Do UMN students agree with the controversial group "Students for a Democratic Society"'s attempt to block free speech on campus?
Stillwater School District Superintendent Denise Pontrelli is recommending the board delay the vote to close three elementary schools until March 3, 2016. The opposition groups oppose the delay; request the board to reject the delay and Vote NO on the plan at the Feb. 11, 2016 meeting.
A Minnesota school district faces possible legal action by citizens opposed to the proposed closure of three elementary schools. Stating that the district has lost the "fundamental trust of the citizens," the group claims that a lawsuit would be "designed to protect everyone in the district from arbitrary, rushed and capricious overreach by the board and district leadership."
Do students at the University of Minnesota want their professors to unionize if it means they may have to pay more in tuition? Alpha News asks students what they think of the push to unionize
According to the University of Minnesota Academics United website (an affiliate of SEIU Local 284), faculty are seeking unionization to “restore a strong faculty voice in University governance and give us more power to oppose the erosion of research funding, community connections, teaching resources, and tenure lines.” In addition, the website points out that the union is working for “decent pay” and “job security” for faculty.
Remember when you were in elementary school and you brought heart-shaped cards with candy Scotch-taped to them to distribute to your classmates on Valentine's Day? ...
Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s kid-on-the-street interviews reveal how things have changed for American children. While most of the cute kids interviewed...
School District Superintendent's adult children's failure to disclose relationship when speaking in support of controversial elementary school closure plan riles community.
JJudge denies Sibley East School District's motion to require Nathan Kranz pay $2.9 million in damages.
Minnesota may often be thought of as a state with quality public education, but many may not realize that it has one of the largest achievement gaps in the country. CBS Minnesota explains only 16% of African American high school seniors are college ready, compared to 61% of whites. In addition, Minnesota’s Native and Latino students have the lowest graduates in the nation. Literacy rates play a role in these large achievement gaps. With the help of the Board of Directors, Keller’s organization has collected and distributed roughly 1.8 million books, and she is only 15 years old. Her next goal is to reach 2 million books collected and distributed.