Education

Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota Department of Education’s finance division. Thanks go to [...]

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By Tom Nelson We live and work in one of the most picturesque places in all of Minnesota. The world of art surrounds us each and every day. It is a where we go for relaxation, enjoyment and stimulation. The arts refresh our spirits and give us inspiration as we attempt to put meaning into [...]

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Despite budget cutbacks, the Stillwater Area High School will have a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) next year. Ryan Laager, executive director of secondary education and K12 curriculum, told the Oak Park Heights City Council on May 27 that the school district intended to decrease the SRO contract with Oak Park Heights Police from 40 [...]

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Are student loans holding our economy back? Certainly America has recovered from the last recession, but this is an interesting question nonetheless. In a November 2013 address before the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Assistant Director Rohit Chopra expressed that college loan debt “may prove to be one of the [...]

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