A failing grade for Minnesota schools has more to it than meets the eye.
MPR’s Tim Pugmire reports today several House GOPers are urging Gov. Mark Dayton to reject new Department of Education social studies standards because they do not stress the value of American patriotism.
China and Illinois have been recruiting targets for the U for a few years now. The five-year trend maps, though, show just how important that growth has become.
Maybe there’d be less violence in the news if more people knit.
There have been a couple of suicides at Hastings High School in the last week or so, a subject that requires an honest and somewhat clinical look at the cause.
The economy’s been lousy for four years and the level of student debt topped $1 trillion last year. It’s a combination that, nationally, has turned many young Americans into student loan delinquents. If there’s good news here, it’s that Minnesota institutions are showing the lowest levels of student loan delinquencies, The Federal Reserve Bank of Read more →
If you’re a public school student, and you aren’t reading at grade level, have you been denied an education?
Survey numbers suggest the complaints teachers have about the job they do aren’t unique to their profession.
A student is ordered to perform community service after his family cheered too loudly at his high school graduation.
A story out of Texas has us wondering where the line is between the letter of the law and common sense.
There are lots of humbling aspects of being a parent of a teenager. Among them, is the uneasy realization that they are getting smarter than you. Proof of that comes to me daily in the SAT Question of the Day. With my son starting to look at schools and getting ready for the ACT, I’ve Read more →
Gopi Ramanathan of Sartell made it to the finals of the National Geographic Bee, competing this morning with the top 10 finalists left from several million mostly middle-aged middle school-aged kids who competed in local and regional bees across the country for the chance at a $25,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galápagos Read more →
The National Geographic Bee is hands-down the best of the student academic competitions. The 2012 national finals start today — and our guy is in it. By our guy, I mean Gopi Ramanathan from Sartell. I’ve covered lots of student academic competitions over the years but the state geographic bee was always my favorite. These Read more →
I have lots of sympathy for high school principals this time of year. You know you’re going to have to deal with some kind of senior prank. The only questions are how bad will it be and how do you react? Often, it’s easy. Break the law or damage property and there’s no question teens Read more →
Many employers say they can’t find workers with the right skills even though there are plenty of people looking for jobs. Long-term unemployment remains a problem, and recent college graduates are joining the ranks of the unemployed or underemployed. So what’s the problem?