Many students are starting a long weekend tonight. That’s because most schools are closed Thursday and Friday for an annual statewide teachers’ conference.
Five Globe University students filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday against their for-profit school, alleging that the school lied to students on everything from transferability of its credits to its inferior accreditation. Globe University is a Woodbury, Minn.-based career college offering degrees in 40 program areas, enrolling 7,803 students across 20 locations that include Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Students at one Minneapolis school won’t get to use their playground when they head back to class on Tuesday. A fire destroyed the playground equipment at Hmong International Academy near Jordan Park.
The excitement of the first day of classes for Minneapolis Public Schools came with some apprehension due to Monday’s sweltering heat. The district got permission to begin the school year a week before Labor Day four years ago. Most classrooms are not equipped with air conditioning. The principals and teachers in Minneapolis did what they could to make sure students were as comfortable as possible.
Going back to school can be absolutely terrifying to some kids, who sometimes end up worrying about how their peers and teachers will view them. Those are all things Dr. Gretchen Lewis-Snyder has heard in her office.
Gov. Mark Dayton is challenging school leaders to find ways to lower Minnesota dropout rates, saying a diploma is essential to success in society.
University of Minnesota police officers say they warned two students after they were caught engaged in sexual activity at the U’s Bell Museum last week. A 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were discovered at the museum.
The former Shattuck-St. Mary’s teacher charged with seven counts of sexually abusing six students changed his plea to guilty on Friday, according to the Rice County Attorney. Lynn Seibel, 71, taught at the Faribault boarding school and was accused of sexually assaulting six males students from 1999 to 2003. He’ll now be sentenced on Oct. 4.
Like many Americans, lawmakers will have this week off for the 4th of July, but that break has Minnesota college students and their parents wondering what’s next for their student loan rates.
Training camp won’t be the same — and neither will Minnesota State, Mankato — after Gage Hall is destroyed Saturday. It’s been home to students and the Vikings during training camp.
Minnesota schools are adjusting after the USDA issued new guidelines on the amount of fat and calories contained in snacks made available in lunchrooms.
When school closes, many children find themselves dealing with a difficult problem — the loss of a nutritious meal each day. That’s because they may not be able to get one at home. That’s why there are programs like the Summer Food Service run by the Minnesota Department of Education.
In the wake of the gravel slide incident that rocked Peter Hobart Elementary School, many Minnesotans are looking for a way to help the students and their families, including parents of classmates. One of those parents also happens to own a cheesecake shop, with plenty of room for donations.
Parents ran into a St. Louis Park elementary school “sick and heartbroken” Wednesday following a gravel slide that authorities say left one fourth-grader dead, two others injured and one missing.
Nearly 50 elementary school students are sick following a trip to YMCA Camp Pepin earlier this week, officials say. Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen said a group of fifth graders from Akin Road Elementary brought the illness – which is reportedly acting like a norovirus – with them to the camp earlier this week.