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Education - MPR News


Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:05:46 -0600


U survey: Many college students dealt with adverse childhood experiences

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:33:49 -0600

In an effort to better understand what students have been through, the University of Minnesota surveyed students at colleges across the state about their childhood.(image)

Once skeptical, Osseo parent group happy with district's racial equity policy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:40:23 -0600

The district's first equity policy promises things like training for staff and students, increased staff diversity and curriculum that reflects a variety of different cultures.(image)

Almost 300 sex assaults reported on MN campuses in 2015

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600

The state issued its first-ever data report on campus sexual assault on Thursday.(image)

Does the worth of a college degree outweigh the cost?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

NPR's Robert Siegel spent more than a year visiting with college students about their choice of school, and asked how it all turned out. How have they handled the finances? And do they feel well-positioned for the future? The program is called "College Choice: the Value of It All."(image)

'I put my heart in it' says North High football coach on state title

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:14:14 -0600

It's the first state football title for a Minneapolis public high school since Washburn in 1977.(image)

University of Wisconsin-Madison drops in research ranking

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:06:00 -0600

The school cut research spending by more than $100 million between 2012 and 2015.(image)

The growing mentoring movement

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Founder and CEO of, a San Francisco-based organization leading efforts in mentoring, Marc Freedman and MPR's senior economics contributor, Chris Farrell, discussed the mushrooming mentoring movement.(image)

How to talk to kids about Thanksgiving

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 03:06:00 -0600

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.(image)

When food banks say no to sugary junk, schools offer a solution

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 03:59:00 -0600

Food banks are increasingly saying no to cakes, holiday candy and other junk food donations. But some schools are sending them healthier donations by salvaging uneaten foods in their cafeterias.(image)

Aspen Ideas Festival: Do We Need to Rescue the Humanities?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Many college students will be returning to their homes this weekend to share a meal with those who might be helping pay for that education, their parents. Both might be asking themselves, what makes a good education?(image)

With 2-year school, St. Thomas seeks to help low-income students

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:57:11 -0600

With a combined $18 million in private donations, St. Thomas plans to open the two-year Dougherty Family College next year.(image)

Kenyan 'wonk' breaks barriers as student body president at UNC

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:09:00 -0600

Bradley Opere is the first African to hold the office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Along the way, he's learned a lot about politics, race -- and football.(image)

Student behind racist graffiti at Maple Grove High identified

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:17:25 -0600

Messages found in the high school's bathroom after Election Day included profanities against African-Americans and a "Make America Great Again" quote. District authorities say they've taken appropriate disciplinary action.(image)

Osseo schools could approve a new racial equity plan

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:04:00 -0600

The Osseo Public School District could adopt its first equity policy Tuesday, but parents who originally clamored for the change say they were omitted from the drafting process.(image)

Perpich arts center reels as enrollment drops, staffers leave

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:20:20 -0600

Some insiders at the Perpich Center for Arts Education say the turmoil comes from a culture where ethical lines are blurred as the school cultivates a reputation for student achievement.(image)

What does a Trump presidency mean for climate-change education?

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:41:00 -0600

Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to the executive director of the National Center for Science Education to find out how science and climate-change education might change under a Trump administration.(image)

Student from Minnesota chosen as Rhodes Scholar for 2017

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:02:14 -0600

Ahmed M. Ahmed from Rochester is one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars.(image)

State grants brings more support staff to 77 schools

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:45:07 -0600

About half the schools receiving $12 million in grants are outside the metro area. The positions total 77 full- and part-time staff.(image)

Hey students, applying for college aid is easier! (but still hard)

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:02:00 -0600

Washington overhauled the FAFSA to make it easier to complete, but it's still full of roadblocks for many teens.(image)

Early childhood education advocates push for more funding

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:42:43 -0600

The Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota says a funding boost would give more kids access to early childhood programs.(image)