A report by a law firm hired by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents says the university followed its own rules and the law when it suspended 10 football players last year in a Title IX investigation of the sexual assault of a woman. Read more →
There’s a fair amount of theater in matters involving football but University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck, a showman of the first order, provided a genuine moment yesterday when he gave a big nod to a kid who’s been showing up for the team and never played a game. Read more →
Of course, reality is different than what’s on the op-ed page. Kids are still going to get homework, classes will start at sun up, and teachers will still have to spend their own money, if they want the supplies they think their students need. Read more →
Students in Bemidji, Minn., owe the school system about $15,000 for school breakfasts and lunches, but unlike many other school districts around the nation, it won’t be using the scarlet letter approach to try to get them to pay up. Read more →
An idea hatched by some private schools — including Blake in Minneapolis and Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul — may be about to revolutionize how your kids get into college, let alone how they approach their work in high school.
They want to get rid of grades and course information in high school transcripts. Read more →
A Minnesota school district is putting weight behind the philosophy that substance abuse deserves treatment more than punishment.
Up until recently, the long-time policy for athletes in the Austin, Minn., schools was if a player is caught using chemicals, they’re benched for nine games or nine weeks, whichever is longer. A second offense carries a one-year suspension from the sport. A third infraction carries an additional year’s suspension. Read more →
Although he’s given credit for the assertion, Thomas Jefferson never actually said ‘an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.’ Maybe he knew better. The country has now survived 241 years, most of them with a sizeable percentage of the population having no clue about the origins of the nation. Read more →