Mpls. Public Schools Reports High Graduation Rates; St. Paul Remains SteadyA report from the school district says more than 64 percent of MPS students graduated within four years, up 5 percent from last year. The report also says graduation rates are up across all student groups.
Study: Mpls. Graduation Rates Fall Below 50 PercentLess than half of all Minneapolis students do not graduate high school, according to a recent study by the Center for Reinventing Public Education.
Private School Helps Mpls. Public School Students Aim For GraduationFifty-nine percent of Minneapolis public school students graduate from high school, a number that is slowly increasing. But there is a program students can attend in the summer that will up those chances to 99 percent.
Mpls. School Shattering Graduation Rate Statistics -- In A Good WayFifty percent of urban youth graduate high school in the city of Minneapolis. For Hispanic and black students, the rates are even lower. However, for eight years, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School has been shattering statistics.
For Senior Prank, Mound Westonka HS Graduates Honor Teachers, StaffAs graduation nears, high school seniors often have a tradition of an end of the year prank. Mound Westonka is no different, but this year, the Class of 2015 took a different approach -- instead of a practical joke, they decided to honor the retiring principal and all the school staff.
Get Movin' Monday: June SalesIt's time to turn a new page on the calendar. June is here and that means time to save some money! Consumer reporter John Ewoldt from the Star Tribune gets us movin' with great bargains for the month of June.
Survey: Americans To Spend $4B On GraduatesStudents all over the country are putting on their caps and gowns and getting ready to say goodbye to school. And their loved ones are preparing to spend big bucks to congratulate them. A National Retail Federation survey shows Americans are planning to spend a whopping $4.77 billion on graduation gifts this year.
Survivor Of 2008 School Bus Crash Graduates As ValedictorianSeven years ago, rescuers in southwest Minnesota faced a horrifying scene when a van slammed into a school bus near the town of Cottonwood. But from that tragedy comes a heartwarming gesture, seven years later, from a student who survived and went on to become valedictorian.
Get Movin' Monday: Springtime DealsAre you regretting not buying the complete set of patio furniture last year? Well, there's a good chance you can find it at a discount right now. It's just one of the things on sale the month of May.
Augsburg College Celebrates Its Most Diverse Graduating Class In HistoryIt was the most diverse graduating class ever at Augsburg College this weekend. Of the 425 graduates getting diplomas Sunday, 30 percent are people of color.
Minnesota Could Add Civics Test To Diploma RequirementsMinnesota could join other states in requiring high school students to pass a civics test before getting a diploma. A new bill at the Capitol would add the U.S. citizenship exam on civics to graduation requirements starting with the 2016-2017 school year. North Dakota and Arizona have already enacted similar laws.
Recommendations Heard To Improve Education For Native American StudentsNumbers released on Tuesday showed that Native American students in Minnesota have among the lowest graduation and highest dropout rates in the country.