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How school districts around Mi...

Sep 24, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Schools often double as safe havens, offering immigrants and other marginalized youth and their families...

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Student homelessness and refra...

Sep 14, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – As another school year gets under way, a handful of nonprofits and foundations are gearing up to launch a...

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‘In seeking justice, you can’t...

Sep 2, 2017 by

Alan Page: “To have the first word of the school’s name be ‘justice’ — which is at some level what they were seeking in the...

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Twin Cities teachers grapple w...

Aug 26, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – In response to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia — where KKK members, white supremacists,...

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Immigrant groups seek new lang...

Aug 22, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Minnesota Advocates for Immersion Network Growth of language immersion schools in Minnesota from 1976 to...

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Teachers of color reflect on n...

Aug 15, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – The need to diversify the teacher workforce garnered quite a bit of attention this past legislative session....

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Students in north Minneapolis ...

Jul 21, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – When Patricia Abrams heard a bunch of commotion outside of her home off Penn Avenue in north Minneapolis...

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Why the English Learner label ...

Jul 17, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – When Song Vaj enrolled her children at the Minneapolis Public Schools’ Hmong International Academy in 2014,...

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Minnesota State’s Summer...

Jul 8, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – When Nick Gustafson, 18, applied to North Hennepin Community College to pursue a degree in nursing, he...

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Advocates push to ensure Minne...

Jul 4, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Before Be Vang became an educator, she went through the public school system as an English language learner....

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Minnesota adds a new pre-kinde...

Jun 24, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – The hallways at Prodeo Academy, a K-8 charter school in the First Lutheran Church building on the outskirts...

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How a Rochester program is hel...

Jun 17, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – When Suzana Deng, 34, came to Rochester, Minnesota, in the winter of 2003 as a Sudanese refugee, she wound...

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Hal Pickett: Childhood anxiety...

May 23, 2017 by

By Andy Steiner – A child’s life is a bed of roses — or at least that’s how might seem to an adult burdened with the cares of...

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Teacher licensing overhaul sen...

May 19, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Thursday morning, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a long-awaited bill to reform the state’s broken teacher licensing...

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Considering scholarship tax cr...

May 16, 2017 by

 By Nathan Strenge – As a current Minnesota teacher with experience in both private and public schools, I feel compelled to...

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The three ‘musts’ ...

May 15, 2017 by

By Ilya Gutman – Several years ago, my son took an AP U.S. history course in high school; I was helping him with it, in the...

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Naming rights and wrongs at th...

May 14, 2017 by

By Marshall H. Tanick – The controversy over the recent announcement that the University of Minnesota is renaming its School of...

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What early childhood investmen...

May 9, 2017 by

By TraNeicia Sylvester – As Minnesota lawmakers, early childhood advocates, and nonprofit professionals publicly share their...

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Support for higher education i...

May 8, 2017 by

By Tim Wise – There has been much made about baby boom retirements and an impending shortage of workers. The Minnesota...

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Youth addiction crisis: Confer...

May 1, 2017 by

By Andy Steiner – No one is more familiar with Minnesota drug-abuse statistics and policy than Carol Falkowski. As CEO of Drug...

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