Education

U of M approves 1.5 percent tuition hike for in-state students; 7 percent for nonresidents

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved a plan Wednesday that will raise tuition for Minnesota residents by 1.5 percent, while out-of-state students will see a 7 percent jump. The...

June 24, 2015

Geek Squad Academy

Geek Squad Academy Engage Students In STEM

More than 20,000 students have attended workshops since Best Buy launched it in 2007.

June 11, 2015

For-profit college chain with two Minnesota campuses to close for good

The students now studying at Sanford-Brown colleges, a for-profit higher education system with two campuses in Minnesota, will be the last to pass through the institution. The parent company of the...

May 07, 2015

Which MN colleges have the biggest impact on graduates' earnings?

Graduates of Carleton College and a community college in Fergus Falls can expect to make more money than those who attended similar schools, a Brookings Institution report shows. The report “...

April 29, 2015

Senator's scaled-back plan for free college would target worker shortages

A northwestern Minnesota lawmaker has scaled back his plan to ease worker shortages in certain industries by having the state cover tuition at 2-year colleges. Under DFL Sen. LeRoy Stumpf’s...

April 07, 2015

Hamline University appoints its 20th president

Hamline University has revealed that its 20th president will be Dr. Fayneese Miller. Taking over from retiring Linda Hanson this summer, Dr. Miller is currently the dean of the College of Education...

April 07, 2015

Minnesota native becomes first non-Norwegian to head Norway university

A Minnesota native and Augsburg College graduate has been appointed the new president of Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), Norway’s largest university college...

March 29, 2015

Minneapolis Public Schools to lay off more than 100 staffers

The Minneapolis Public School system will be eliminating dozens of positions in order to relocate funds back into the schools, reports note. Officials are expected to eliminate roughly 120...

March 22, 2015

Dayton to spend extra $866M from budget surplus on free pre-K care, tax cuts

Gov. Mark Dayton has revealed an extra $866 million in state spending proposals over the next two years as a result of a higher-than-expected budget surplus. At a news conference Tuesday, the...

March 17, 2015

New Report Blames Twin Cities Housing Policies For Segregation

The author, Myron Orfield, says the metro's racial segregation is due to government apathy and "well-meaning but misdirected" efforts by housing advocates and school reformers.

March 05, 2015

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