If need be, schools will deploy backup plans that range from expanding class sizes to employing long-term substitute teachers to help bridge critical gaps in staffing.
Four years ago, lawmakers set a goal to dramatically increase the proportion of Minnesota adults who hold any sort of postsecondary educational qualification. Yet progress has been slow.
Both incumbents seeking re-election, Zuki Ellis and Steve Marchese, along with challenger Chauntyll Allen, have secured endorsements from the DFL Party and local teachers union.
Minneapolis Public Schools launched a hands-on training program in June, in an effort to combat a continued bus driver shortage that’s impacted districts all across the state in recent years.
The higher education world has been rocked by the news that the University of Alaska’s state appropriations were slashed by nearly $136 million, 41% of its general fund appropriation to the university.
Diversifying the teacher corps is widely accepted as a key lever in addressing the state’s wide, persistent achievement gap.
“It’s a scam,” said Andy Borst, director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Wealthy families are manipulating the financial aid process to be eligible for financial aid they would not be otherwise eligible for.”
The Jeremiah Program supports low-income, single, working mothers in pursuit of career advancement through higher education. Groundbreaking for its latest outpost, in Rochester, is scheduled to take place next week.
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.