ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s marketplace for individual health insurance plans, MNsure, opens its 2019 enrollment period Thursday, Nov. 1, with new software to help customers compare options. The state agency launched the new tool, from California-based technology company GetInsured, on Oct. 15. The company was founded in 2005 and provides services to four other state health insurance exchanges, according to its website.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's mathematics standards have been around longer than any other state's, and a national education reform group says they need to be updated sooner rather than later. The state's math benchmarks, essentially what students are expected to learn at each grade level, were part of a standards review conducted by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. Researchers found Minnesota's standards were outdated and lacked specificity. State leaders last updated the benchmarks in 2007, and in 2015 lawmakers delayed the next review until 2021.