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Published: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:22:44 -0500


Confederate statues are coming down at the University of Texas

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:22:00 -0500

President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate figures from a main area of campus. The removals should be complete by midmorning Monday.(image)

Oldest kids in class do better, even through college

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:30:00 -0500

Children who start school at an older age do better than their younger classmates and have better odds of attending college and graduating from an elite institution. That's according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Affairs.(image)

Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:16:54 -0500

At college campuses, far-right extremist groups have found fertile ground to spread their messages and attract new followers.(image)

Hamline picked to open racial healing center

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500

The goal of the center is to make higher education institutions a place to take on issues of structural racism, racial hierarchy and white privilege.(image)

Error exposes private info on thousands of South Wash. Co. students

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:40:55 -0500

Leaders of the east metro school district apologized Thursday for a massive, accidental release of information on some 9,000 students in an email attachment sent to the parents of most district students.(image)

St. Paul schools should market to skeptical parents, consultant says

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:05:25 -0500

The report calls on St. Paul to hire a marketing and communications director and develop marketing plans for each school.(image)

Texas A&M cancels Sept. 11 'White Lives Matter' rally over safety concerns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:22:00 -0500

The event's organizer posted a message online stating, "Today Charlottesville, Tomorrow Texas A&M." But the school says that after consulting with law enforcement, it decided to cancel the event.(image)

Aspen Ideas Festival: Henry Louis Gates Jr. on race and class in America

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Harvard professor and documentary filmmaker explores the question: What would we tell Martin Luther King Jr. if he came back and wanted to know what had happened?(image)

Ethnic studies: A movement born of a ban

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:30:17 -0500

After Arizona banned a Mexican-American studies curriculum in Tucson, Ariz., ethnic studies courses have taken root in districts across the country.(image)

More than scores: MN rethinks assessments of English language learners

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500

State education officials are using an update in federal law to try to tackle one of education's thorniest problems: how to teach students with limited or no English skills.(image)

At long last, signs that college tuition might come down

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0500

The costs of higher education are softening in some places, but experts aren't too excited yet.(image)

Counter Stories: Affirmative action in higher education

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:56:51 -0500

This week, Counter Stories takes on the issue of affirmative action.(image)

Minnesota math performance slipping; reading up slightly

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:17:55 -0500

Statewide proficiency gaps between students of color and white students have widened for every racial group in both reading and math since the state set its 2012 gap-reduction goal.(image)

This school district asked real-estate agents to help rekindle its reputation

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Real-estate agents, knowingly or not, can sway families' opinions on schools. So, school officials in Pasadena, Calif., decided to ask agents to help build a better district image.(image)

Students' robots fly into 3M headquarters

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:47:09 -0500

A couple of dozen robots briefly took over the plaza at 3M's Maplewood headquarters Friday, as Minnesota high school robotics teams showed off their machines.(image)

New fears for public service loan forgiveness

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 12:47:00 -0500

The Department of Education suggests in a legal filing that no one is certified for the program.(image)

Minnesota presses new plan to grade school performance

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:03:27 -0500

State officials are close to changing the measures used to evaluate schools performance. Skeptics warn the plan may end up lowering the bar for school success.(image)

We're all born with mathematical abilities (and why that's important)

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Kids who start school behind in math tend to stay behind. But could early predictors in preschool help educators put them on a path to success?(image)

I-35W bridge failure turns into powerful teaching tool

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500

For new engineers, the 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis has become more than a textbook case of design failure. Some colleges are using remnants of the wreckage to hammer home lessons on professional duty.(image)

New Florida law lets residents challenge school textbooks

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 03:58:00 -0500

The new bill was pushed by a conservative group critical of the way evolution, climate change and government were being taught in Florida schools.(image)