The Pillsbury United Communities money is the lifeline for a senior class that persevered through a string of tragedies, including COVID-19 and the George Floyd murder and aftermath.
While other schools are experiencing cuts as well, Kurth thinks Southwest was hit harder because of the decreasing enrollment numbers following redistricting in 2020.
In the first in-person, semi-normal school year since Minneapolis Public Schools stopped using armed police as school resource officers, the district is testing a program where community members act as violence interrupters.
Educators emphasized that they want to have a complete mental health team at each school, not a rotation between a counselor, psychologist and nurse throughout the week.
Emergency daycare, complex talks about labor, and concern for how long the strike will last were just about universal for MPS families. Some parents brought children to picket with teachers, while others questioned the strike.
The amendment — which would make it the “paramount duty” of the state to provide all children in Minnesota with a quality public education — will require a majority vote of the state House and Senate to get on the ballot this fall.
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.
Red Lake Nation College’s Minneapolis campus is aimed at serving the Twin Cities’ Native population, which is one of the largest in the nation.
Schools have always looked to retirees to fill long-term sub roles, but needs have increased in the last year.
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.
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.
Central Lakes College and Ridgewater College are launching programs aimed at training the next generation of animal slaughter, butchery and processing workers.
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?