Education

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

MSU-Mankato, Riverland establish in-state tuition program for Iowa students

A new program is giving some Iowa high school students the opportunity to attend a couple Minnesota colleges for the same price as an in-state student. The Future Maverick program allows a student...

June 08, 2014

Thomas Friedman

What MN Values Mean To A Pulitzer Prize Winner (Video)

Thomas Friedman, a New York Times columnist, said he’s “always looking for Minnesota” in each of the subjects he covers.

June 02, 2014

St. Paul Considers Later Start Times For Middle, High Schools

Roughly 40 percent of U.S. high schools start the school day before day before 8 a.m.

June 02, 2014

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