Minnesota teachers believe positive behavior reinforcement and restorative practices are the most effective approaches to school discipline, greatly preferring them to punitive and exclusionary measures.
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More than a year has gone by without any state or federal recovery dollars for rebuilding.
Comparing Minnesota to southern states reveals prejudice and bigotry that belie our progressive self-image.
We must integrate news literacy education across subject areas and grade levels, mandating it as a high school graduation requirement.
As a lifelong engineer and miner and a native Minnesotan, I feel it is my duty to say this. The threat to the BWCA from a mine like what Twin Metals is proposing could be devastating under current best mining practices, and in my considered opinion, too risky to be allowed.
I have had peers hesitant to reach out for resources that would support their well-being because they are concerned how it may affect their entire career.
The truth is that the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is the agonizing struggle between not one, but two indigenous peoples fighting over the same homeland.
The private nature of current budget negotiations creates a dangerous dynamic: When critical conversations are held behind closed doors, it enables far-right Republican senators to hold up broadly supported, needed, mainstream legislation.
Entrepreneurship lags in Minnesota, especially for people of color. It’s time Gov. Tim Walz and legislators make an investment that delivers long-term opportunity for all Minnesotans.
As a law professor who studies policing and constitutional law, I have seen how essential local and state reform efforts are.
We are grateful for bipartisan support to not tax PPP loans, and ask that our legislators hold true to their promise and get this done for Minnesota small businesses.
More than 80 laws against transgender people have been passed so far in 2021 or are pending in state legislatures across the country.
Virginia and other states are using federal funding for programs like Minnesota’s Early Learning Scholarships, so there is no reason to believe that Minnesota can’t do it too.
We urge the House and Senate committee chairs to act decisively on behalf of Minnesota students who continue to be left behind academically.
The track record of settler societies has not been good regarding justice for those who came before the settlers.
The parks’ unrelenting popularity is making it impossible to preserve them “unimpaired.”
How to do it? Choices range from apps on your phone to advanced degrees, and everything in between.
We see every day how multiple barriers impact people seeking abortions, and how their impacts disproportionately fall on Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, queer and trans people, and disabled people.
Similarities have existed worldwide, in history and today, for oppressed groups — from Native Americans to Indigenous peoples in the Philippines to the Palestinians.
To change outcomes and build greater financial stability and prosperity, we need to advance bold policies that are centered around women and young women of color.