The Minnesota Department of Education has identified dozens of schools that accept federal poverty aid and aren't doing enough to close the achievement gap between white and minority students or are lacking in overall academic achievement.
A Maplewood man, set to be sentenced in October for killing his son over a cable bill has died in jail.
Pang Vang, 84, pleaded guilty in early August to killing Chue Vang. Investigators say Pang Vang shot his son back in March, and then stabbed himself. He said he wanted to settle the cable dispute in the afterlife.