Graduating seniors can apply for work authorization no earlier than 90 days before they obtain their degree. But with wait times of up to five months, some have had to decline jobs they’d hoped to start this summer.
When government turns a blind eye, for-profit colleges fail to fulfill promise of a fast path to a new career and leave students in debt.
During the 2016-2017 school year, about 25,000 students open-enrolled into “rural” districts, a recent study found, while about 15,000 students open-enrolled into “regional centers.”
With a strong support system and a partnership with the Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota Rochester has students from different backgrounds graduating at similar rates.
Anoka-Hennepin and one other district have refused to enter an agreement with the Department of Human Rights, while 41 are in a formal process to identify and address disparities.
For some districts shouldering the largest special education cross-subsidy expenses the new special education aid is too little, too late.
Students 25 and older juggle jobs, kids and bills without the support many say they need.
Omar’s portion of the package directs the Department of Education to cancel all student loans taken out since 1965 within 180 days of the bill being signed.
The idea to visit the school came to Badri Mohamoud, a student teacher at Wellstone, as he worked on a final research project for his master’s program at Augsburg University.
While working in a predominantly white, male landscape, this group of female African-American Ph.D. holders have all prioritized spending time together.
Minnesota is one of about a dozen states trending in a positive direction. But the price tag is still too high for low-income students at most of the state’s two- and four-year schools.
Now that she’s had a few months to settle into her new role — a whirlwind that included a number of listening sessions in school districts across the state — MinnPost sat down with Ricker at the Department of Education to hear about her vision for Minnesota students and schools.
In rural high schools, college guidance is often inadequate or non-existent. But new programs — such as one being used by Red Wing High School — are popping up to help.
Chavez-Cruz, a first-generation American, left the Twin Cities for the College of St. Scholastica. As a Latino, he felt different in Duluth and missed his extended family, but soon five of his siblings and cousins took the leap as well.
The district is in the midst of re-evaluating its strategies for driving up academic achievement, boosting enrollment, and creating more equitable access to programming, districtwide.
Outfitting low-income students in first, second and third grade with their own home library ensures that young readers have access to grade-level reading material outside of school.
Parents say it’s often impossible to find schools to educate bright kids who have disabilities. Now some are fighting to change that.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle held up the four of the biggest funding areas – general and special education aid, preschool, and school safety grants – as victories, even though each made significant concessions to reach a deal.
Lawmakers dealt with education funding in two different ways. The higher-ed bill was the only finance bill to finish before the regular session ended.
House DFLers and Gov. Tim Walz propose renewing funding for 4,000 volunteer preschool slots in public school districts. Senate Republicans want to use those funds for early learning scholarships instead.