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Teachers Union Gives Dayton Early 2014 Endorsement

Minnesota’s teachers union is endorsing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s bid for re-election well before Republicans settle on a candidate.

11/15/2013

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Math, Science Enthusiasts Heading To ‘U’

Opportunities to get children excited about two of the big subjects in school don’t come around every day. That’s why you may want to take them to the University of Minnesota this Saturday for the U’s Math and Science Family Fun Fair.

11/13/2013

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Education Report Card Shows Less Racial Disparity In MN

Minnesota’s fourth and eighth graders scored at the top nationally in math and above the national average in reading in newly released national tests. The National Assessment of Education Progress was released Thursday.

11/07/2013

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Excellent Educator: Burnsville H.S.’s Kathleen Bunkers

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in student’s lives. Many teachers are special, but special education teachers are in a league of their own.

11/01/2013

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Minnesota In Market For New Student Testing Company

Minnesota and its main student testing contractor are parting ways after a rocky run. Documents made public late Wednesday reveal that Washington, D.C.-based testing company American Institutes for Research has decided against seeking renewal of its $61 million contract with the state Department of Education.

10/31/2013

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Excellent Educator: John Paul II’s Jan Sklenicka

The WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in student’s lives. Jason DeRusha headed to the only Catholic school left in Northeast Minneapolis — Pope John Paul II Catholic School.

10/18/2013

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MN Teacher Conference Focuses On Mental Illness, Behavior Issues

Many students are starting a long weekend tonight. That’s because most schools are closed Thursday and Friday for an annual statewide teachers’ conference.

10/16/2013

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Minn. Schools To Get $636M In State Back Pay

About $636 million in back pay from state government is coming to Minnesota public schools.

09/30/2013

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Orono’s School District Gets Nat’l Honor

Next month, a school district here in Minnesota will be honored in Washington D.C. for its unique approach to education. Orono’s school district is one of three in the country to be named one of the National Schools of Character. It’s the first public school district in Minnesota to get the award. The character-focused education program was implemented several years ago. Since then, school leaders have seen the number of referrals, detentions and suspensions drop by two-thirds.

09/29/2013

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Forum Chairman Donates $1M To Moorhead University

Forum Communications Co. Chairman William Marcil has donated $1 million toward a new journalism education initiative at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Marcil is the fourth-generation family owner of the media company that owns The Forum and other newspapers, and radio and television stations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota.

09/27/2013

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Ensuring A School Year Filled With Healthy Lunches

It’s the first day back at school for many children, and that means they’re out of parents’ sight for lunchtime. Whether you pack a lunch or do hot lunch, it can be tricky to make sure you child is eating properly at school.

09/03/2013

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‘Heat Days’ Become More Common For Sweaty Schools

Schools starting the year before Labor Day are running into a problem: heat. As temperatures climbed past 90 in much of the Midwest last week, many schools were forced to find creative ways to cool kids down.

09/02/2013

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Dayton: More Must Be Done To Keep Kids In School

Gov. Mark Dayton is challenging school leaders to find ways to lower Minnesota dropout rates, saying a diploma is essential to success in society.

08/06/2013

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Electronic Devices A Major Chunk Of Back-To-School Spending

There are plenty of summer days still ahead, but retailers are already eyeing the fall return to classrooms and to campus. A new survey shows that for about one in four families, back-to-school and back-to-college shopping is already underway.

07/22/2013

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Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the Twin Cities. He joined Chad to discuss the reason for his visit.

07/17/2013

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