The formulas that determine how aid is distributed have become “outdated and upside-down,” says Sen. Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino-Lakes.
It’s not easy for rural students to visit colleges and universities to learn more about them or participate in sit-down interviews with admissions officers.
In Minnesota, Pell students graduated at a rate 13 percent lower than their non-Pell peers.
An attempt to tweak Minnesota’s new teacher licensure system reveals a rift over how much value to place on formal teacher preparation programs versus alternative routes to becoming a teacher.
Sharon Richards-Noel, a chef, caterer, and owner of West Indies Soul Food Truck, is developing new recipes that will debut in April.
Some worry that a new initiative, “Reimagining Minnesota State,” isn’t all that different from an old initiative, a plan that soured relations between faculty and the system’s former president.
Diversity trainer Eddie Moore will speak from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center.
Georgia’s Fulton County is among a number of suburban districts turning to national nonprofit AVID to shrink achievement gaps and get kids of color ready for college.
The full Legislature will convene later this session to cast votes on two at-large seats, one student at-large seat and one seat from Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District.
The class roster generally includes 20 to 24 students. Half of them are enrolled in special-education services. The other half are general-education students.
Learn to Live, an online cognitive behavioral therapy program, is offered free to University of Minnesota students. “It’s streamlined, it’s effective, it’s quick,” says student Sawyer Boyles.
Among the 30 college and university presidents in the Minnesota State system, half are women and a third are people of color.
Minnesota has the widest gap in reading scores between white and nonwhite students in the nation.
Companies need more people with degrees but struggle to find them.
“The current system our special-education teachers follow is not an easy one. It is repetitive. It is costly. It is burdensome. It is complex. And it is exhausting,” said Denise Dittrich, a spokesperson for the Minnesota School Boards Association.
During his first couple of years at Riverland Community College, something as basic as not being able to afford food threatened to derail Oballa Oballa. Now he’s helping meet other students’ needs.
The state’s public colleges are taking a closer look at their longstanding achievement gaps and experimenting with new ways of closing them.
In some ways, the scene felt reminiscent of the youth-led gun reform movement that defined much of last session — albeit on a much smaller scale.
Democratic and Republican legislative leaders express similar appetites for working in a bipartisan fashion to set the education budget this year.
Systemic education issues in the spotlight this year signaled a growing appetite for change — in how students’ health needs are met in school, in how students are disciplined, in how school safety is addressed, and more.