Admissions officials at Minnesota’s colleges and universities are hoping that all the ways that they’ve adapted in the wake of the pandemic will offer prospective students reassurance — and keep schools’ enrollments on track.
The remote school day has thrust parents into new roles as ad hoc education assistants and challenged teachers to make their lessons available to all students despite technology barriers, language barriers and more.
From adding Wi-Fi hotspots to offering grab-and-go flash drives, rural districts are creating ways to help students get schoolwork done remotely.
Districts responded quickly to the governor’s directive to pull together on-site child care for emergency workers, in an effort to help stem a ripple effect that school closures could have on the state’s ability to respond to COVID-19.
Veblen’s highly acclaimed treatise The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (1899) introduced the term “conspicuous consumption.”
Distance learning is defined by the state Department of Education as each student receiving a daily interaction with their licensed teachers and receiving appropriate, equitable educational materials.
The closure is meant to give districts time to figure out what instruction will look like for the rest of the school year.
St. Paul educators say the need for increased student supports — for English language learners, for special education students, for those in need of mental health services — has reached a critical point.
The lawsuit was filed by a group of parents in 2015 and is currently in mediation.
Staff from the Office of the Legislative Auditor reported to members of the state House Education Finance committee on Wednesday.
To build career skills, faculty teach fermentation at a brewery, hospitality at a ski resort.
The mix of co-signers on Rep. Rena Moran’s bill indicates that this issue has the potential to transcend party politics.
The union plans to announce a strike date next week. State law requires the union to give the district 10 days notice prior to the start of any walkout.
In order to get a proposed change on the ballot, they’ll need to build support at the state Capitol for a majority vote in both the House and the Senate.
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel and Minnesota’s State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra are asking the state to address a backlog of maintenance projects on campuses in both systems that’s grown to $7.1 billion over the last decade.
The official rollout for board members focused on three main structural changes: centralizing magnet schools, reconfiguring grade levels and changing school boundaries.
From eliminating single-use plastic items to pressing school boards to commit to 100 percent clean energy, Minnesota students are changing how schools respond to climate change.
Parents and students from two south-side Minneapolis schools — Barton Open (K-8 magnet) and Windom (K-5 Spanish Dual-Immersion magnet) — filled the school board meeting room Tuesday evening.
The state is spending money to find solutions to some of higher ed’s biggest problems.
Minnesota’s projected $1.33 billion surplus has given education activists a renewed sense of hope that they’ll secure greater investments in everything from teacher diversity efforts to school safety.