Local Nonprofit Hosts Backpack Drive For Mpls. StudentsParents spent an average of $100 per student on school supplies last year. Many families in one Minneapolis neighborhood can't afford that.
5 Ways To Create The Perfect Study Space In Your HouseOne of the keys to academic success is an organized (and quiet!) at-home study space. Create a homework hotspot in your home, whether it’s located in a designated room or tucked into a smaller nook with these tips.
5 Tips For Students Adjusting To New School SchedulesKids of all ages love the lazy days of summer. Schedules are relaxed and fun is the main focus. These five tips can make falling back into school routines at the end of the summer break can be a lot easier.
More Students Turning To Crowdfunding For TuitionWith the cost of tuition rising every year, crowd fundraising site GoFundMe reports more people are turning to the internet to ask for help. The College Board estimates the average college student graduates with $30,000 in loans.
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.
Kids Overscheduled During Summer Months, Experts SayMany parents think they need to keep their children busy all summer, but experts say too much scheduling may be a bad thing. With so many children overscheduled during the school year, experts say downtime is critical over the summer.
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.
Tuition Hike Proposed For Minn. State Colleges, UniversitiesStudents at Minnesota's state colleges and universities could be paying more for tuition this fall. Prices could go up nearly 3 and a half percent or about $233 a year at the state's seven state universities. That does not include the University of Minnesota.
Students, Staff Locked In Rosemount Middle School Due To ThreatsRosemount Middle School officials have locked the school down after receiving a threatening call Monday morning, according to police.
U Of M Students Develop Smart Water BottleThere's smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs, so why not a smart water bottle? Well, a group of University of Minnesota students have created just that. It's called 'Hidrate Me.'
Senator: Free 2-Year College Would Fight Worker ShortagesA Democratic state senator says offering free two-year college education will fight worker shortages across Minnesota. Sen. LeRoy Stumpf says the state could send about 3,500 qualified students to two-year technical and vocational programs for about $24 million.
Charges: Fmr. Special Needs Teacher Took Inappropriate Pictures Of StudentsA 48-year-old Chaska man has been charged with allegedly taking inappropriate pictures and having inappropriate contact with students at the schools he worked at, the Anoka County Attorney's Office announced.
Bill Seeks To Provide More Counselors For Minn. StudentsKids see school counselors for a lot of things, from trying to find the best fit for college to a crisis in class or at home.
S.D. Panel Votes To Void Transgender Students In Sports PolicyA state House committee has approved a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. The House State Affairs Committee on Monday voted 10 to 2 to support the measure.
Bill Would Update Student Phys Ed Standards, Require TestsA Minnesota state senator wants to hold more schools accountable for their students' physical education. Sen. Susan Kent introduced a bill Monday that would require yearly assessments of students' physical health starting with the 2017 school year.