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No lawsuit immunity for universities

Universities and colleges have joined corporations in lobbying Congress for sweeping immunity from lawsuits if workers, students, or customers get COVID-19 while on the...

Pandemic, Trump immigration policies wreaking havoc on students — and the U

The pandemic and the Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies have created vast uncertainty for international students — and the University of Minnesota’s finances and educational landscape.  The...

Teachers write: We are committed to ending racial injustice in our...

Juneteenth is supposed to be a momentous and jubilant occasion, the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.  The celebration...

’11-year-olds are aware…and they’re fed up’: Teachers, parents tackle difficult conversations...

Triasia Givens first had the talk with her son when he was 3. She didn’t want him to be shocked by racism, so she explained...

COVID-19 heightens fears about child hunger over summer break

Schools across the state saw their meal counts plummet this spring despite their efforts to make free meals accessible to families — amplifying concerns...

Data show disparities between Black and white Minnesotans in education, income,...

George Floyd’s death after a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes sparked outrage and protests in Minnesota and...

Minnesota is resegregating its schools, and it’s bad for all of...

School segregation is often thought of as a 20th century problem — ancient history, something that was solved in the 1960s and 1970s. But...

Minnesotans owe it to each other to keep their distance during...

High school seniors and their families aren’t the only ones who will miss the big, traditional graduation ceremonies this year. Educators will, too. We take...

Minnesota will be recovering from COVID-19 for years

It seems like this has been going on forever. On March 6, I wrote the following in our newsletter, Daily Reformer:  With Super Tuesday over...

Will the federal government help Minnesotans get better broadband?

WASHINGTON — In one Minnesota tribal community, children recently had to gather in the front yard of a nearby house so they could access...
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