If there’s anything good that can be said about the marathon that is Minnesota’s standardized testing season, it’s that the politics of the exercise are still invisible to the kids stuck holding the No. 2 pencils.
Sometimes sheer numbers bury the most essential details. Take the 800 or so Fulbright scholarships awarded to students in the United States each year, with most Minnesota schools announcing at least one.
By Cynthia BoydFriday, April 11, 2008
In a whirlwind weekend, the Nobel Prize-winning human rights activist will deliver a public lecture, march for peace on Minneapolis’ North Side and see a touching student production on the importance of peacemak
Will state leave No Child behind? Don’t bet on itOn the face of it, the House version of the current state budget bill calls for Minnesota to opt out of No Child Left Behind, the federal education accountability law.
John Meyer is prepared to turn his first campaign for national office — his first campaign, that is — into a full-time job.He just has to graduate first. By Brian Voerding
Maybe it’s a little bit hype, the marketing surrounding Chester E. Finn Jr.’s new book, “Troublemaker, A Personal History of School Reform since Sputnik.” Then again, looking at what he’s done, maybe not. Read more…
Contrary to the views expressed by many “family values” advocates, parents throughout the state strongly support comprehensive sex education in our schools, a new University of Minnesota survey finds.
Mike Marcotte stood in a Capitol hallway outside the House floor on a recent weekday morning, craning his neck every time the doors swung open and a legislator emerged. Read more… By Brian Voerding
At a time when the need for affordable housing is increasing, there’s some good news in the steel beams and foundation walls at East 24th Street and Park Avenue South in Minneapolis. Read more… By Cynthia Boyd
A new report gives more weight than ever to the claims of SaveWCAL, the organization that continues to oppose the 2004 sale of the St.
Shelby Davis was late for dinner. Davis was wandering with a friend through the United World College campus on a warm, clear evening in Montezuma, N.M. The year was 1998.
MinnPost wrote in November about 8,700 Minnesotans laid to rest in unmarked graves.
Jehona Syla spent her first three years as the College of St.
I was late to my only meeting with Chuck LaBounty.It was a balmy afternoon in May 2003, the twilight of my sophomore year at Hamline University.
When Flat Earth Brewing Co.’s first 22-ounce bottles hit stores almost exactly one year ago, Jeff Williamson and his wife, Cathie, had little idea what to expect.They hoped people would fall immediately for local craft brews, the way they had some s
While a recent University of Minnesota study on biofuels and global warning was garnering attention across the country, some folks closer to home were fuming about its implications.The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association http://www.mnsoybean.org a
With more folks trending toward the localvore movement (that is, consuming only local food), they face a vexing question: What, exactly, is the definition of local?Clearly the definition won’t cover international products, like those popular grapes
You may not have realized it, but the road map to world peace was hammered out Wednesday in a sunny green-and-white room in St.
Barack Obama walks in the footsteps of Shirley Chisholm, the first major-party African-American candidate for president in 1972. African-American singer Lena Horne paved the way for the likes of actress Halle Berry and singer Beyonce.