The Minnesota Department of Education is in the midst of a review of the state’s social studies standards, which will set the framework for what students will learn in their social studies classes for the next 10 years.
The omnibus commerce and energy policy and finance bill includes $16 million for solar projects on K-12 schools and nearly $5 million for community colleges.
A growing number of employers are paying new employees while they train.
While U.S. employers often tout benefits that promise to subsidize a college education, most workers can’t tap them. That may be changing.
Interpreting students’ success requires also considering student proficiency rates, realistic time frames, individual district results and other factors, educators say.
“There was a time when community colleges had an inverse relationship with the economy. The economy’s up, enrollments down; economy’s down, enrollments up. Well, we’re in a new norm,” said Kay Frances-Garland of Saint Paul College.
One of America’s biggest universities is ending its version of a longstanding practice that derails millions.
“I think it shows that when it comes to the issues, there are areas where we can come together,” said Rep. Jamie Long, “and that includes making sure that we have a workforce that is inclusive, that is ready for taking the jobs.”
“It’s a very scary feeling to know that all this is happening right outside of our doors, right in our streets, right in our community, and it feels like we’re not supported or not cared for in a way that we should be,” said student Aniya Bailey.
The Minnesota Department of Education is required to spend some of the funds on addressing learning loss, through enrichment — i.e. learning activities beyond the school day, including after-school programs — and summer learning.
Most classes in the innovative year-round, two-year+ program will be taught virtually, using a gamification-based technology platform designed for the university by Google Cloud.
Emmanuel College’s unusually long-serving leadership has already survived earlier brushes with mortality.
A provision of House File 1081 would squeeze off a pipeline that’s attracted hundreds of diverse, successful educators with the promise of permanent licenses.
A few districts and charter schools plan to be in distance learning for at least several more weeks, including the largest district in Greater Minnesota: Rochester.
Schools have dealt with remote learning violations and mask-wearing offenses, and have had an opportunity to rethink harsh discipline.
These stories from 2020 — including the St. Paul teacher strike and anti-racist reform efforts — are worth keeping an eye on into the new year.
In Minnesota, a vaccine allocation workgroup will begin to iron out the details for the next phase the week after Christmas.
The onset of COVID-19 and corresponding job loss has disrupted plans for high school workers just as it has for adults.
Some schools have cancelled their programs, while others are considering virtual options. At least one school has continued sending students abroad.