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Hamline picked to open racial healing center

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The goal of the center is to make higher education institutions a place to take on issues of structural racism, racial hierarchy and white privilege.

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Error exposes private info on thousands of South Wash. Co. students

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Leaders of the east metro school district apologized Thursday for a massive, accidental release of information on some 9,000 students in an email attachment sent to the parents of most district students.

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St. Paul schools should market to skeptical parents, consultant says

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The report calls on St. Paul to hire a marketing and communications director and develop marketing plans for each school.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: Henry Louis Gates Jr. on race and class in America

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The Harvard professor and documentary filmmaker explores the question: What would we tell Martin Luther King Jr. if he came back and wanted to know what had happened?

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More than scores: MN rethinks assessments of English language learners

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State education officials are using an update in federal law to try to tackle one of education's thorniest problems: how to teach students with limited or no English skills.

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Counter Stories: Affirmative action in higher education

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This week, Counter Stories takes on the issue of affirmative action.

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'The oldest not-18-year-old'

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A descendant of slaves sold to save Georgetown University in 1838 will be a member of this year's freshman class — at age 63.

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Minnesota math performance slipping; reading up slightly

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Statewide proficiency gaps between students of color and white students have widened for every racial group in both reading and math since the state set its 2012 gap-reduction goal.

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Students' robots fly into 3M headquarters

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A couple of dozen robots briefly took over the plaza at 3M's Maplewood headquarters Friday, as Minnesota high school robotics teams showed off their machines.

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Minnesota presses new plan to grade school performance

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State officials are close to changing the measures used to evaluate schools performance. Skeptics warn the plan may end up lowering the bar for school success.

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I-35W bridge failure turns into powerful teaching tool

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For new engineers, the 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis has become more than a textbook case of design failure. Some colleges are using remnants of the wreckage to hammer home lessons on professional duty.

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State Supreme Court: Globe, MN School of Business made illegal student loans

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Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business offered between $3,000 and $7,500 per loan, bearing interest rates between 12 and 18 percent, according to the ruling.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: Job skills for now, and the future

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Three speakers at the Aspen Ideas Festival considered their lengthy experiences in government and the private sector and then looked into the crystal ball to determine which job skills and attributes will be in highest demand now, and in the workforce of the future.

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Segregation's Back

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

People who lived through the desegregation era see their former schools fall back into segregation.

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Transgender student guidelines for Minn. schools draws impassioned crowd

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State education officials have approved a set of optional guidelines for transgender students -- a "toolkit" with suggestions for district professionals on topics like field trips, sports and restrooms.

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