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State School Measurement System Wins Federal Re-Approval

Minnesota will continue rating its schools based on how well they address disparities and prepare students for college or careers. The state’s waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act was renewed Tuesday. Minnesota is one of many allowed to deviate from the law.

03/31/2015

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As Minn. H.S. Graduation Rates Climb, Concerns Remain

Fresh numbers from the Minnesota Department of Education show an increase in students graduating high school on time.

02/24/2015

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PODCAST: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-2-14

After 8 days at the State Fair, Dave and the gang return to the studio…..click the link above to listen back to Tuesday’s show highlights.

09/02/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-14-14

Wild Season is over. Hear recaps with Sid and Mike Max. Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.

05/14/2014

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Officials Find Encouragement In Education Gap Data

New data show Minnesota schools have a lot of work ahead as they strive to cut the achievement gap between white and minority students in half by 2017, yet officials find encouragement, too.

02/12/2014

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Talking Points: No School Monday, What About Tuesday?

Anyone with kids is well aware that there is no school for all public K-12 schools across the state on Monday. Most Twin Cities private and religious schools we checked will also be closed.

01/05/2014