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‘The early signs are not encou...

Apr 22, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – On Thursday morning, former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., delivered a keynote address to a...

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Minnesota proceeds with cautio...

Apr 19, 2017 by

By Sam Brodey – A little over a year ago, Barack Obama signed into law the biggest K-12 education reform in over a decade: the...

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Citing a desire to ‘speak free...

Apr 16, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Minneapolis School Board members aren’t afraid to admit there’s room for improvement when it comes to...

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Almost 50 years ago, Oregon Tr...

Apr 16, 2017 by

By Greta Kaul – MECC Conceived for a class at a public school in Minneapolis, “Oregon Trail,” is among the most popular...

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To Nellie Stone Johnson, union...

Apr 11, 2017 by

By Tom Beer – Nellie Stone Johnson was an African American union and civil rights leader whose career spanned the...

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The long history behind Americ...

Apr 4, 2017 by

By Greta Kaul – Chronic absence — missing more than 10 percent of the days in a school year for any reason — is a big problem...

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Rising mortality rate among wh...

Mar 27, 2017 by

By Susan Perry – In 2015, two Princeton University economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, reported the startling finding that,...

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Minnesota is really good at co...

Mar 23, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Earlier this month, the state office of the legislative auditor released a report detailing the...

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Minneapolis North High School ...

Mar 20, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – When the 2016 graduation rates were released last month, an onslaught of celebratory press releases quickly...

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How, exactly, does Minnesota p...

Feb 18, 2017 by

By Greta Kaul – Of all the issues that seem to come up every single session of the legislature, education funding — the amount...

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Grants help explore ways to ge...

Feb 17, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – For Pakhoua Vang, 21, the transition from Como Park Senior High in St. Paul to Concordia University was...

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A snapshot of Minnesota’...

Feb 10, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Last Friday afternoon, Sarah Colin’s classroom at West Junior High in Shakopee was humming. Hunched over her...

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U of M professor’s memoir reca...

Feb 2, 2017 by

By Amy Goetzman – When Fred Amram visited Germany as a tourist in 1960, he pointed to a spot in the air to show his wife where...

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What kind of early-education h...

Jan 31, 2017 by

By Sondra Samuels and Barb Fabre – There is strong bipartisan agreement about the need to help young Minnesota children living...

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Oxfam is wrong about ‘obscene’...

Jan 29, 2017 by

By Peter Zeller – Last week Oxfam released a sensational report that said eight people have “obscene” wealth, as much as the...

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Black male professionals and s...

Jan 16, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – As President Barack Obama said more goodbyes last week, one of his education officials made his way to...

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Beyond recruitment: How Metro ...

Jan 6, 2017 by

By Gregg Aamot – At Metropolitan State University, students who show signs of struggle in the classroom can expect an email or...

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The 6 education stories to wat...

Dec 29, 2016 by

By Erin Hinrichs – When it comes to education issues, the term “community engagement” gets tossed around a lot — and rightfully...

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Legislative group adopts frame...

Dec 23, 2016 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Despite failed negotiation attempts last Friday to hold a special session before 2016 wraps up, Minnesota...

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How one education nonprofit is...

Dec 16, 2016 by

By Erin Hinrichs – When Rashad Turner stepped down from his leadership role with Black Lives Matter in the city of St. Paul in...

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