A new report out by the Project for Student Debt finds 70 percent of Minnesota college students graduate with some sort of student debt. On average, they owe $30,894, which puts Minnesota as the 5th highest in the country for student debt.
Although the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of the state, Minneapolis Public Schools says it doesn’t anticipate canceling class.
Cretin-Derham Hall, a private high school in St. Paul, went on lockdown Thursday morning after school officials say a gunman was spotted nearby.
While the Shakopee Sabres football team works out behind the school, trainer Christy Hager is inside the school building treating players who get bumps and bruises.
With Labor Day marking the end of summer, many kids will be heading back to school this week. “I’m kind of looking forward to getting back into the groove I guess,” University of St. Thomas junior Megan Nichols said.
Traditionally, Tuesday would have been the first day of school across the state, but many districts started last week. And that’s a trend that’s impacting more than just the kids involved.
As the last handful of days in August wind down, that marks the end of summer and the beginning of another school year. Monday is the first day of school for a number of students around Minnesota, including Minneapolis Public Schools, the state’s largest district.
Minneapolis Public Schools has rolled out a new achievement program that will specifically address the needs of the largest demographic group within the district — black males.
With school starting in less than two weeks, parents are urged to make sure their children’s vaccines are updated. For the first time in Minnesota, vaccines are required against Hepatitis A and B for kids entering early-education programs.
St. Paul Public Schools is considering a later start time for high school and middle school students. “Studies have been shown that they have different sleep patterns than smaller children and adults and they are better performers later on in the day,” Creative Arts High School teacher Lora Healam said.
Minnesota has won another year’s break from having to abide by proficiency goals and sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education renewed waivers Thursday for Minnesota and four other states that have implemented alternative achievement and improvement plans in place of a one-size-fits-all federal standard.
School starts in less than a month for most kids, but school shopping has been in full swing for weeks. The back-to-school section has been set up for weeks at the Walmart in Andover, Minn. and store manager Todd VanStraten says two big trends have emerged.
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