The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, comes from a team headed by a researcher at the University of Florida who studied reports of child abuse in ages 5 to 11 during the 2015-2016 academic year. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
The lawsuit asserted that children of color have not received a quality education and that ‘[s]chool children in public schools throughout the State of Minnesota, including the City of Minneapolis, the City of Saint Paul, and their adjacent suburban communities, are largely segregated by race and socioeconomic status.’ Read more →
Minnesota could make purple its official state color. It could name a new transit line the “purple line.” It could find a street somewhere and call it Prince Street.
Here’s another idea: It could better support music in public schools. Read more →
Many men have a difficult time recognizing this reality. Why? What threat does recognizing it present?
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There’s certainly a debate to be had over whether the Gaia Democratic School, a private school in Minneapolis, should’ve taken kids in a sex education class to the Smitten Kitten on Lyndale Ave., which calls itself a ‘progressive sex toy store.’ Read more →
Nationwide, seven students — all children of immigrants — were offered admission to every Ivy League school. Four of the seven chose Harvard, including a Minnesota student. Another Minnesota student bypassed the Ivies altogether. Read more →
Steve McKee has died, about a year after he was told he had months to live. Read more →
Students talking about a video game caused a school to be locked down out of fear of a shooting. Read more →
State school chief Kirsten Baesler and first lady Betsy Dalrymple announced a bill they will have filed that will require high school kids to answer questions on the citizenship test as a requirement for graduation. Read more →
The conservative group that’s opposed to the Minnesota State High School League’s proposed policy for transgender athletes has pulled another full-page ad out of the ‘say what?’ file.
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The Minnesota Court of Appeals today settled — for now — the ongoing role of school boards when it comes to campaigning for passage of levy referenda. Read more →
The Minnesota State High School League, the governing body of high school sports, is pretty strict about talented kids jumping from school to school. When a kid transfers, he/she has to sit out a year. Otherwise, high school athletics would become like the pros — ‘free agents’ would be jumping from school to school.
Should it make a difference if the athlete has a disability? Read more →
Here’s another story with the occasional question I pose, for which there doesn’t seem to be a clear answer.
What is it that makes some people thrive, and others in the same situation fail? Read more →
A Fond du Lac Objibwe school educator tries a different way to motivate kids. Read more →
After a tragedy last year, students at St. Olaf in Northfield sent flowers to students at Carleton. Now, a tragic death at St. Olaf gave Carleton kids a chance to return the favor. Read more →