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Education - MPR News


Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:53:47 -0500


Teachers share anger, frustration over grants turned into loans

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:00:25 -0500

A federal program meant to encourage young teachers has, instead, saddled thousands of them with unexpected debts. "I was in shock," says Mikayla Rhone, a teacher in Nebraska.(image)

For Native students in Morris, finding ways to excel in a place of trauma

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500

A conversation with Native American students at the University of Minnesota Morris.(image)

Students rally at Capitol against gun violence

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:50:25 -0500

The event in St. Paul coincided with a national school walkout.(image)

Budget shortfalls loom for some metro-area school districts

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:56:41 -0500

The total projected budget gap is reported to be the largest in several years.(image)

Why more than a million teachers can't use Social Security

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:33:00 -0500

About 40 percent of teachers live in places where their state or local pension is the only safety net they've got.(image)

April is a cruel month for this Columbine teacher and survivor

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500

Paula Reed remembers walking out into the sunshine of a beautiful day when kids ran by yelling, "they've got guns."(image)

Students plan to walk out, rally for gun control

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500

A national school walkout at 10 a.m. coincides with a rally at the State Capitol at 1 p.m.(image)

Finalists chosen for St. Cloud State University president

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:35:41 -0500

The university has been without a permanent president since the car crash death of Earl H. Potter III in July 2016. The Minnesota State board of trustees is expected to make a final decision on May 16.(image)

Meet the students who dreamed up Friday's National School Walkout

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:27:00 -0500

Thousands of students across the country are expected to walk out of class Friday to protest violence in schools. And the idea came from a group of kids who live far from Florida.(image)

As school referendum campaigns become more costly, is enforcement system up to the task?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500

Spending in some districts reaches into the tens of thousands of dollars. And some say campaign finance laws aren't keeping up.(image)

Minnesota bill would regulate school start times

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:09:58 -0500

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to eliminate early school start times.(image)

Dayton proposes plan to close special education funding gap

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:52:02 -0500

Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing $19 million more next year and $22 million more the following year for special education funding.(image)

Schools, governor push to make preschool funding permanent

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500

School officials say they may have to cut preschool classes if lawmakers do not extend state funds awarded last year.(image)

Minnesota above average on 'Nation's Report Card,' but gaps remain

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:34:00 -0500

Minnesota students scored above the national average on a test known as the "Nation's Report Card", according to 2017 results out Tuesday.(image)

Class combats cyber crime by promoting ethical hacking skills

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500

By learning to break into computer systems, the North Dakota State University students learn to get in the head of the bad hackers and better understand how to stop them.(image)

Teachers acquire a new skill: how to stop the bleeding

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 06:05:35 -0500

Although schools are adding security and even arming teachers to deter attacks, new emphasis is being given to saving the wounded while counting down the minutes until help arrives.(image)

'Rape game' allegations shake North Dakota school district

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 08:05:00 -0500

The report says hazing and sexual misconduct took place in locker rooms, on field trips and during physical education class and musical rehearsals.(image)

Minneapolis teachers ratify contract

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:10:19 -0500

Minneapolis teachers voted to accept a new two-year contract on Friday, ratifying the tentative deal reached with the district last month after 10 months of bargaining.(image)

Without warning system, schools often 'pass the trash' -- and expose kids to danger

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 10:58:00 -0500

Federal education laws are supposed to protect students from the cycle of educator-based misconduct -- abuse, dismissal, rehire and abuse again. But no one is tracking compliance.(image)

Students test diplomacy skills in huge model UN conference

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:33:34 -0500

More than 800 students from across the state traveled to downtown Minneapolis for this weekend's YMCA Model UN conference.(image)