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  • GOP lawmakers ask feds to reject Minnesota school accountability ... - Minnesota Public Radio News
    published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:40:59 GMT
    Minnesota Public Radio NewsGOP lawmakers ask feds to reject Minnesota school accountability ...Minnesota Public Radio NewsTwo of Minnesota's Republican legislative leaders say Minnesota has erred yet again with a plan crafted in response to the 2015 federal replacement for No ...and more »...
  • Burnout causing Minnesota teacher 'crisis' | KARE11.com - KARE
    published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:47:25 GMT
    KAREBurnout causing Minnesota teacher 'crisis' | KARE11.comKARE"We are seeing a mass exit out of our profession," said Denise Specht, President of Education Minnesota, the state's teacher's union. One reason? Burnout.and more »...
  • A University's New Rules on Rape - Inside Higher Ed
    published on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:03:56 GMT
    Inside Higher EdA University's New Rules on RapeInside Higher EdThough Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has given institutions more flexibility in sexual misconduct cases, none, including Minnesota, have publicly strayed from the Obama-era rules clarifying how colleges should interpret Title IX of the Education ......
  • Group wants Wisconsin boy allowed to dance in Minnesota - Education Week
    published on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:28:52 GMT
    Group wants Wisconsin boy allowed to dance in MinnesotaEducation WeekWhile Title IX bars sex discrimination in any education program that receives federal funds, Thompson contends that dancing does not qualify as a sport that schools can use to achieve gender equity. He said the foundation would argue "is it necessary ...and more »...
  • Minnesota: a friendly place for teachers - SW News Media
    published on Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:08:40 GMT
    SW News MediaMinnesota: a friendly place for teachersSW News MediaWhen it comes to money, Minnesota has the 27th best average starting salary for teachers and the 16th best average annual salary in general for teachers. As an education-focused state, Minnesota ranked 16th for how much money is spent per student in ...and more »...
  • RCTC Student Senate provides emergency food aid - Post-Bulletin
    published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:41:00 GMT
    Post-BulletinRCTC Student Senate provides emergency food aidPost-BulletinIn the mean time, RCTC students and others from around the state are working to make overarching changes for Minnesota community college students, in partnership with Lead MN, a student organization representing community college students throughout ......
  • We must weed out Minnesota's lousy charter schools - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    published on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:07:25 GMT
    Minneapolis Star TribuneWe must weed out Minnesota's lousy charter schoolsMinneapolis Star TribuneOne of my biggest surprises moving to Minnesota in 2016 was to discover the size of its persistent economic gaps, along both racial and geographic lines. These challenges have been around for a long time and are complex, touching education, housing, ...and more »...
  • Today's culture wars were foretold in tiny Floodwood, Minn., more than 70 years ago - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:02:45 GMT
    Minneapolis Star TribuneToday's culture wars were foretold in tiny Floodwood, Minn., more than 70 years agoMinneapolis Star TribuneThe question was on many minds, including that of Theodore Brameld, an energetic, idealistic — many would say left-wing — education professor at the University of Minnesota. Forty miles west of Duluth, in the town of Floodwood (pop. 570), Brameld ...and more »...
  • Why Minnesota isn't going to get Amazon's headquarters - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
    published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:50:24 GMT
    Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)Why Minnesota isn't going to get Amazon's headquartersMinnesota Public Radio News (blog)In creating its scorecard, CNBC looked at public transportation ridership, workforce educational attainment, local area job growth, airport passenger traffic, and the number of accredited post-secondary education institutions in each city. The top 20 ...and more »...
  • Ailts: Open textbooks and the future of higher education - Minnesota Daily
    published on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:42:32 GMT
    Ailts: Open textbooks and the future of higher educationMinnesota DailyCollege students in Minnesota spend around $1,300 on textbooks, and between 2002 and 2013, the price of college textbooks has soared 82 percent (almost three times the rate of inflation). According to research by the advocacy group U.S. PIRG, 65 ......