Innovative programs draw students, funding in Minnesota

01/18/2010 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Language-immersion schools, gifted-and-talented programs and a multi-age classroom for students whose IQ is higher than 145 are among the programs available to students across Minnesota, where open enrollment has districts competing to attract students and funding. "There is a sense throughout Minnesota that we need to innovate," said a spokeswoman for the Minnetonka district, which was losing students but now attracts more students than it loses to open enrollment by a ratio of almost 6-to-1.

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