“A new national study of charter schools finds some improvement in school performance, but shows students at charters still aren’t doing as well as students in traditional public schools,” reports Tim Post of MPR News. Critics of the charter movement in Minnesota say it is further proof that charters are not living up to their Read more →
“An increase in Minnesota’s cigarette tax is giving a boost to electronic cigarettes as an alternative to traditional smoking,” according to MPR News Reporter Mark Zdechlik. The number of Twin Cities shops selling the “e-cigs,” as they are called, has been rising, and shop owners credit the $1.60-a-pack tax increase that goes into effect July Read more →
“Stadium builders have unveiled their vision for Minnesota’s new NFL stadium: it’s part fluoroplastic, part Viking sailing ship and an angular nod to other Minneapolis landmarks like the Walker Art Center and the Guthrie Theater,” writes Tim Nelson on Stadium Watch. “And the roof won’t be opening. That said, the south half of the roof will be Read more →
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has drafted a set of principles to rewrite the country’s immigration laws. The legislation would cover border security, guest workers and employer verification, and a path to citizenship for the 11 million people already in the country illegally. Today’s Question: What would you change about U.S. immigration laws?
The fragile economy could tumble back into recession if Congress and President Obama fail to reach a deal to resolve the “fiscal cliff” before the end of the year, according to some experts. The fiscal cliff is a series of tax hikes and federal spending cuts that will kick in on Jan. 1 unless a Read more →