Group Calls For Hate Crime Charges In Applebee's AssaultThe Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for hate crime charges to be filed after one woman allegedly attacked another who was speaking Swahili in a Coon Rapids restaurant.
Charges: Woman Attacked For Speaking Foreign Language At Applebee'sA Ramsey woman faces charges after allegedly attacking a woman at an Applebee's restaurant because the victim was speaking a foreign language. Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch, 43, faces third-degree assault charges.
ACT Testing To Be Given To All Minn. High School JuniorsA big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That's because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.
Mpls. English Teacher Named MN Teacher Of The Year 2014Thomas 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.
English Teacher Named Minnesota's Teacher Of The Year An English teacher who teaches classes in Minneapolis and Crystal has been named Minnesota's teacher of the year for 2014. Thomas Rademacher has taught at the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource School since 2006. The K-12 school has campuses in downtown Minneapolis and in Crystal.
Investigation Pending Into Death Of Park Health & Rehab PatientAuthorities said they're looking for an outside agency to launch an investigation into the death last month of a Park Health and Rehab patient. The city of St. Louis Park said police responded to a report of a Park Health and Rehab patient behaving erratically while in possession of a knife and scissors on July 14.
Beyond Bounds: 9 Reasons Why Simone Is Now Your Favorite MN Soccer StarYou knew Minnesota had a professional soccer team, right? Those of you bashfully nodding yes are probably lying – market research has shown as little as 3 percent are aware that pro footballers exist in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Student, St. Paul Native Dies From Bacterial MeningitisA University of Wisconsin-Madison senior from St. Paul has died just days after being hospitalized for bacterial meningitis.
Wis. Court Upholds Verdict Against Fired ProfessorA Wisconsin appeals court has ruled against a chemistry professor who was let go from the Milwaukee School of Engineering because of his limited English skills.
Melrose Basketball Team Transcends Language BarriersOne of the top-ranked boys basketball teams in the state is learning a new language in order to help out a teammate.
Student Writing Centers Buttress Skills Corroded By Social MediaNational studies show our kids are flunking when it comes to a basic skill -- being able to write.
St. Paul Elementary School Launches New Bilingual ProgramAs you walk the halls of Riverview West School of Excellence in St. Paul, you hear the constant buzz that's associated with a new school year. But listen closely and you might hear something else: Bilingual preschoolers.