Spending early can pay off later.
Updated: January 21, 2013, - 08:40 PM
The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Laureate, is still searching for the promised land.
Updated: January 20, 2012, - 08:40 PM
Her campaign to educate children isn’t about teacher bashing.
Updated: November 18, 2011, - 01:24 PM
It's an unfortunate byproduct of our high-tech age: the internet provides new ways to harass and intimidate. The entire Minneapolis school system and several schools in St. Paul learned that the hard way on Wednesday when more than 60 buildings were locked down after shooting threats appeared on social networking websites.
Updated: March 11, 2010, - 03:54 PM
The Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery put the legacy of his dear friend, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in perspective Monday with great humor and insight. He covered a range of topics during the 20th annual United Negro College Fund/General Mills Martin Luther King breakfast. The 88-year-old minister, founder and former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and King mentor, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and gave the benediction during the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's first African-American president. The following are edited excerpts from his speech and news conference in Minneapolis.
Updated: January 18, 2010, - 07:02 PM
The research is conclusive: A quality, effective teacher is the most important school-based way to help students learn. That's why the Bush Foundation wisely announced a $40 million grant over the next decade to transform teacher-preparation programs in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Updated: January 16, 2010, - 09:26 PM
There are lessons to be learned from the success stories in Minnesota education.
Updated: September 06, 2009, - 10:33 AM
Our country has a crisis [in education] -- a real crisis. We have adopted a set of policies that are simply preparing us to be a second-rate nation. We are competing globally against folks who are investing -- people in India and China who understand that the race is not to figure out how much bauxite you can extract from the ground but how many engineers, scientists, doctors, teachers can you produce. And here in this country, we're still acting like it's 1950. We are so far behind the curve. ...
Updated: June 08, 2009, - 07:45 PM
Norm Coleman met with Star Tribune editorial writers and reporters last week and discussed his continuing legal challenge to return...
Updated: April 18, 2009, - 11:31 PM