Study: High-stakes tests a likely factor in STEM performance gap

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Findings suggest changing how instructors assess students could help close the achievement gap in some STEM courses.

U of M study affirms new strategies for reducing achievement gap

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The Child-Parent Center program led to literacy gains in St. Paul Public schools.

Biology exams can put female students at a disadvantage, researchers find

Journalism students

A new study suggests that women are more heavily influenced than men by test anxiety.

“I think I can” is key to closing achievement gap in biology education

Students in lab

Study finds group learning, active participation give students self-confidence needed to shine in classroom.

Board of Regents looks to the future of UMN outreach, education, research

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Board to discuss UMN outreach mission, is expected to take action on six year capital plan, 2018 legislative request.

U’s College of Continuing Education formally announces name change

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New name to more clearly reflect and resonate with the diverse audiences the College serves

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Vanessa Goodthunder on horse.

Vanessa Goodthunder’s new phone app could renew the Dakota language.

A different set of skills

Sarah Schulz on the job

Sarah Schulz brings a different perspective to an industry dominated by men.

Mentor program marks 30 years of making matches

A student and mentor with the Humphrey School mentor program

The mentor program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs has grown into one of the most distinctive in the country.

New alum Barber a role model for the ages

Marion Barber Jr.

Former Gopher football star Marion Barber Jr. came back to the U in 2015. In May, at the age of 57, he received his bachelor’s degree in youth studies.

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