University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel and Minnesota’s State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra are asking the state to address a backlog of maintenance projects on campuses in both systems that’s grown to $7.1 billion over the last decade.
The official rollout for board members focused on three main structural changes: centralizing magnet schools, reconfiguring grade levels and changing school boundaries.
From eliminating single-use plastic items to pressing school boards to commit to 100 percent clean energy, Minnesota students are changing how schools respond to climate change.
Parents and students from two south-side Minneapolis schools — Barton Open (K-8 magnet) and Windom (K-5 Spanish Dual-Immersion magnet) — filled the school board meeting room Tuesday evening.
Minnesota’s projected $1.33 billion surplus has given education activists a renewed sense of hope that they’ll secure greater investments in everything from teacher diversity efforts to school safety.
A brief rundown of five education issues to watch as you consider candidates’ education platforms — whether they’re running for school board, the Legislature or any other public office.
What started out earlier this year as a promise to slow things down has evolved into more of a redesign overhaul.
Research has shown that children from low- and moderate-income families with a college savings of $500 or less are three times more likely to attend college and four times more likely to graduate than those without any college savings.
Legally, the rooms must be used only for emergency situations. During the 2016-17 school year, 70 districts reported 7,085 incidents of seclusion that involved 965 students.
“I just think we’re gonna lose this generation if we don’t deal with it,” said Ann Lindberg-Borgen, chemical health coordinator for the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools district.
Supporters of a moratorium say charters are siphoning students and funding from the district and furthering segregation in the schools. Opponents say district schools are failing many students.
A handful of districts across the state will be spending the coming months unpacking voters’ rejection of their referendum asks and preparing to make cuts to programming and staffing.
Newcomers Chauntyll Allen and Jessica Kopp won seats, and incumbents Zuki Ellis and Steve Marchese kept theirs in Tuesday’s election.
On Tuesday, voters across the Twin Cities will be weighing in on several ballot measures while also choosing mayors and City Council members in several cities.
Some rural districts say they’re seeing the impacts of a tax credit that has helped ease the property tax burden of bond referendums on farmers.
After 12 years of teaching, the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year switched to advocacy work to further expand her impact.
The annual MEA professional development conference for teachers dates back, in some form, to 1861. The state’s teachers union, Education Minnesota, hosts the event.
Ricker says pursuing certification helped her refine her teaching practice in an invaluable way. “It committed me to that reflective practice that I had, as a teacher, done before, but I hadn’t understood just how powerful it was to intentionally reflect on my work,” she said.
The equity work seeks to address growing racial tensions in the district, which serves the cities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria.