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Minnesota is less likely to of...

Feb 10, 2018 by

By Erin Hinrichs – When Hudson Benites’ kindergarten teacher identified him as being potentially gifted, his parents had him...

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Unpacking the pending St. Paul...

Feb 8, 2018 by

By Erin Hinrichs – At the outset of teacher contract negotiations between the St. Paul Public Schools district and the St. Paul...

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Minnesota Department of Human ...

Feb 5, 2018 by

By Erin Hinrichs and Greta Kaul – Last fall, the state Department of Human Rights delivered letters to 43 Minnesota school...

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St. Paul teachers vote to auth...

Feb 1, 2018 by

Strike vote. The Star Tribune’s Anthony Lonetree reports: “The union representing 3,700 St. Paul teachers and school support staff...

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A look at the two leaders spea...

Jan 11, 2018 by

  By Erin Hinrichs – With more than 80 years of combined experience — and failed attempts at retiring in common — Dennis...

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YWCA Minneapolis’ anti-b...

Dec 24, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – As the national news cycle continues churning out stories of sexual harassment allegations taking down adult...

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Students’ lawsuit in Edi...

Dec 13, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Gathered outside at a park adjacent to Creek Valley Elementary School in Edina last Thursday afternoon, a...

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Northfield’s TORCH progr...

Dec 2, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Inside a study hall classroom at Northfield High School, on a recent afternoon, students made themselves...

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Minnesota taxpayers largely sa...

Nov 29, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – This fall, 98 school districts in Minnesota asked voters to approve referendums to support everything from...

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Ruth A. Myers was a lifelong a...

Nov 13, 2017 by

By Mary Treacy – Ruth A. Myers was known as the “grandmother of American Indian education in Minnesota.” A persistent voice for...

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‘What can we do?’:...

Nov 6, 2017 by

By Jim Walsh – For five years, Slam Academy in northeast Minneapolis has been teaching eager students how to program beats,...

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Whatever happened to time-outs...

Oct 22, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Creative Commons/Flickr/Eric E Castro During the 2016-17 school year, there were 1,251 K-5 suspensions in...

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How one man is challenging the...

Oct 12, 2017 by

By Erin Hinrichs – Keary Saffold’s personal experiences navigating the education system have inspired him to challenge the...

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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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