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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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STRIDE Academy was once one of...

Apr 30, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – While STRIDE Academy leaders say they embraced the school’s newfound diversity, they struggled to adapt to...

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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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