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Community colleges and their students improvise to deal with pandemic

Rory O’Brien had a plan. By fall 2020, the Minneapolis Community and Technical College student hoped to finish 880 internship hours needed for her addiction...

DeVos finalizes sexual assault rules that critics say ‘roll back the...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finalized rules Wednesday that the administration says will improve due process in campus sexual assault cases, but that critics...

Minnesota State has too many campuses; here’s how to reduce them...

For a small state, we sure have a lot of state university campuses. Small means 5.64 million souls. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has...

Minnesota State University Moorhead to cut 10% of jobs

Minnesota State University Moorhead will cut 10% of jobs over the next two years in the face of a $6 million budget shortfall, the...

Minnesota higher ed in crisis, administrators tell Legislature

Minnesota’s public colleges and universities face steep financial shortfalls during the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education officials told legislators Tuesday. Between dwindling enrollment, canceled events, refunds...

We don’t know how many Minnesota students are absent from distance...

Showing up to school is one of the most important factors in a student’s academic success — but Minnesota won’t have a reliable record of...

Distance learning may worsen Minnesota’s achievement gaps, experts say

As essential workers with four children at home, there’s no such thing as weekends anymore for Kelsey Henningson-Kaye and her husband. As a physician assistant,...

‘I can only do so much’: Families of kids with disabilities...

By the seventh day of distance learning, Simone Lott could have used a day of rest. When Minnesota schools closed in mid-March, Lott found herself...

St. Paul teachers strike for first time in over 70 years

Class was cancelled for more than 36,000 students in St. Paul as teachers began an open-ended strike Tuesday with picket lines in front of...

There are as many homeless kids in Minnesota as the population...

More than 9,000 Minnesota students were identified as homeless at the start of the 2019-20 school year, according to data from the Minnesota Department...

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