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Education Dept. Anticipates First Big Budget Hike In A Decade

School may be out for the summer, but educators and parents are already anxiously looking ahead to the next two years, now that legislators approved the first big spending spree on education in ten years. After a decade of cuts, it is more than just good news.

06/07/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Take Budget Debate Down To Wire

The final pieces of Minnesota’s next two-year budget were falling into place Sunday amid a time crunch for lawmakers to get it all approved. The House went all night before finally recessing a little after 7 a.m. Sunday. Up for debate but still awaiting a final vote is a controversial bill that authorizes a union organizing drive for home daycare providers and care attendants to the elderly and disabled.

05/19/2013

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Lawmakers Debate Until Early Sunday On Daycare, Education

With the session officially ending on Monday, state lawmakers have been debating for the last 16 hours trying to wrap up some of the most contested issues this year.

05/19/2013

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Want Your School At ‘We Day’? Get Involved Now

If you would like your school to get involved in We Day, now is the time. We Day Minnesota will bring together 18,000 young people and some big-name celebrities in October to celebrate the power to create a positive change locally and globally.

05/13/2013

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Minn. House Passes Anti-Bullying Bill

The Minnesota House has passed a bill requiring all public school districts to create policies aimed at reducing bullying. The bill passed Monday by a vote of 72-57. It was introduced after a rash of high-profile bullying incidents in school districts across the state.

05/06/2013

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Minnetonka Students Earn Tickets To ‘We Day Minnesota’

Students at Minnetonka High School are earning their way to the star-studded We Day Minnesota event coming up this October, and they’re doing it one sandwich at a time.

05/06/2013

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Some Schoolchildren Get Rare May Snow Day

Schoolchildren in Minnesota and Wisconsin got a rare May snow day Thursday as a storm dropped up to 16 inches of sticky snow across a beleaguered region that was just starting to enjoy spring.

05/02/2013

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Minn. Budget Pieces Come Together At Capitol

Minnesota’s two-year budget puzzle is starting to come together as the state Senate takes up the two biggest pieces of state spending.

04/25/2013

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Minn. House To Vote On Education Budget

A long push to fund all-day kindergarten statewide is ramping up at the Capitol.

04/23/2013

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Supporters Of Education Investment Hold Pep Rally

Minnesota lawmakers are taking up education legislation this week. So, they along with teachers, students and parents held a pep rally at St. Paul Central High School to support new investments in education.

04/21/2013

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Senate Dems Seek Boost For Early Education

Senate Democrats are looking to help Minnesota’s youngest students with their budget choices on education.

04/11/2013

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Scores Of Minnesota Schools Cancel Classes

Treacherous driving conditions have led scores of schools and school districts to cancel classes for the day across the southern half of Minnesota.

04/11/2013

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Minn. House Democrats To Release K-12 Priorities

Minnesota House Democrats are planning to reveal their spending priorities for Minnesota’s public schools.

04/09/2013

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Walk-Out Expected At Washburn H.S. Monday

Some Minneapolis high school students could be planning to walk out of school Monday to show their support for a faculty member who may be about to be fired.

04/08/2013

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Dayton To Travel State To Make Case For His Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton will travel the state starting this week to make the case for his budget.

03/17/2013

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