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Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:45:52 -0600


St. Paul district could assume control of Crosswinds school

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:00 -0600

The St. Paul school district is proposing a takeover of the state-run Crosswinds Arts and Science school in Woodbury.(image)

Author talks 'Hidden Figures,' contributions of Black women to American innovation

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of "Hidden Figures" was the Distinguished Carlson Lecturer at the University of Minnesota February 21, 2017.(image)

Minnesota's high school graduation rates inched up last year, as racial gaps narrowed slightly

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:07:03 -0600

High school graduation rates in Minnesota rose slightly, and persistent racial gaps narrowed, with all racial groups except for Hispanics showing improvements. But students of color still lagged well behind their white peers.(image)

Teachers of color pitch proposals to increase ranks

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:57:18 -0600

Teachers of color lobbied at the state Capitol Tuesday for proposals they say will help increase teacher diversity and support students of color.(image)

APM Reports update: The investigation into the Mesabi Academy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Reporter Tom Scheck joined the program to talk about his latest report on Mesabi Academy, "Final investigation reveals 'fight club,' lack of oversight among problems at Mesabi."(image)

Tracing African-American history, success following slavery

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

This episode of the APM Reports "Historically Black" series shares the stories of some ancestors of slaves prospering in the years that followed emancipation.(image)

How Minnesota colleges are teaming up to give students a cheaper path to 4-year degrees

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:22:20 -0600

A growing number of private universities in the state has made the path from community college into its program as seamless as possible.(image)

Beyond DeVos, what 5 key Trump appointees could mean for schools

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:03:00 -0600

Here's a roundup of how Trump's new leadership could affect education.(image)

5 ways teachers are fighting fake news

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0600

In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.(image)

Spurred by lawsuit, metro superintendents look to address racial equity

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:50:56 -0600

School superintendents from around the Twin Cities metro are holding meetings to ask parents, students and communities how to create more equitable schools.(image)

New autism research from the U of M could lead to early detection

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:01:00 -0600

A 12-year study isolated changes in the brains of children who later developed autism. Using MRI scans, researchers were able to predict the diagnosis in a small group of high-risk children.(image)

These top schools are offering big savings on master's degrees, but there's a catch

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:49:00 -0600

A master's degree, especially from an elite university, can be expensive. But a several universities are trying an experiment online to see if that cost, for some degrees, can come down.(image)

Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:16:03 -0600

Yale University will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery.(image)

Regents question how U handles sexual assault cases through Title IX

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:00:00 -0600

In the first University of Minnesota Board of Regents meeting since Gopher football players briefly boycotted suspension of ten of their teammates, some members questioned the role and scope of the office that takes on sexual assault cases.(image)

These Duluth kids asked for school bus seat belts; St. Paul heard them

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:00:00 -0600

Duluth third-graders inspired a bill at the Legislature to require seat belts on new Minnesota school buses. But is the $100 million price tag worth it? Even the kids want to know.(image)

About that bill abolishing the Department of Education

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:41:00 -0600

A congressman has introduced a one-line bill that would kill the department. Legal scholars call it "symbolic legislation." Meanwhile, the House has voted to curtail some key education regulations.(image)

Charges: South Washington Co. school bus aide molested young girls

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:43:35 -0600

A bus aide who works with special needs children in the South Washington County Schools has been charged with second-degree sexual assault for allegedly molesting six girls ages 3 to 5.(image)

Minnesota State board rejects chancellor finalists, picks interim

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:26:00 -0600

Despite an extensive search yielding three finalists, the Minnesota State colleges and universities system board Thursday decided instead to tap a former Metropolitan State leader as interim, and keep searching.(image)

Lawmakers considering help with private school bills

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 04:00:00 -0600

A House committee is hearing a bill that would attempt to encourage donations for high-poverty charter and public schools as well as private school scholarships, the measure's most controversial piece.(image)

The number of hungry and homeless students rises along with college costs

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 04:00:00 -0600

Research shows that many college students across the country are working, borrowing and still falling behind.(image)