Education Minnesota applauds Senate passage of U.S. Every Child Achieves Act
Thursday, 16 July 2015 15:36
Education Minnesota President Denise Specht released the following statement in reaction to passage by the U.S. Senate of the Every Child Achieves Act, the bipartisan overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law.
MPS represents school nutrition interests at White House forum
Thursday, 02 July 2015 15:16
Minneapolis Public Schools' Director of Culinary and Nutrition Services Bertrand Weber represented school districts from across the country at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship last week. The forum brought together key human and animal health groups involved in antibiotic stewardship, which is the development, promotion and implementation of activities to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics.
The odds are often stacked against them. Foster youth are less likely than their peers to attend and graduate from college—in part because they often lack a stable support system and don't have the financial means to pay for tuition, room, board, books and other expenses. Yet, some, with use of Education and Training Vouchers from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, are overcoming the odds.
Metropolitan State University designated as Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:24
The National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that Metropolitan State University's application to be designated a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Defense (CD) Education was approved. Metropolitan State has been recognized as a National Center of Excellence since 2005. The certification process occurs every five years for the designation. The current award will extend through the 2020 academic year.
Fanice Thomas selected Metropolitan State University outstanding student
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:21
A Columbia Heights resident and Kenya native, whose research addressed how Western media have contributed to negative body image for Kenyans, has been selected a Metropolitan State University outstanding student. Fanice Thomas was chosen spring semester outstanding undergraduate student in the university's College of Health, Community and Professional Studies. She was one of 986 bachelor's, master's and doctorate students receiving degrees at Metropolitan State's 96th commencement exercises on May 4 in Saint Paul.