Education

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

Minnesota college grads shoulder some of the heaviest student loan debt in the US

Minnesota has ranked high on another list – but this is one many college graduates would prefer not to be on. A new report from the Project on Student Debt by the Institute for College Access and...

November 13, 2014

New University of Minnesota device can detect cancer, heart disease in minutes

In just a few years, it may very well be possible for a doctor to detect any number of potentially serious ailments with just a single drop of a patient’s blood. A team of researchers from...

November 13, 2014

Med schools training at top speed, but Minnesota doctor shortage looms

A new estimate of how an impending doctor shortage will hit Minnesota says the state is on track to have 2,000 fewer physicians than it needs over the next 10 years. The group Minnesota Needs...

November 12, 2014

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