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Colorado teachers stage rally at statehouse to lobby for higher pay

Chanting “You left me no choice, I have to use my teacher voice!” hundreds of Colorado teachers converged on the state Capitol on Monday to demand changes in school funding and to lobby for higher teacher pay and a stronger retirement fund. The teachers, who gathered just before noon in the Capitol rotunda, made...

 

Could Schools Be Doing More With Title I Money?

Over the last two decades, federal grants for educating low-income students have shifted from overwhelmingly being targeted to only the individual low-income students in a building to mostly being used to support schoolwide programs on high-poverty campuses. A new nationwide study of the $15.8 billion Title I program...

 

Arizona teachers call strike vote despite raise plan

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers who have pushed for big raises and an increase in school funding say Gov. Doug Ducey's teacher raise proposal falls short and they're moving to take a strike vote. The leaders of the grassroots group Arizona Educators United posted a video on Facebook Sunday night saying three days of...

 

New Mexico education secretary closes another charter school

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Education Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski is upholding a decision to close a charter school in northern New Mexico with 200 students. Public Education Department spokeswoman Lida Alikhani confirmed Sunday that Taos International Charter School is having its operating charter...

 

Sacramento school superintendent salaries soar, some higher than university leaders

Sacramento school superintendent salaries have exploded in recent years, growing to challenge the paychecks of university presidents. Locally, superintendent salaries range from $240,000 for Sarah Koligian in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, which has 20,353 students, to $330,951 for Christopher Hoffman,...

 

Michigan governor calls for upgrading security at schools

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would spend $20 million to upgrade security at up to 400 schools, expand a tip line that lets students report threats and require schools to incorporate behavioral health assessments into their procedures under a plan Gov. Rick Snyder outlined on Monday. The proposal was developed in...

 

Four Greater Minnesota Cities Awarded Infrastructure Grants

ST. PAUL – Grants totaling $3.25 million were approved by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) for infrastructure projects in four Greater Minnesota communities. DEED awarded the funding from its Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program for projects...

 

Employers: $3.7M in new grants available for dual-training program creation, expansion

A new round of $3.7 million in grants is available April 16, 2018, to help Minnesota employers create or expand dual-training programs in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services or information technology industries. The grants are part of the Minnesota PIPELINE Program, which was established by the...

 

Growth leads to office move

Mesa, AZ, April 17, 2018 – The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) is pleased to announce it has moved its corporate headquarters to the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s (NCAIED) building in Mesa, Arizona; accommodating UNITY’s recent rapid growth. UNITY and NCAIED are am...

 

Man sentenced to 30 years for Blaine toddler's death

A judge has sentenced a 26-year-old man to more than 30 years in prison for killing a Blaine toddler. Nelson Soto-Lopez was sentenced Monday for the 2016 murder of 21-month-old Drake Oliva. His cause of death was ruled a homicide as the result of multiple blunt-force trauma. https://www.twincities.c...

 

22-year-old gets 2-year sentence in man's death after Green Line assault

A St. Paul man who formerly faced murder charges in the death of a senior citizen at a light rail station was sentenced Monday to two years in prison on manslaughter charges instead. After reaching a plea agreement in the case, prosecutors dismissed two murder counts previously facing Cavis Deandre Adams in exchange...

 

People in mental health crises often end up in ERs or jail. An $80M plan is proposed to help

If you are a Minnesotan experiencing a mental health crisis, there’s a strong chance that the police officers or paramedics who respond to your call for help will take you to jail or a hospital emergency room because too few other treatment options are available. Or you may be taken hundreds of miles to another...

 

MN government computers are attacked 3 million times a day. Here's what the state wants to do about it.

Three million times each day, hackers probe the state of Minnesota’s computer systems, which house everything from state workers’ social security numbers to drivers license data for millions of residents. And the state isn’t doing enough to guard against it, top IT officials said Friday as they called for more...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Pushback after Laporte school eliminates music program

LAPORTE—The fate of Laporte Public School's music program—and its lone music teacher—has caused a stir there. Citing declining student interest, Laporte's School Board quietly voted Monday, April 9, to discontinue its music program and put music teacher Louise Bass on unrequested leave. Parents and other...

 
 By Shirelle Moore    News    April 17, 2018

Red Lake Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Constitution

This past Saturday, Red Lake members, families and special guests celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Red Lake Constitution. The event was held at the Red Lake Humanities Center and was hosted by the Red Lake Constitution Reform Initiative Committee (CRI). Upon entering the building, people signed in and picked up...

 

Notice of Comment Period on the Reappointment of Part-Time U.S. Magistrate Judge Jon T. Huseby

The U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota invites comments from members of the bar and public as to whether incumbent Part-time U.S. Magistrate Judge Jon T. Huseby should be recommended for reappointment. Comments should be received by 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday,...

 

New safety measure helps Minnesota schools get a passing grade on tests for lead in drinking water

Is there lead in the drinking water at your child’s school? If so, how much and what is being done to manage, reduce or remove the lead? What is your school doing to prevent lead in its drinking water? Those are questions the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) want...

 

American Indian College Fund Releases 2018 Volume of Tribal College and University Research Journal

Denver, Colo.—April 16, 2018– The American Indian College Fund believes it is critical to support tribal college faculty in conducting research that benefits Native communities and to disseminate research to both Native communities and the wider research community. To that end, Volume II of The Tribal College and...

 

Delta Air Lines receives safety, health award from MNOSHA, recognized April 17

Workplace safety and health representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) will recognize Delta Air Lines' Iron Range Customer Engagement Center as a Minnesota Star (MNSTAR) Program worksite April 17. The recognition event will be at 11 a.m. at 601 Iron Drive, Chisholm, MN. "Delta has shown...

 

'I just have to do it' – teachers struggle with second jobs

OKLAHOMA CITY — Hundreds of thousands of American schoolteachers work second jobs to boost their income. They speak of missing time with family, struggles to complete lesson plans and nagging doubts over whether it’s worth the sacrifices to stay in their profession. Nationwide, 18 percent of teachers work jobs...

 

Teacher walkout was nonpartisan, but politics came into play

As teaches scurried around the second floor of the state Capitol rotunda on Thursday, Aaron Baker strummed his ukulele, singing "Union Maid," one of the many pro-union songs written by Oklahoma-native Woody Guthrie. "I'm sticking to the union, 'til the day I die," sang Baker, who is an eighth-grade history teacher....

 

'Hoosiers' with robots: Small towns play big in Minnesota high school robotics

GREENBUSH, MINN. – In this far corner of northwest Minnesota, where prairie winds howl and highway signs note the distance to Canada, a community of 719 people has created a robotics powerhouse. A team from a village with no stoplights and a high school enrollment of 135 regularly takes on the biggest schools in the...

 

Majority of CPS schools don't have enough Local School Council candidates

This week, Chicago Public School parents, neighbors and school staffers will elect Local School Council members from more than 5,000 candidates. But more than half of the schools will have at least one empty seat after votes have been cast. Some 290 CPS schools, or 57 percent, don’t have enough candidates to fill...

 

Districts say four-day weeks save money, attract teachers

The Harrisburg School District has found its four-day schedule to its liking seven years in. The schedule also gets favorable reviews from communities, say school superintendents in Harrisburg and other Central Missouri districts that are trying the concept. http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20180...

 

Colleges Recruit at Richer, Whiter High Schools

The findings come from newly collected data on high school recruitment visits, when colleges send representatives across the country to court potential students. We gathered data on these visits throughout 2017 for 150 colleges and universities. (The data does not include other forms of recruitment like brochures,...

 

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