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Education - MPR News


Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:28:29 -0600


DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:58:37 -0600

In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged Tuesday not to dismantle public education.(image)

A former education secretary's advice for Betsy DeVos

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:01:00 -0600

Margaret Spellings was secretary of education under George W. Bush. She says Donald Trump's ambivalence about the federal role in education raises interesting questions.(image)

St. Paul district asks community what it wants in a superintendent

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:00:00 -0600

The school board fired former leader Valeria Silva in June after a contentious vote. It plans to have a new superintendent in place by summer.(image)

Mark Coyle on the future of U of M athletics

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Mark Coyle was appointed University of Minnesota athletics director in May 2016, and he joined the program and talked about some of the highs and the lows of the last eight months.(image)

Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at a record

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:54:37 -0600

College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled by the Economic Policy Institute. That was up from 51 percent in 1999.(image)

U's Kaler readies legislative funding pitch amid football scandal

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:39:31 -0600

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler about the future of Gophers football and about how the latest scandal could affect funding from the state.(image)

Winona schools chief out following plagiarism questions

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:02:13 -0600

The school district chair said ex-superintendent Stephen West also claimed to hold a doctorate from St. Mary's University when he took the position. St. Mary's said West does not hold that degree.(image)

The next generation of farmers is being trained in New York City high schools

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:40:00 -0600

At Johne Bowne High School in Queens, along with literature and math, some 600 city public school students also learn the basics of farming, wine-making, aquaculture and other skills.(image)

U football players' sexual conduct tests burdens of proof

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:24:36 -0600

The very public sexual assault investigations into some members of the University of Minnesota football team last month showed the clear differences between campus and criminal investigations.(image)

Minnesota mom raises funds for elementary school's lunch debt

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:41:44 -0600

A Sartell mother was surprised it took just an hour on social media to raise hundreds of dollars to pay off student lunch debt at a St. Cloud elementary school.(image)

Historically black college: Band will march at inauguration

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:23:28 -0600

The president of a historically black college in Alabama says its band will perform in President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural parade, despite a barrage of criticism.(image)

Is free college really free?

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 03:30:00 -0600

Free tuition has been a buzz phrase lately, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's statewide proposal puts it front and center this week. Here's a look at the fine print.(image)

Spring Lake Park High School band looks for diversity in its repertoire

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:30:00 -0600

Directors have pledged to include at least one piece by a female composer and one by a composer of color in each concert for each band.(image)

New York governor proposes free college for lower-income students

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:02:00 -0600

Democrat Andrew Cuomo says his plan would allow students from families earning less than $125,000 a year to attend state-run schools without paying tuition.(image)

Tweet alone didn't cost Claeys his job, Coyle says

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:48:03 -0600

"I think some of the events over the past few weeks underscored some of the concerns and some of the things I've been seeing with that program," the U's athletic director said.(image)

U fires Tracy Claeys as Gophers football coach

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:47 -0600

A University of Minnesota Athletics Department official confirmed the firing, which follows months of turmoil in the program over allegations of sexual assault by 10 members of the team.(image)

Teacher sues, alleges retaliation over assault by student

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:00:27 -0600

Candice Egan alleges St. Paul administrators failed to protect her from a student who pushed her into a window and then retaliated against her because she talked to the media.(image)

Hundreds sign petition calling for firing of Gopher football coach

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 19:17:51 -0600

University of Minnesota head football coach Tracy Claeys has been criticized for how he responded to his team's now-rescinded boycott over 10 players' suspension for a sexual assault case.(image)

We learned a lot in 2016 about how preschool can help kids

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0600

Several new studies pointed to lasting gains for students. But there's a catch: Over and over, the research showed the importance of providing high-quality preschool.(image)

Photos: A look at our favorites from 2016

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0600

Great photographs illuminate the people and places we see, and help us understand our world. They make us feel something. They help us remember.(image)