Metropolitan State University receives grant for paid internships
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:24
Metropolitan State University's Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation (Great Lakes) to create paid internships for university students. This award comes as Great Lakes expands its Career Ready Internship program, awarding $5.2 million in new grants to 40 colleges and universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
KIPP Stand Academy to become KIPP North Star Academy
Monday, 08 September 2014 10:44
KIPP Stand Academy is now KIPP North Star Academy.
Alvin Abraham, executive director of KIPP Minnesota, announced at the 2014 KIPP School Summit in Houston, that the school has officially changed its name to KIPP North Star Academy effective immediately.
PARENTING: Tips to make playtime educational and fun
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 11:11
(StatePoint) Playtime should be fun, but who says it can't also be beneficial to kids? From imaginative play that expands creativity to toys that develop crucial motor skills, kids' play can be a time when learning and fun go hand in hand.
Minneapolis school district shows positive trends in reading, math, science
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:57
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) continues to see positive trends in MCA results for almost all student subgroups in reading, math and science. One of the more notable academic improvements was among students who participated in last school year's mid-year strategies, an increase of six percentage points. Additionally, student gains in both reading and math at grades five and eight significantly outpaced those at the state level. District-wide math and science results increased one percent, while reading results remained steady.