Today MinnPost is launching a new education blog, Learning Curve, by Beth Hawkins. It replaces The Next Degree, which focused solely on higher-education coverage.
For many Americans, a college degree seems more unattainable than ever.
From Century College to Normandale, MnSCU’s persistence efforts are paying off: Its first- to second-year retention rate has risen 2 percentage points in the last year.
Ten years ago, Europe’s ministers met in Bologna, Italy, to create a sort of common European education market. A three-year bachelor’s degree would replace the longer first degrees offered by most European universities.
America’s 50 best community colleges are listed as part of Washington Monthly’s College Guide. What makes these colleges better than the rest?
COLUMBIA, S.C.—Eight freshmen in flip-flops, shorts, and T-shirts assemble around a library table at the University of South Carolina to puzzle out homework from an introductory accounting class.
Memories of brainstorming for the future MinnPost.com are surfacing as I prepare to leave for a full-time editing job at Finance and Commerce.
BOSTON — If you’re a college freshman this fall, the Beloit College Mindset List says you can’t write cursive.
That’s OK, Billy Madison couldn’t either in the 1995 film. He failed to correctly write “buzz” and “Rizzuto” in cursive.
The University of Minnesota and six Minnesota liberal-arts colleges make the magazine’s top 100 list.
Families looking for colleges that give students a broad foundation in required “core” classes have a new tool available.
WhatWillTheyLearn.com grades more than 700 colleges and universities on their general education requirements.
As she got to know the community through her role as managing director of theater and dance at the University of Minnesota, Sherry Wagner-Henry noticed that no post-graduate program existed to “steward” professional arts leaders and managers.
A tweet from MnSCUfan this week sent me to a fun video produced by the Cinema Division at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
Maureen Reed, who chaired the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents during the 2002 presidential search, raises an intriguing question in an Aug. 8 Chronicle of Higher Education story.
Deep in the heart of President Obama’s address Monday in Austin, Texas, was a quip that ought to crack up anyone who has ever filled out a FAFSA.
From researching the impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to exploring food webs in the Upper Mississippi River, two Minnesota-based teachers are staying busy this summer.
The AIDS epidemic is still front and center in Kampala, Uganda, where 12 University of Minnesota students and five faculty members from various schools are participating in a two-week Global Health Institute with educators from Africa.
Independent Tom Horner is the first gubernatorial candidate to meet with faculty at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Today’s tour includes the new Science Teaching + Student Services building.
In a blurry video, a financial aid officer at a for-profit college tells an applicant to leave off any mention of a $250,000 inheritance when filling out aid applications, saying it’s really not the government’s business.
The applicant was an under
Tuition isn’t going down. Textbook prices are still on the rise. But at least one area of college financing is headed in the right direction: Interest rates on loans are falling.
Fourteen University of Minnesota graduate and undergraduate students are Fulbright scholars, and three early-career educators from Minnesota have received five-year, $150,000 fellowships from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.