Data breach affects applicants, students and employees at U of M between 1989 and 2021

The data obtained included dates of birth, Social Security numbers and passport information, according to a news release from the University of Minnesota.

State Science Fair and Science Bowl programs safe for another year, but future remains uncertain

The Minnesota Academy of Science secured $100,000 in new donations and pledges to support the programs for another year.

U.S. Department of Education names 9 National Blue Ribbon Schools in Minnesota

The schools were recognized for either narrowing achievement gaps or their high overall academic performance.

Eastern Carver County Schools splits from Grace Church, moves 2024 graduation to Target Center

Attorneys said the district faced "considerable risk of litigation" if the church continued to host commencement ceremonies.

Judge dismisses part of lawsuit by ex-Hamline instructor who showed Prophet Muhammad images

The portion of Erika López Prater's case alleging religious discrimination will be allowed to proceed.

St. Paul Public Schools notifies students about winter data breach

Names and email addresses may have been accessed, the district says.

Minnesota professors begin new year amid academic freedom debate: 'Treading on eggshells'

Hamline University, which was at the center of a controversy last fall, is hosting a forum on the topic this week.

After first week of class, Minneapolis school district still needs hundreds of teachers

The district added hundreds of other new positions this year and now faces an almost 15% vacancy rate.

University of Minnesota will pay more than $200,000 to search for new president

Costs reported so far are comparable to the ones from past searches.

Minnesota education activists, DFLers argue ban on student restraints needs to stay

Minnesota Republicans have called for a special session to repeal the measure that prompted several law enforcement agencies to pull out of schools.

Do you have what it takes to lead Minneapolis Public Schools?

Applications are now open for the permanent superintendent position, with hopes of picking someone by the end of the year.

Renters sue incomplete Dinkytown apartments over 'bait and switch'

Attorneys for four different renters say Identity Dinkytown accepted rent money in August despite knowing the building wouldn't open on time.

St. Paul's new East African Elementary Magnet offers cultural lessons to attract families

The community helped recruitment efforts for the school, which is part of the district's strategy to counter declining enrollment.

Minneapolis charter school finds new North Side home after rental dispute with landlord

The Legacy of Dr. Josie R. Johnson Montessori School has moved to Family Baptist Church. The school's old landlord, Our Lady of Victory Church, has "ceased operations."

It's the first day of school for most Minnesota students. Here's what to expect.

More than 800,000 kids are back in the classroom as free meals and new school safety initiatives kick in.

Overcoming pandemic setbacks: How Minnesota colleges are helping freshmen thrive

New orientation programs are geared toward helping students recover from pandemic learning losses.

As Minnesota kids go back to class, school choice pushes districts to up their marketing strategy

Public school enrollment in the state has stalled in recent years as more families opt for private schools or homeschooling.

Minneapolis Public Schools has begun to contact families whose data was accessed in February hack

The cyberattack paralyzed computer systems across the district in February; a ransomware group claimed responsibility in March.

Carleton College ends legacy admissions after affirmative action ruling

After the U.S. Supreme Court limited the consideration of race in admissions, some people pushed schools to also stop considering an applicant's ties to alumni or donors.

Robbinsdale Schools and superintendent mutually part ways

David Engstrom's last day was Monday. He came to the district in July 2021.

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University of Minnesota paid $2 million in legal fees on UCare litigation

The U argues the expense stopped UCare from making changes to its board in 2022, setting the stage for a settlement announced last week.

New $2,000 Minnesota State Fair scholarship aids study of skilled trades

Lex Lewison of Owatonna will use his scholarship to learn increasingly complex automotive service technology.

Teachers: What do you want parents to know for the upcoming school year?

It's time for students and teachers to head back to school. If you're a teacher going back to the classroom, what's something you'd like parents…

Who pays for food, tech and gas during college? How to set a budget beyond tuition.

These so-called hidden expenses add thousands of dollars to the yearly cost of college, but planning and budgeting for them can help avoid financial surprises that prevent students from earning degrees.

St. Cloud State first in Minnesota to offer cannabis education certificate

The online courses will include instruction in horticulture, compliance, business and health care.

University of Minnesota tests drug against deadly fungal infection

Successful trial offers hope of a new treatment against a growing problem worldwide.

High CEO-to-worker pay ratios could affect company investment, University of Minnesota prof says

University of Minnesota professor and three co-authors published a study showing that institutional investors and others looked at the ratio when rebalancing portfolios.

10 years after first graduating class, U of M Rochester looking for 'imaginative solutions'

The university started with ambitious goals but has settled into a role as a smaller institution focused on a health care workforce.