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Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:50:37 -0500


Kids who suffer hunger in first years lag behind their peers in school

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:54:00 -0500

When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.(image)

Students 'study abroad' with immigrant families in their own communities

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:22:49 -0500

City Stay places students with Latino, Somalian and Hmong host families around the Twin Cities.(image)

Three finalists named for St. Paul superintendent opening

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:52:03 -0500

St. Paul has not had a permanent superintendent since June, when the board fired former leader Valeria Silva.(image)

School suspensions have plunged: We don't yet know if that's good news

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:15 -0500

A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.(image)

The Supreme Court rules in favor of a special education student

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:04:00 -0500

In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress.(image)

You probably believe some learning myths. Take this quiz to find out

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:34:14 -0500

A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.(image)

Waite Park sober school seeks funds from state Legislature

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:13:17 -0500

Leaders of a new Minnesota school that helps students struggling with alcohol abuse are asking lawmakers for funding.(image)

Meditation, nutrition, fitness: One 'party school' tries to tame the college brain

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:18:00 -0500

The University of Vermont, Burlington offers students a healthy-living environment, away from drugs and alcohol, to teach students to nurture their young brains.(image)

UMN dean leaves to run refugee advocacy organization

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Humphrey School Dean Eric Schwartz will step aside at the end of the academic year to be president of an organization based out of Washington D.C.(image)

Writer says NCAA is a cartel making billions

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

On the eve of the NCAA basketball tournament, Joe Nocera concludes that the NCAA is nothing more than a cartel whose rules are fundamentally designed to ensure that the players have no money, no rights and no power.(image)

Listen: New UMN Psychiatry head aims to end 'culture of fear'

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Dr. Sophia Vinogradov took over the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry after a report revealed they failed to protect a patient who committed suicide.(image)

How government policy disfavors the young

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth says millennials will have a more difficult time achieving success than young people had in the past because government policies benefit older people and leave the young with few choices and a mountain of debt.(image)

School safety task force recommends training to help students dealing with trauma

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:30:00 -0600

Recommendations in the report from Ramsey County parents, teachers, and community members are aimed at schools, police departments and other county agencies.(image)

Professor's name stripped from St. Olaf building

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:10:04 -0600

The decision to remove Reidar Dittmann's name from Dittmann Center follows a school investigation into sexual misconduct claims involving the late professor.(image)

Trump's immigration crackdown affects immigrant, Latino families and students

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:16:00 -0600

What Trump's immigration crackdown means at one NYC school. Families shared their fears, and learned about their legal rights.(image)

Are charter schools the answer to America's public education challenges?

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The new education secretary is a champion of charter schools. Are charter schools the answer to America's public education challenges? A new debate from the Intelligence Squared series explores the issues.(image)

102-year-old Rochester man honored with high school diploma

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:58:44 -0600

A 102-year-old Rochester man can finally call himself a high school graduate. Leon Swendsen, a World War II veteran,says the honor "affects me more than anything."(image)

At 5, girl becomes youngest to qualify for National Spelling Bee

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:16:00 -0600

The folks at Scripps are already calling Edith Fuller the latest "spellebrity." She beat eighth-graders and other students in Tulsa., Okla., to advance to the big bee.(image)

The impact of poverty on the goals of public education

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"The View from Room 205." A documentary about the impact of poverty and societal disfunction on the goals of public education. It was produced by public radio station WBEZ in Chicago.(image)

'Tax credit scholarships,' praised by Trump, turn profits for some donors

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0600

A program that allows poor students to choose a private school can also enrich the people who fund it.(image)