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Minnesota lawmakers aim to boost teacher diversity, shrink achievement gap
February 11, 2019 - 4:56pm
ST. PAUL -- A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers is hopeful that data illustrating the state is one of the worst in the nation when it comes...
DPI seeks $6 million to train teachers in computer science, cybersecurity
February 10, 2019 - 2:09pm
BISMARCK -- North Dakota is looking to make computer science and cybersecurity courses accessible to all students across the state. A group of...
UND law school looks internally after failed dean search
February 9, 2019 - 5:01pm
GRAND FORKS — Although an external search for a new University of North Dakota School of Law dean was not successful, faculty, staff and students...
Why don't all school buses have seat belts for kids?
February 9, 2019 - 2:41pm
FARGO — Children are taught to wear seat belts to stay safe in a vehicle, but when they board a large school bus there's no way for them to...
Almost 8,000 sign petition asking Burgum to pardon school snow days
February 8, 2019 - 4:34pm
BISMARCK - Gov. Doug Burgum indicated a willingness on Friday to consider granting waivers on a case-by-case basis for school districts that...
ND teacher brings escape room concept to classroom
February 8, 2019 - 4:29pm
DICKINSON, N.D. -- For some students, a classroom can be a place from which they can’t wait to escape. Dickinson High School English Language...
Bill to give free year of tuition to STEM students fails in North Dakota Senate
February 8, 2019 - 2:41pm
BISMARCK — A bill that would have given STEM students a break on tuition their senior year failed to garner enough votes Friday in the Senate....
Legislators mull Burgum’s proposal to boost Challenge Fund
February 4, 2019 - 4:50pm
BISMARCK - As state dollars for the Challenge Fund have dwindled, North Dakota higher education officials say the program that raises money for...
'To Kill a Mockingbird' substitute irks Duluth teachers
February 2, 2019 - 3:03pm
DULUTH — Nearly a year after announcing it would remove "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Huckleberry Finn" from its English curriculum, the Duluth...
ND State Board of Higher Education considers revamped structure
January 24, 2019 - 5:12pm
BISMARCK, N.D. -- As Gov. Doug Burgum continues to push his plans for a revamped, three-board governance system for higher education, the State...
University of Minnesota spends $10 million to keep critical research going during shutdown
January 22, 2019 - 7:38pm
ST. PAUL — As the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on, the University of Minnesota is covering $500,000 per day worth of government...
Minnesota appeals court blocks lawsuit over teacher tenure, again
January 22, 2019 - 7:04pm
ST PAUL -- Minnesota’s courts can decide if students are deprived of their right to an adequate education, but a group of parents arguing teacher...
Bill directs Legacy Fund earnings to research universities
January 16, 2019 - 5:12pm
BISMARCK — University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy says he is “excited” about a bill backed by legislative leaders that could...
Settlement to provide over $340K in debt relief to North Dakota students
January 16, 2019 - 4:32pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Attorney General's Office has announced that 151 North Dakota students will receive more than $340,000 in loan...
Kennedy: North Dakota must prepare for future of education
January 15, 2019 - 6:38pm
BISMARCK -- Presenting to the House Appropriations Education and Environment Division Tuesday, Jan. 15, University of North Dakota President...