“But our goal is, really, to get all colleges in Minnesota on this pathway towards serving adult learners better, especially former students,” said Meredith Fergus, head of the MN Reconnect program.
Even as net prices begin to fall at some schools, many families are priced out.
A one-of-a-kind ballot question could be a bellwether of sentiment toward academia.
Recognizing the appeal of social media among adolescents, three instructors specializing in second language acquisition investigated how it might be best leveraged to support English literacy development in the classroom.
As demographic changes transform the student makeup of many classrooms around the state, they have also impacted the state’s high school sports scene.
As classrooms across the state continue to become more diverse, so do the names on teachers’ student rosters.
By reducing barriers for students and their families — addressing basic needs like stable housing, job training and mental and physical health care — such schools aim to better equip at-risk students to succeed.
“We have had an influx of new families that have managed to come to Long Prairie, and they have their kids in our schools, which is absolutely great,” said Mayor Don Rasmussen.
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.