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St. Paul charter could be first of closure trend as schools succumb to Pawlenty's funding shifts

2009
Nov 25, 2009

A charter school in St. Paul plans to close next month because of financial problems. 'Skills for Tomorrow' school has continually lost enrollment in recent years, which has only hurt finances, but officials say the governor's shifts in education funding this summer also contributed.

Pawlenty travels state to tout education proposals

2008
Sep 23, 2008

Governor Tim Pawlenty traveled the state today (tues) to discuss education initiatives he'd like to see pass during next year's Legislative session. Most of the proposals are aimed at getting a force of even-better qualified teachers in classrooms.

Traffic moving smoothly despite concerns after 35W bridge collapse

2007
Sep 4, 2007

Fall classes resume today at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus and officials are bracing for traffic problems. The first day back is often chaotic, as nearly 70,000 students and staffers return to campus.

University of Minnesota traffic not too bad despite 35W bridge collapse

2007
Sep 4, 2007

Fall classes resume today at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus and officials are bracing for traffic problems. The first day back is often chaotic, as nearly 70,000 students and staffers return to campus.

Why so many Minnesota schools fail to meet No Child Left Behind goals

2007
Aug 31, 2007

More than a third of schools in Minnesota failed to meet student performance goals last year under the No Child Left Behind law.

A nonprofit is helping Somalis how to navigate complicated school and college systems

2007
Aug 28, 2007

Many of the Somalis enrolled in Twin Cities schools and colleges have had little early exposure to education. Their parents may also have minimal education. All this makes navigating the school system difficult.

Former executive with Medtronic gives scholarships to low-income students at his old high school

2007
Jun 4, 2007

For more than a decade, a retired Medtronic executive has awarded scholarships to low-income students from Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis. Bill Chorske graduated from Edison in 1954.

Higher education bill to face veto

2007
May 9, 2007

The Minnesota House and Senate approved a $3.2-billion higher education funding bill that now goes on to face Gov. Pawlenty's veto. DFL supporters of the bill contend it sticks to basics and makes up for past underfunding of the state's colleges and universities.

House DFLers unveil new Higher Education budget

2007
Mar 28, 2007

House DFLers have unveiled a Higher Education budget that's designed to limit tuition increases to no more than two percent over the next two years

University of Minnesota new basketball coach Tubby Smith introduced at press conference

2007
Mar 23, 2007

Tubby Smith has been introduced as the new head basketball coach at the University of Minnesota.  Speaking in a room full of reporters and fans, Smith, who coached at Kentucky for ten years, said he's thrilled to be at the Big-Ten school.

Legislature debates in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants

2007
Mar 1, 2007

Supporters of in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants packed a two-hour hearing of higher education committees from both legislative houses. Immigrant students and others spoke in favor of the Minnesota Dream Act. It's the third time the idea has come to the legislature.

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