Colleges need to get more students to graduate, and many schools are embracing a tool used by corporations and social media companies to track the clicks and movements of their customers: big data.
At Georgia State in Atlanta, more students are graduating, and the school credits its use of predictive analytics. But critics worry that the algorithms may be invading students' privacy and reinforcing racial inequities.
In South Carolina, apprenticeships are helping companies find skilled workers, and giving people an affordable path to a good career.
Colleges have long offered a pathway to success for just about anyone. But new research shows that with the country growing ever more economically divided, colleges are not doing enough to help students from poor families achieve the American Dream.
The federal government sets immigration policy, but states decide how much access undocumented immigrants have to their public colleges and universities. Georgia has some of the strictest policies in the country.
Since 2012, many undocumented young people have been protected from the threat of deportation. With a new president, that may change.
The next president could end temporary protections for undocumented college students.
A Seattle bust exposed online sex buyers who are treading on a new level of criminal behavior.
In a wealthy suburb of Seattle, a secret community of sex buyers is taking the trade to a whole new level.
The nation is changing the way it thinks about teen sex trafficking. States have decriminalized it for teens and offered help, and some are attacking the demand for commercial sex.
A new report found that better sex education could have helped prevent the exploitation of sex trafficking victims.
The 'Safe Harbor' law requires that young people who are sexually exploited be regarded as victims, not as offenders.
More than 7,000 women across the nation received visas under the Violence Against Women Act last year. Federal immigration officials want Twin Cities law enforcement to know how to help.
Months after she was shot, Tanesha Johnson has struggled to raise her kids and restore her life. She's also learned the low-income housing market doesn't serve parents with disabilities.
A school official said that such a step might be necessary if voluntary faculty reductions prove insufficient.
The unemployment rate of Minnesota's Somali-born population is nearly triple that of the state as a whole.
Three young men are among those from Minnesota who apparently tried to join the fight in Syria. Two were stopped; one made it, and lost his life.
Roughly 15 young people have left Minnesota to join the militant group ISIS in Syria. Their stories follow similar patterns: The suburban drifter or unassuming student becomes rapidly (and often quietly) radicalized and leaves Minnesota to join the ISIS extremists.
A survey suggests that the people who volunteer to serve on neighborhood boards may tend to be more likely white, better educated and more highly paid than the city's population as a whole.
The exhibit, "We Are Hmong Minnesota," will run through November.
Hmong people first came to Minnesota in 1975 as refugees hoping to build new lives. An exhibit opening Saturday at the Minnesota History Center tells their stories.
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MNsure has extended call center hours this weekend in order to help people meet the midnight deadline on Sunday.
Coon Rapids is one of the latest Minnesota communities to try to cut waste -- and build community -- by fixing household items.
Brooklyn Park is the first Twin Cities suburb to open a shelter designed for young people. Its 12-bed shelter will serve young people ages 16 to 20.
The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women says at least 23 people were killed in Minnesota as a result of domestic violence last year.
The city attorney has said the Dec. 20 protest on a busy shopping weekend created unsafe conditions. Charges are pending against 25 others.
When workers in the St. Paul Public Schools' Project Reach office saw students huddled under a towel, they took to Facebook. An appeal secured winter apparel for students who need it.
The group that organized last month's protest against police brutality at the Mall of America wants to remind people of Martin Luther King's activism.