From social studies standards to the spread of COVID-19, expect these stories from the last year to continue to play a big role in education discussions in the year ahead.
Wednesday’s storms even produced a tornado in Southern Minnesota — something that has never been recorded in the state in December.
Schools have always looked to retirees to fill long-term sub roles, but needs have increased in the last year.
Life in the resistance camps is difficult, but activists say important work remains.
A new pilot program helps districts replace diesel buses with electric ones — vehicles that cost about $300,000.
For one thing, schools’ reliance on property-tax payers increased. And for the most part, anti-critical-race-theory school board candidates were unsuccessful.
Stormwater runoff is easy to ignore in an urban environment, since, at least when everything’s working correctly, it runs into storm drains, under the street and out of sight.
It took the combination of a pandemic and days of civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd for officials to realize what changes needed to be made at their school.
A suit brought by three parents against Duluth Edison Charter Schools details a long history of mistreatment of Black students.
Wild rice thrives in water depths of one-to-three feet, though low water can make actually harvesting the grains a challenge.
For one thing, students are back in classrooms. For another, the delta variant is far more contagious than the original strain of coronavirus Minnesota saw last fall.
The ability to contain wildfires has more to do with favorable weather conditions than resources, according to Lee Frelich, director of the U of M’s Center for Forest Ecology.
A new study found that rising temperatures are projected to expose outdoor workers to hazardous heat conditions that will put both their health and wages at risk.
Tuesday night, board members of St. Paul Public Schools unanimously passed a mask mandate. Here’s a look at what Minneapolis, Anoka-Hennepin and Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan districts are doing as well.
In small towns like Pequot Lakes, back-to-school nights and open houses often feel like family reunions. But teachers worry this year might be different.
What this means for the controversial plan to operate a copper-nickel mine near the BWCA.
While we’re unlikely to see this year’s unique combination of heat, drought and pollution, we could see more frequent wildfires as the climate changes, experts say.
The Minnesota Department of Education is in the midst of a review of the state’s social studies standards, which will set the framework for what students will learn in their social studies classes for the next 10 years.
While the U.S. government signed a series of treaties with the Anishinaabe people, including the Ojibwe, between 1825 and 1867, the most significant are those of 1837, 1854 and 1855.
Where some supporters and opponents of Line 3 see the Minnesota project and Keystone XL as largely similar issues, there are some major and minor differences between the pipeline proposals.