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Education - MPR News


Published: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:02:33 -0600


Is there still value in reading 'Huck Finn' and 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0600

Which books should be required reading in middle and high schools? And is it time to update the canon that's taught in schools? MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with teacher and scholar Jocelyn Chadwick about the issue.(image)

Minnesota Congressional delegation: What would you do to stop school shootings?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:37:04 -0600

MPR News asked the Minnesota Congressional delegation for what they would do to stop school shootings. Their responses:(image)

St. Paul teachers deal leaves much of union's wish list unfulfilled

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:55:44 -0600

The entire agreement stayed within the district's budget of just over $2 million a year in added costs. That budget constraint continually clashed with teacher demands during negotiations and nearly led to a strike Tuesday.(image)

Gopher hoops' Lynch rips sex misconduct probe, drops appeal

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:58:10 -0600

Facing expulsion over accusations of sexual assault, University of Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch on Thursday said the allegations against him were false and the university's review process was unfair. He plans to pursue a basketball career.(image)

Who's missing from America's colleges? Rural high school graduates

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:19 -0600

Fewer than 1 in 5 rural adults aged 25 and older have college degrees.(image)

St. Paul schools see $17 million budget shortfall

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:18:59 -0600

Filling the projected gap will likely require cuts. The budget includes a raise approved in a tentative contract agreement with teachers.(image)

Education Department says it won't act on transgender student bathroom access

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:39:00 -0600

The announcement by the department officially states that the Title IX civil rights law doesn't protect gender identity.(image)

U removes Keillor plaque from campus display

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:56:42 -0600

A spokesperson said the removal was part of a regular rotation of images included in the Scholars Walk.(image)

Strike averted after St. Paul school district, teachers reach tentative agreement

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:01:44 -0600

The tentative contract agreement came after a 13-hour bargaining session Sunday, the seventh consecutive day of mediation.(image)

Westminster Town Hall Forum: James Forman, Jr. on crime and punishment

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

A broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum featuring James Forman, Jr. a law professor at Yale University and author of the book, "Locking Up Our Own."(image)

St. Paul teachers, school district, talk as strike looms

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 15:31:04 -0600

The St. Paul Federation of Teachers says talks were underway Sunday and will continue Monday, if necessary. But the union says teachers are ready to hit the picket lines Tuesday morning.(image)

What will happen if there's a St. Paul teachers' strike?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:26:15 -0600

Teachers in St. Paul are poised to walk off the job Tuesday if they fail to reach an agreement with the school district, which would shutter classes for St. Paul's 36,869 students.(image)

McNally Smith files for bankruptcy

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:43:28 -0600

The music college abruptly closed after a two-year effort to convert from a for-profit into a nonprofit.(image)

St. Paul teachers union sets Tuesday strike date as talks continue

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:05:52 -0600

A strike could close schools for more than 37,000 students. The union and the school district have reached tentative agreements on some issues, but many big-ticket items remain unresolved.(image)

St. Paul teacher negotiations continue as strike looms

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:45:07 -0600

The union and the school district have reached tentative agreements on some issues, but many big-ticket items remain unresolved.(image)

Charges: Sauk Centre school bus driver drove drunk with kids

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:42:05 -0600

Thomas Bromen, 63, picked up about 50 kids at school about 2:30 p.m. but didn't drop off some kids as scheduled. A truck driver later reported he'd been cut off by the bus, which then ran a red light.(image)

Understanding the way the economy, and the world, works

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

A talk by economist Louis Johnston about the role the liberal arts play in understanding how the world works, and why the economy behaves the way it does.(image)

Why schools fail to teach slavery's 'hard history'

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0600

A new report says too many students don't know the basics of American slavery and too many teachers feel ill-served by bad textbooks and timid state standards.(image)

St. Paul teachers authorize strike

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 06:17:40 -0600

The action sets off a 10-day cooling off period. A mediation session is scheduled for Friday.(image)

How to be the best parent to your student

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600

Children, no matter the age, need the support of their parents to be successful students. Two guests answered caller questions about how a parent can help their students be successful, happy and self-sufficient.(image)