The state automatically allocates more money toward special education costs every year, but can’t keep up with rising costs. “It just shows the skyrocketing, escalating cost of special education,” said state Sen. Carla Nelson.
“Those who are not familiar with these statistics are often shocked to hear that students in preschool are three times more likely to be suspended than kids in K-12,” said Rep. Ruth Richardson, DFL-Mendota Heights.
A threshold of vaccination rate of ninety percent or higher is needed to ensure safety of the general population.
The Equity and Opportunity Scholarship Act would allow donations to scholarship foundations to be credited against state income taxes. The foundations would use the money to give private school scholarships to low- and middle-income students.
Senate File 299 would require the Minnesota Department of Education to establish a five-star rating system for schools.
The Rural Immigrant Access Clinic is a for-credit class that offers law students the opportunity to learn firsthand how to help vulnerable immigrants understand potential avenues for relief, including protection claims like asylum or family-based petitions.
The formulas that determine how aid is distributed have become “outdated and upside-down,” says Sen.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.