Education

Proposal to offer free tuition at some Minnesota colleges under scrutiny

Plans to offer free two-year courses to recent high school graduates at Minnesota’s predominantly rural state colleges face opposition in the State Capitol. The plan has been identified as...

January 15, 2015

University of Minnesota joins nationwide autism study

The University of Minnesota is joining a national study that aims to get a more accurate picture of how many children in the U.S. have autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

January 07, 2015

Minnesota AG proposes more protections for college students

Students who attend for-profit colleges or borrow money to pay for college deserve better customer service, according to Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. Swanson said Tuesday she has...

December 31, 2014

Learn It Your Way

Businesses enlist the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system to offer custom training to meet pivotal workforce needs.

December 19, 2014

Flu outbreak means early winter vacation in a few Minnesota schools

At least two Minnesota schools have canceled classes for the rest of the week because so many of their students and staff are out sick with the flu. In the metro area, the Convent of the Visitation...

December 17, 2014

Minneapolis schools superintendent abruptly resigns

Bernadeia Johnson, the superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools for the past four years, resigned her position Tuesday. The school district said in a news release late Tuesday afternoon that...

December 16, 2014

The Nerdery launches school to train new software developers

A Minneapolis-based tech company, with the backing from many big-name businesses, is starting a school for aspiring software developers – an in-demand career where positions are going unfilled. The...

December 16, 2014

Bloomberg grant aims to bring better public services to Minneapolis

Minneapolis has $900,000 coming its way in each of the next three years and it’s the city’s residents who stand to gain the most. Mayor Betsy Hodges announced Monday that Minneapolis is...

December 15, 2014

Oops, my bad: Secret $10m school sale revealed on board member's blog

A school board member has been left red-faced after he revealed confidential information about the sale price of Duluth Central High School on his personal blog. Avid blogger Harry Welty wrote that...

November 29, 2014

Minnesota nonprofit to buy troubled for-profit college chain

A Minnesota nonprofit will pay $24 million to buy a collection of for-profit colleges that spans more than a dozen states. A new subsidiary of Oakdale-based Educational Credit Management Corp. will...

November 21, 2014

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