Hastings Schools food workers strike declared over after reaching agreement
“While this agreement does not reflect what we feel we are worth, our struggle for recognition and respect took a big step forward because of our solidarity," said Hastings High School Food Service Worker Sara Rapp in a statement.
House GOP passes Parents' Bill of Rights Act in clash over schools
The bill would give parents greater oversight of what is taught in public schools. Critics say it is a burdensome proposal that would fuel a far-right movement that has resulted in book bans.
North Dakota House passes school gender pronoun prohibition
Public schools and state agencies in North Dakota would be prohibited from referring to students and employees by any pronouns that don’t reflect the sex assigned to them at birth, under a bill approved by the legislature.
Library association releases report on record book ban attempts in 2022
The report says more than 1,200 book challenges were recorded by the association last year, nearly double the then-record total from 2021.
Tom Hanks to speak at Harvard's 2023 commencement
Hanks, 66, has appeared in almost 100 films. Nominated for an Oscar six times, he won best actor for “Philadelphia" in 1993 and “Forrest Gump" the following year.
MNAid to offer financial aid help for college students with undocumented status
An often cumbersome and confusing process of applying for financial aid will hopefully become more transparent for potential college students.
St. Paul Public School offers bonuses for new hires
The district is giving bonuses of up to $10,000 to help fill vacancies in special education.
Minnesota nonprofit forms partnership with schools to help kids cut down on screen time
Screen time for kids and young adults is a problem, it seems, for almost every family. As research sheds a light on the negative effects too much of it can have on children, a local nonprofit is trying to help find a healthy screen time balance.
Gov. Walz signs free school lunch bill into law
A bill that will provide free school lunches to all students in Minnesota is now law.
Gov. Walz signs free school lunch bill into law [RAW]
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Friday signed the free school lunch bill into law.
80-year-old Hutchinson man inspires by striving for his GED
An 80-year-old Hutchinson man is earning the title "lifelong learner" by inching his way toward getting his GED and inspiring teachers and fellow students along the way. Sam Flom thought he knew everything school could teach him by the tenth grade, so he dropped out and joined the workforce.
99-year-old Holocaust survivor offers powerful testimony at Minnesota capitol
A bill to standardize Holocaust education in Minnesota is currently making its way through committees at the state capitol. On Wednesday, it had a vigorous supporter in Dora Zaidenweber, a 99-year-old Holocaust survivor.
Explainer: What the free school lunch bill will mean for families
It's not law quite yet, but a bill to make school lunch free for students across Minnesota is set to become law.
Overdue library book returned 4 decades later, comes with apology letter
It appeared the book was due on April 25, 1979, according to a stamp.
Lunchables with 'specialized recipe' headed to US school lunch programs
The two Lunchables products headed to schools – Turkey and Cheddar and Extra Cheesy Pizza – have more protein and whole grains and reduced saturated fat and sodium.
Free school lunches in Minnesota: Legislature set to pass bill
The debate over a bill to provide free school lunches for all students in Minnesota is set to hit the Senate floor this week.
More Americans skipping college and turning to jobs that don't require degrees
Americans who came of age during the pandemic are skipping college in large numbers. Many have rejected traditional college paths, turning instead to hourly jobs or careers that don’t require a degree.
SoFi Bank files lawsuit to stop Biden's student loan payment pause
In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in Washington, SoFi Bank N.A. asked a federal judge to overturn President Joe Biden’s latest extension of the payment pause.
'My heart completely melted': 2nd grader dresses like teacher for Superhero Day
Teacher Jaime Deigh expected her students to come dressed as their favorite fictional characters, but she realized not all heroes wear capes.
MPS reviewing ‘encryption event' data breach, warns potentially affected families
Following a cyber attack that disrupted the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) district’s tech systems last week, the district is now warning families some of its data may be impacted.