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.
Though founded as a nonsectarian college, Macalester has always held ties to the Presbyterian Church.
“One of the reasons we wanted to come to this class, even though it’s the second day, is to say to students: ‘Thank you for a willingness to help mold the future,’ ” said the American Federation of Teachers president.
“Neither one of us is in financial trouble at the moment. So it didn’t start as a financial conversation. It started as an educational conversation. And I think that resonated more with people,” said Eveleth-Gilbert Superintendent Jeff Carey.
Some applicants are told: Start here after going somewhere else for freshman year.
This pilot program largely involved busing low-income students of color — who chose to participate in the program — from Minneapolis to eight suburban school districts.
Despite tight budgets and high risks, colleges hope niche degrees will spur demand.
Minneapolis voters can select up to two of the five candidates running for two open at-large seats. The four candidates who pull in the most votes will advance to the general election.
The National Science Foundation sees commercialization potential in the University of Minnesota’s “synthetic incompatibility” process that can target certain mosquito populations.
The first ballot question will ask voters to consider an $18 million increase to the existing operating levy. The second will ask them to approve a new pocket of revenue via a capital projects/technology levy.
In 2015 the state created the American Indian Education Aid program to support culturally relevant programming at districts, charter schools and tribal schools with at least 20 American Indian students.
A North Dakota district’s drive to teach competencies means eliminating age-based classrooms.
The 5.5-acre farm was started in 2013 by Trust for Public Land, the City of St. Paul and the Wilder Foundation.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Cruz-Guzman v. State of Minnesota, accuse the state of enabling racial segregation in the Twin Cities’ seven-county metro area by supporting open enrollment and the creation of racially segregated charter schools.
How public school districts across Minnesota are adapting to — and embracing — rapidly diversifying student populations.
As the rural economy has evolved, so too has the University of Minnesota Extension, the public agency charged with “extending” the university’s expertise and knowledge into every corner of the state.
Justices ruled 5-4 that public employees now have the right to fully opt out of paying membership dues to labor groups that collectively bargain on their behalf.
The project is exactly the sort of experience that organizers with Girl Scouts River Valleys and Dunwoody College of Technology had envisioned when they teamed up to launch a new STEM-focused camp session.
Universal preschool has a significant positive effect on reading scores of children from low-income homes, but programs targeted to poor children do not.