Education

State Accuses Two For-Profit Colleges Of Misleading Students

Lori Swanson's lawsuit alleges that the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University misrepresented job opportunities available to criminal justice graduates; the schools denied the allegations.

July 22, 2014

Part-time professors at St. Thomas say no in unionization effort

A broad effort to organize nontenured college instructors at private colleges in St. Paul saw a setback as adjunct instructors at the University of St. Thomas voted overwhelmingly against forming a...

July 22, 2014

Eagan for-profit college ordered to close

Everest Institute in Eagan is part of a chain of for-profit colleges that has been ordered to stop enrolling students. The Pioneer Press reports that the Eagan school is one of the schools the...

July 21, 2014

Silicon North Stars

Twin Cities Teens Take Weeklong Trek To Silicon Valley

Through an initiative called “Silicon North Stars,” 16 local ninth-graders are learning first-hand about technology from leading-edge companies and burgeoning startups.

July 17, 2014

Debt dip: Minnesota college students carry slightly less debt

The debt hole that Minnesota college students have been digging themselves into has stopped getting deeper. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education reported that ­Minnesota college graduates...

July 15, 2014

U of M president gets rave reviews, contract extension

Calling him an “outstanding leader,” the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Wednesday extended the contract of President Eric Kaler for five years, in a move designed partly to...

July 09, 2014

Two Former Colleagues Reunite To Launch Exec Search Firm

Marcia Ballinger and Lars Leafblad have formed Ballinger | Leafblad, Inc., and their initial clients include the Bush Foundation, CaringBridge, the University of Minnesota, and more.

July 08, 2014

U of M to drop same-sex domestic partner benefit coverage

About 11 months after same-sex marriage was made legal in Minnesota, the University of Minnesota says it’s dropping its same-sex domestic partnership benefit program, the Minnesota Daily...

July 02, 2014

Preschool Franchise Seeks Twin Cities Expansion

The Goddard School franchise has a goal of opening 30 new schools every year for the next five years, and it hopes the Twin Cities will be one of its main growth regions.

June 25, 2014

MnSCU chancellor gets new contract; critics raise questions

Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, has a new three-year contract.  MnSCU officials issued a news release Monday to announce the new deal, even...

June 16, 2014

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