Macalester, Carleton, St. Olaf, the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University all signed on to amicus briefs in support of affirmative action.
NAMI Minnesota began offering Ending the Silence pre-COVID, but demand for the class is up as rates of mental illness among young people continue to rise.
The anonymous donor requested that the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health spend the money within a year and that about a quarter go to Fidgety Fairy Tales, a musical theater group that performs at schools to help children understand mental illness.
States with the highest ratios of these hires relative to the student population include Washington, Utah, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Maryland.
A considerable portion of last week’s Nobel Conference was dedicated to exploring the impact of technology and social media on youth mental health.
While some applauded the efforts, others, including students, say the university should be more transparent and include student voices in its decision-making.
Within hours, attorneys representing the plaintiffs, a group of Twin Cities parents, said they would appeal the seven-year-old school desegregation suit to the state Supreme Court.
The conference takes place Wednesday and Thursday at the campus in St. Peter and online via Zoom. Organizers say this year’s speakers include a range of scientists and academics who look at their work — and the world that influences it — through a lens that challenges mainstream ways of thinking.
Schools scramble to fill special ed slots with bonuses & incentives. But, says one advocate, “that’s kind of a Band-Aid on a bullet hole.”
Taxpayers assume an estimated $300 billion worth of loan debt for students whose educations often took longer and cost more than expected, led to jobs that didn’t pay enough to cover their loans or never led to a degree.
In an interview with MinnPost, the interim director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota talked about efforts to train teachers on how best to teach students about the Holocaust that killed 6 million Jews.
The University of Minnesota, founded on tribal land with a history of injustices against Native Americans, is now finding ways to reckon with that past.
Schools often discriminate against parenting students, and services for them have dwindled. New abortion restrictions could force more young people to drop out.
The Pillsbury United Communities money is the lifeline for a senior class that persevered through a string of tragedies, including COVID-19 and the George Floyd murder and aftermath.
While other schools are experiencing cuts as well, Kurth thinks Southwest was hit harder because of the decreasing enrollment numbers following redistricting in 2020.
In the first in-person, semi-normal school year since Minneapolis Public Schools stopped using armed police as school resource officers, the district is testing a program where community members act as violence interrupters.
Educators emphasized that they want to have a complete mental health team at each school, not a rotation between a counselor, psychologist and nurse throughout the week.
Emergency daycare, complex talks about labor, and concern for how long the strike will last were just about universal for MPS families. Some parents brought children to picket with teachers, while others questioned the strike.
The amendment — which would make it the “paramount duty” of the state to provide all children in Minnesota with a quality public education — will require a majority vote of the state House and Senate to get on the ballot this fall.
From social studies standards to the spread of COVID-19, expect these stories from the last year to continue to play a big role in education discussions in the year ahead.