Education

St. Paul teachers contract includes pay increase, smaller class sizes

A tentative two-year contract for the St. Paul teachers union includes a pay raise for teachers and agreements on issues teachers say they were most concerned about: lowering class sizes and hiring...

February 24, 2014

Tentative deal reached, with St. Paul teachers' strike vote looming

The St. Paul Federation of Teachers and St. Paul School District have reached a tentative labor agreement ahead of a strike vote previously planned for Monday, Twin Cities media report. That vote...

February 21, 2014

St. Paul district, teachers meet in effort to avert strike

The St. Paul Federation of Teachers and St. Paul Public Schools met with a state mediator in a 12-hour-plus negotiating session Thursday in an effort to avoid a teachers strike, the Star Tribune...

February 21, 2014

Gavel on 100s

Whistleblower Lawsuit Costs Globe University Nearly $1M

After Heidi Weber, one of the for-profit school’s former deans, was awarded almost $395,000 in a whistleblower lawsuit, a judge has now ruled that the school must pay an additional $570,000.

February 20, 2014

Capella's headquarters in Minneapolis

Capella’s Stock Falls On Lower Enrollment, Revenue

The online educator’s new enrollment fell 6.8 percent in its most recent quarter, and its revenue was down about 15 percent.

February 18, 2014

Mayo And UHG Venture Draws Big Nat’l Partners

A UnitedHealth Group and Mayo Clinic joint research initiative called Optum Labs has attracted seven new partners, including Pfizer, the Tufts Medical Center, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

February 13, 2014

Good news in the fight to close Minnesota's achievement gap?

For years, Minnesota education officials have grappled with a vexing achievement gap problem, as many minority students lagged behind their white peers in academic progress. Now there’s a...

February 12, 2014

Teachers may take strike vote in one of state's largest districts

St. Paul teachers could take another step that moves them in the direction of a work stoppage. The Pioneer Press reports the leadership of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers is expected to decide...

February 10, 2014

Small-Biz Owners Sought For Leadership Training Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering local small business owners and CEOs an MBA-like curriculum meant to help them grow.

February 06, 2014

teacher and students in a science classroom doing an experiment

Finding A Private High School That's The Right Fit

Private high school can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Which is the right one for your child?

January 31, 2014

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