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The University of North Dakota is taking heat over shirts students choose to wear over the weekend which some are calling flat-out racist. A group of students photographed themselves wearing the shirts and posted them online.
For some, like our Excellent Educator pick from just last week, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. Others hear the call a little bit later. This week’s honoree took some time to explore the world before deciding to mold young minds.
Hundreds of thousands of kids in St. Paul will soon be getting a better education. It’s not because their teachers are doing anything different. It’s because they’ll be able to see the board and their books better.
Thomas Rademacher, the 32-year-old English teacher from the FAIR school, was named the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year on Sunday.
Rademacher teaches English at the FAIR school in downtown Minneapolis. He is the first winner from the West Metro Education Program district, a voluntary partnership of 11 school districts.
A new survey ranks Minneapolis-St. Paul near the top of the list of the nation’s most populous metro areas for college degree attainment among young adults. The only metropolitan areas that ranked higher were Washington, Boston, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. A true excellent educator is passionate about helping their students’ successes, no matter what the challenge.
A tentative agreement has been reached that should prevent the possibility for teachers to go on strike in one of Minnesota’s largest school districts. On Tuesday, the Anoka-Hennepin School District’s director of communications said that the school board reached an agreement with the union representing the teachers.
The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers voted to ratify the contract agreement reached earlier this month with Minneapolis Public Schools Saturday. Votes were tallied Saturday morning after voting closed Friday night at 11:59 p.m.
It is an unmistakable sound in nature. A chorus of voices we don’t often get to hear up close, let alone see in person. But at the Wildlife Science Center in Columbus, visitors can witness this unique melody while learning at the same time. “Our mission is science education for kids that makes it fun,” said Peggy Callahan, the center’s executive director.
A teacher’s strike could be looming in the Anoka-Hennepin District. The Anoka-Hennepin District and its 2,800 teachers have been negotiating a new contract for 10 months with little results.
High schools that start later in the morning may be doing their students a world of good, according to a new study released by the University of Minnesota. The three-year project, commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control, studied five Minnesota high schools.
A House education committee has approved a bill granting current or former military members and spouses temporary licenses in a variety of fields. The licenses are for professions such as teaching, social work or architecture. The bill endorsed Friday is one of a few under consideration because of the many professions the push encompasses.
Several members of a House education committee favor repeal of a law that requires a basic skills test for teachers. The K-12 education committee met to consider a task force’s report on the test.
When most teens are taking a break from reading and writing, dozens of high schools students choose to spend their Saturday in a classroom. They are part of Minds Matter, an organization that helps low-income students prepare for college success over a three-year program. The Twin Cities chapter of Minds Matter was founded by Kelly Miller. “We’re trying to show them that there’s a lot that the world has to offer, and there’s a lot they can achieve,” Miller said.