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Education

Deep Dive: How Legislators and Law Enforcement Are Divided on Using Force on Students

The contentious debate in the legislature continues about whether chokeholds can be used on students. This represents recent discussion by a variety of voices, from law enforcement to students to pediatric health specialists.

UPDATED 2-13: Policing Safety in Schools?

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As schools resume statewide, there is pushback by some politicians and law enforcement officers about not being able to use a prone hold — putting a student face down on the ground and applying weight to their head, throat, neck, or chest to restrict their ability to breathe.

An Emerging “Green-Collar” Workforce in Duluth

Unlike conventional training, green construction training emphasizes using eco-friendly building materials and waste reduction techniques and incorporating energy-efficient renewable sources.

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Deep Dive: Teaching Multicultural History Passes Into Law — With Similar Opposition from a Few Decades Ago

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Deep reporting of the wide perspectives of Minnesota legislators in discussing the ethnic studies bill proposed for an impending vote.

School-Based Clinics Empower Teens

Adolescent-centered health care entails directly educating the patient on their health needs, rather than providing that guidance exclusively to the parent or guardian.

The Fight for Free Menstrual Products at School

To us, it was unfair that the school provided non-menstruators with the hygiene products they needed (toilet paper, soap, and paper towels) while every month, we were forced to scavenge.

Out of a Box

If there was a class focused on gender identity at my school, I know I wouldn’t have been comfortable speaking up about my experience around the individuals who were stereotyping me because of how I looked.

Where Is the Joy in K-12 Education?

I wish I had someone to tell me that I am allowed to be happy at school.

Minnesota Women’s Press 2023 Youth Resource Guide: Jobs and Activities

Our annual summer guide with at least 80 camps, internships, work opportunities, and scholarships

2023: A Good Year for Action

“We have never been represented by somebody like me, with this voice, with the communities that I am bringing in."

2022 Changemaker Somali Sisters Network: Culture Shifters

(L-R) Sadia Ali, Safiya Ali, Farhiyo Hashi, Anisa Haji, and…

Gloria Perez: Investing in Women and Girls

The hardest part of the work Women’s Foundation is doing, Perez adds, is “changing the hearts and minds of people who do not see the barriers up close. Unless we change hearts and minds, actions won’t follow.”

When Two Schools Merged

“This experience was core to shaping my identity.”

Twin Cities Early Child Care Centers to Participate in Trauma-Informed Training

“[We are working] towards creating an entire region of adults who understand what children need and how to provide it for them."

In the News: October 2022

Post–School Shooting Guide, Tech Gaps