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Your Morning Coffee

Other, non-bin Laden stuff that happened this past weekend: WaPo: The Obama-Meyers tag team plant some zingers on Barbie and Ken. “Michele Bachmann is here. She is considering running for president. Which is weird, because I hear she was born… Continue Reading →

You have died of dysentery: A history of The Oregon Trail

City Pages profiles the creation, and three Minnesotan creators, of The Oregon Trail — one of computing’s earliest educational games and simulators.

The morning coffee

Winona Daily News: [via Bluestem Prairie] WSU English professor Chuck Ripley thinks that if Rep. Steve Drazkowski is serious about making English the official language of Minnesota, Draz’d better remember to remove all that Latin from state statutes, too. Bologna…. Continue Reading →

Professors Get Hit Hard Across the State

It’s no news that recent budget cuts (and more expected during the next legislative session) have been hitting the educational system pretty hard. And now, according to WCCO, Minnesota State University, Mankato has laid off another 12 faculty members ‚Äî… Continue Reading →

Are We Tossing out Empty Politics?

The New MinnPost Pollen Poll shows that 34 percent of us believe Tom Horner is the most qualified candidate to serve as governor, but only 11 percent actually believe he stands a ghost of a chance. Hmmm…. sure, I get… Continue Reading →

Newsweek Declares Southwest High School Best in State

According to City Pages, Newsweek has declared Southwest High School the best in the state. Never mind the crowded classrooms, the ancient facilities and the general lack of college campus-like opulence compared to its palatial suburban rivals: Southwest High School… Continue Reading →

Schools Lose Almost a Third of Their Funding

Barataria does a solid job of explaining how the state budget cuts will impact education The bottom line for K-12 education in Minnesota is $6.9 billion per year from the State of Minnesota.¬† Compared to the deal reached recently, we… Continue Reading →

Film Festival Screens “Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter”

On Thursday, Americans for UNFPA in partnership with Minneapolis – St. Paul International Film Festival will be screening Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter, a moving film about a woman struggling to protect her daughter against the traditional practice of female genital cutting…. Continue Reading →

Rural Minn. School Replaces Books With iPads

“The latest Apple sensation — the iPad — has been in stores for a little more than a week. But already the consolidated school in Winthrop is set to put one in the hands of every student…..” ‚Äîvia WCCO “The… Continue Reading →

Higher Education Braces for More Cuts

With the ink barely dry on the latest round of cuts to higher education funding, the state‚Äôs public colleges and universities are already bracing for more cuts next year. The University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities… Continue Reading →

Anti-Muslim Incidents in Schools Raise Concern

(via Strib) The Minnesota chapter of a national Islamic civil liberties group has asked federal education officials to investigate what it calls “growing racial and religious tensions” in the state’s schools. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) announced Wednesday that… Continue Reading →

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