Asked about her leadership style, Gabel talked about surrounding herself with “really smart people who balance each other well, balance you well, care about the institution,” and then letting them do their job.
The commissioner needs to bring a renewed sense of urgency, experts agree. “We’ve got huge educational gaps, opportunity gaps,” said St. Paul Public Schools Supt. Joe Gothard. “We need some drastic catalyst for change right now.”
State lawmakers recently paved the way for five initial alternative teacher preparation programs to take root in Minnesota.
The Therapeutic Teaching Model that Intermediate District 287 has piloted in three elementary classrooms at its North Education Center is supported by nearly $2 million in one-time grant funding that the district and its partner, the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, received from the state.
Advocates want a state-level position supporting districts’ efforts to use local food in the cafeteria, as well as more funding for equipment.
After decades of working with backyard growers and amassing a collection of plant material, the University of Minnesota is investigating the possibility of producing kiwi berries at a commercial level in Minnesota.
Low-property-wealth rural districts — knowing that their taxpayers have to shoulder a higher proportion of any referendum ask — are being forced to triage their bonding asks.
Kimberly Caprini and Josh Pauly win the two at-large school board seats in Minneapolis.
Reading instruction has a lot of political baggage. Nearly four decades ago, the so-called “reading war” had taken center stage, overshadowing the science behind learning how to read.
Minneapolis voters will also be asked to consider an $18 million increase to the existing operating levy and to establish a $12 million tech levy to support technology upgrades and maintenance expenses.
“But our goal is, really, to get all colleges in Minnesota on this pathway towards serving adult learners better, especially former students,” said Meredith Fergus, head of the MN Reconnect program.
Even as net prices begin to fall at some schools, many families are priced out.
A one-of-a-kind ballot question could be a bellwether of sentiment toward academia.
Recognizing the appeal of social media among adolescents, three instructors specializing in second language acquisition investigated how it might be best leveraged to support English literacy development in the classroom.
As demographic changes transform the student makeup of many classrooms around the state, they have also impacted the state’s high school sports scene.
As classrooms across the state continue to become more diverse, so do the names on teachers’ student rosters.
By reducing barriers for students and their families — addressing basic needs like stable housing, job training and mental and physical health care — such schools aim to better equip at-risk students to succeed.
“We have had an influx of new families that have managed to come to Long Prairie, and they have their kids in our schools, which is absolutely great,” said Mayor Don Rasmussen.
As those affected make sense of the new system, here’s a look at how it’s being received, particularly by schools not used to being called out by the state for underserving a particular portion of its student population.
“There was an interest in St. Kate’s, particularity, because we have a very globally engaged university that has a focus on international issues,” said assistant professor Caroline Krafft, recalling how the partnership began.