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Published: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:07:45 -0500


Educators went to jail for cheating. What happened to the students?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:02:00 -0500

Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services.

Checking back in on the barber who encourages kids to read

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:50:00 -0500

Our story about the barbershop that takes $2 off haircuts for young readers went viral, so we went back to ask what happened next.

MCAD faculty vote to unionize

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:39:07 -0500

Two separate bargaining units approved joining the Service Employees International Union Local 284.

Minnesota teachers get through the election with real talk, and sometimes gourds

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:41:25 -0500

Amid a contentious presidential election season, teachers are trying to find ways to engage students about the race and its issues.

UND to retain all 20 sports currently offered by school

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:50:52 -0500

In April, the school announced it was cutting men's golf and baseball due to state budget cuts. Golf was reinstated after securing the necessary funding but the decision does not reinstate baseball.

A look at school tax referendums in Minneapolis, statewide

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

School districts are seeking operating levies or bond referendums this year to help increase funding. Donald McFarland and Greg Abbott talk about what's going on the ballots.

A Sesame study in kindness

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 03:53:00 -0500

A new survey from Sesame Workshop found that parents and teachers worry a lot about kindness -- what it looks like, how to cultivate it and why there isn't enough of it in the world.

U regents approve demolition of grain elevators

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:29:59 -0500

The university also received comments from around 100 people who are questioning the U's move, saying the structures should be saved.

Passport event readies U of M students to study abroad

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500

Nearly 200 took part in Passport Factory Thursday, an event that covered their passport fees and encouraged a broader pool of students to consider studying abroad.

Few districts seeking levy referendums this year

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:48:30 -0500

In a presidential election year, school boards find it hard to get voters' attention. Most are sitting this year out.

Race, school ratings and real estate: A 'legal gray area'

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0500

When school test scores are published on real estate web sites, is that an objective data point, or a subtle form of racial steering? Experts say it's complicated.

How do you teach politics in the year of Donald Trump?

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500

Donald Trump's rise has challenged decades of conventional political wisdom. And that makes teaching political science particularly difficult right now.

Mpls. College of Art and Design faculty voting on unionization

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 20:25:26 -0500

Ballots are being sent to Minneapolis College of Art and Design faculty for a vote on whether to join SEIU Local 284.

Trump-inspired mural causes controversy at U of M

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 11:06:10 -0500

The University of Minnesota's College Republicans group painted "Build The Wall" on a campus bridge last week. The mural was soon defaced, covered by the words "Stop White Supremacy."

Where are the 40,000 students ITT Tech left behind when it closed?

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 07:21:00 -0500

Community and nonprofit colleges across the country are recruiting former ITT Tech students who face a tough decision: roll the dice on transferring credits, or lose them all for debt relief.

How to spark learning everywhere kids go -- starting with the grocery store

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0500

A $20 intervention caused a big boost in conversations between parents and kids. Researchers say there are lots of untapped opportunities like these to help kids learn out of school.

Hamline president on proposed changes to curriculum, staffing

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Hamline president Fayneese Miller spoke about the future of the school while reexamining its curriculum and staffing.

Schools find 'emotional learning' a path to student success

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:49:22 -0500

Schools across the country are using "social-emotional learning" techniques to help students manage emotions, empathize and make decisions. Leaders at Apple Valley's Eastview High have embraced the trend, which research shows can boost student achievement.

Students get notice Regency Beauty Institute immediately closing 79 campuses

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:38:02 -0500

In a statement posted to the school's website, the company said "the organization does not have the cash to continue to run the business."

Hamline facing tough choices on changing or cutting programs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:14:39 -0500

The university may make significant changes to its curriculum starting as early as next spring.