seen him helping out the custodians for a day, those we spoke with say Rochester Superintendent Michael Munoz is everywhere.
Updated: Nov 05, 11:00 PM
2014 will bring the first major changes to the GED program in more than a decade. It means the end of pencil-and-paper.
Updated: Nov 04, 06:22 PM
The requests come after the state legislature boosted school funding by $485 million last session.
Updated: Nov 04, 09:08 AM
Education department officials have documented problems they've had with the company, ranging from issue with test questions and scoring to inability to meet deadlines.
Updated: Oct 31, 10:20 AM
Already Minnesota said it has a shortage of teachers in at least 20 different categories, with many districts reporting an extreme shortage of math and science teachers who school officials said are harder to attract.
Updated: Oct 30, 10:59 PM
The Austin Public School District has chosen Terry Carlson as its 2013 "Teacher of the Year."
Updated: Oct 30, 07:15 PM
Zoe Lester will be one of 300 people from Minnesota's first-ever We Day event, building schools in Ecuador.
Updated: Oct 30, 06:45 PM
With the growth that industry is about to see it's important to find talent to fill those roles.
Updated: Oct 29, 06:34 PM
"We're going to pack backpacks for kids that don't necessarily have enough food to nourish them over the weekend," Lauryn Bell told us.
Updated: Oct 24, 07:55 PM
You can just see each imagination soar as they create their own computer games. That's been what drives these kids, getting to show off and even play with their virtual masterpieces.
Updated: Oct 22, 11:05 PM
The new Apple Lane Early Childhood Education Center at Riverland Community College in Austin is a $3 million project funded largely by the Hormel Foundation.
Updated: Oct 22, 07:44 PM
It's a common way for school districts to generate operating revenue. And two weeks from now, voters in the Austin school district will have their say.
Updated: Oct 22, 06:31 PM
Two years ago, Sumner elementary school became the Austin school district's first year-round school, operating on a schedule of 45 days on and 15 days off.
Updated: Oct 21, 05:56 PM
The finalists were Aaron Maurer, of Bettendorf Middle School; Kari Murray, of Carlisle High School, Jon Parrott, of Urbandale Middle School; Kristi Wickre, of Smouse Opportunity School in Des Moines; and Elaine Wolf, of Central Campus in Des Moines.
Updated: Oct 18, 03:10 PM
Steven Schulz Will Lead North Iowa Area Community College Starting December 1
Updated: Oct 18, 08:09 AM
Now, more and more colleges are taking steps to reach out to the Hispanic population to help even-out those numbers.
Updated: Oct 16, 06:17 PM
The Kasson-Mantorville school district is hoping to collect 10,000 pounds of food during the drive.
Updated: Oct 15, 06:38 PM
An audit finds the Iowa Department of Education doesn't use a competitive process for awarding nearly $67 million to schools or head-start programs for at-risk children and does little monitoring of those efforts.
Updated: Oct 11, 11:08 AM
Iowa comes in last in the Midwest with less than half its students returning for their second year, with an average retention rate of 49.9 percent.
Updated: Oct 10, 11:03 PM
It's an inspirational story of a school district not willing to give up on its students. Former dropout Kou Yang is set to graduate thanks to RPS's "We Want You Back" campaign.
Updated: Oct 10, 05:18 PM
In an effort to get kids up and moving, more than 20 local elementary schools encouraged kids not to ride the bus this morning...
Updated: Oct 09, 06:30 PM
Iowa's retention rate of 49.9 percent also is lower than the national average. Federal data from 2010 shows Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin have higher rates.
Updated: Oct 09, 11:51 AM
It's an event that students performed service projects to be a part of. You can't buy tickets, because We Day is invite only.
Updated: Oct 08, 07:35 PM
Most recently he was one of thirty to win a place at the Broadcom MASTERS national STEM competition. Even the president wanted to meet this bright and eager science whiz.
Updated: Oct 07, 06:19 PM
Next week, for the first time, "We Day" is coming to Minnesota. It's designed to change the way we think.
Updated: Oct 03, 06:25 PM
The two schools have been listed among the top 15 percent of schools in the state that receive Title One funds, which target schools with a set percentage of students from low income families.
Updated: Oct 02, 05:41 PM
There are 1,400 students at Austin high school, and like in any community of 1,400 people, sometimes criminal activity is going to happen.
Updated: Sep 25, 06:34 PM