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Published: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:57:06 -0500


Minnesota schools say student support grants paying off

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Seventy-seven schools around Minnesota hired social workers, psychologists and other non-teaching staff this year with $12 million in state grants. Districts that received grants say they've seen a big impact on meeting student needs.(image)

Aspen Ideas Festival: Norman Lear and Khizr Khan on American values and the Constitution

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Television producer Norman Lear bought a version of the Declaration of Independence and toured it around the country to promote American values. Khizr Khan is an American citizen from Pakistan who says we must always stay true to the rights and privileges outlined in our Constitution.(image)

School vouchers get a new report card

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:00:00 -0500

New research provides the first hard look at the nation's largest, single statewide voucher program and its impact on students.(image)

U of M hires costly outside lawyers to investigate leak to TV station

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:07:08 -0500

Documents show Stroz Friedberg LLC has been hired to investigate last month's leak of information to KSTP-TV. One document shows two managing directors who will likely be involved charging $860 an hour.(image)

Eden Prairie schools chief tapped to run troubled Perpich arts center

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:58:47 -0500

Curt Tryggestad will take over in August. The center's been in turmoil for months and it narrowly survived a legislative attempt to close it last session.(image)

45 years of Title IX: what's changed?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500

What has changed since it was implemented?(image)

Dr. Mae Jemison on the need for science literacy

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Physician, astronaut and engineer Dr. Mae Jemison says everybody needs to be "science literate" to think their way through the day, and be a contributing member of society.(image)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the National Press Club

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A former chief aide to President Obama, Rahm Emanuel has been Chicago mayor since 2011. He speaks about all the problems facing America's big cities, and suggest ways to solve these problems.(image)

Harvard students' ouster over offensive posts stirs debate

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:24:08 -0500

Harvard University's decision to rescind admission offers to 10 incoming freshmen because of offensive Facebook posts comes at a time of heightened attention to free speech and student conduct on U.S. college campuses.(image)

Minneapolis middle school gets a new name

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Alexander Ramsey Middle School will be renamed for the state's first black Supreme Court justice, Alan Page.(image)

Ramsey Middle School renamed for Alan Page

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:58:13 -0500

Students led the drive to drop the name of Minnesota's first territorial governor, who is known for his harsh treatment of Dakota people.(image)

After years of restraint, a linguist says 'yes!' to the exclamation point

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:29:00 -0500

F. Scott Fitzgerald once declared that using an exclamation point was like laughing at your own joke, but linguist Geoff Nunberg begs to differ. He has begun embracing the mark in his own writing.(image)

New rules will make teacher requirements more flexible

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

School districts will still make the hiring decisions, but state requirements will allow different types of licenses for a variety of qualifications.(image)

Proposed school name change drops Ramsey, honors Alan Page

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:00:25 -0500

The Minneapolis school board will consider renaming a middle school after the former Viking who became a state Supreme Court justice.(image)

The first state to offer free community college to nearly every adult

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:00:26 -0500

Free college programs are popping up across the country, but Tennessee is the first state to offer free community college to almost every adult, regardless of when they finished high school.(image)

David McCullough on American history and values

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough says we've become a nation of spectators, and need to remember that there are actually four branches of government: the judiciary, the congress, the president and the people.(image)

Perpich to shutter its Woodbury middle school ahead of deadline

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:00:00 -0500

Crosswinds Arts and Science School will end classes on June 23. The school will officially close June 30. The education bill eliminates Perpich's authority to run the school as of July 1.(image)

Finance academy graduates first class as program's future hangs in the balance

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:34:40 -0500

This week, 60 students were the first class to graduate from a St. Paul Public Schools high school program focused on finance. But the future of the Academy of Finance is in question after a major grant ended.(image)

History we don't teach: Mankato hangings an uneasy topic for MN schools

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

A controversial Walker Art Center sculpture reopened old wounds over the 1862 execution of 38 Dakota men. But if you're in your 30s or older, it's likely you were never taught that tragic chapter of Minnesota history.(image)

Several regents skeptical of U tuition hikes

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 19:38:31 -0500

A proposed University of Minnesota budget would increase tuition for resident undergrads by between 1 and 3 percent.(image)