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.
At the start of the pandemic, the district signed a contract with Gaggle to monitor students’ school accounts. Within six months, the company had flagged over 1,300 student actions for review by district officials.
Daily tutoring for those who are most behind rises to the top in research evaluations.
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.
Minnesota already requires a number of vaccines for students of various ages. What about COVID-19?
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.
The omnibus commerce and energy policy and finance bill includes $16 million for solar projects on K-12 schools and nearly $5 million for community colleges.
A growing number of employers are paying new employees while they train.
While U.S. employers often tout benefits that promise to subsidize a college education, most workers can’t tap them. That may be changing.
Interpreting students’ success requires also considering student proficiency rates, realistic time frames, individual district results and other factors, educators say.
“There was a time when community colleges had an inverse relationship with the economy. The economy’s up, enrollments down; economy’s down, enrollments up. Well, we’re in a new norm,” said Kay Frances-Garland of Saint Paul College.
One of America’s biggest universities is ending its version of a longstanding practice that derails millions.
“I think it shows that when it comes to the issues, there are areas where we can come together,” said Rep. Jamie Long, “and that includes making sure that we have a workforce that is inclusive, that is ready for taking the jobs.”
“It’s a very scary feeling to know that all this is happening right outside of our doors, right in our streets, right in our community, and it feels like we’re not supported or not cared for in a way that we should be,” said student Aniya Bailey.
The Minnesota Department of Education is required to spend some of the funds on addressing learning loss, through enrichment — i.e. learning activities beyond the school day, including after-school programs — and summer learning.
Most classes in the innovative year-round, two-year+ program will be taught virtually, using a gamification-based technology platform designed for the university by Google Cloud.
Emmanuel College’s unusually long-serving leadership has already survived earlier brushes with mortality.
A provision of House File 1081 would squeeze off a pipeline that’s attracted hundreds of diverse, successful educators with the promise of permanent licenses.
A few districts and charter schools plan to be in distance learning for at least several more weeks, including the largest district in Greater Minnesota: Rochester.