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Minnesota Could Add Civics Test To Diploma Requirements

Minnesota could join other states in requiring high school students to pass a civics test before getting a diploma. A new bill at the Capitol would add the U.S. citizenship exam on civics to graduation requirements starting with the 2016-2017 school year. North Dakota and Arizona have already enacted similar laws.

03/05/2015

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Recommendations Heard To Improve Education For Native American Students

Numbers released on Tuesday showed that Native American students in Minnesota have among the lowest graduation and highest dropout rates in the country.

02/25/2015

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Entire Graduating Class From Mpls. High School Will Go To College

An entire graduating class from one Minneapolis high school are all heading on to continue their education. All 47 seniors from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School will be attending two or four year colleges next year. Since opening in 2007, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School has had 162 graduates with 70 percent of them enrolled in college.

06/14/2014

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UW Students Launch Petition To ‘Jump Around’

University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates think they’re the cream of the crop and will rise to the top — and they want to hear it one last time. The school’s 2014 graduates have launched an online petition demanding campus officials play “Jump Around” during graduation at Camp Randall Stadium on May 17.

05/09/2014

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Gift Guide For The College Graduate

Show your grad how proud you are with a special gift from the heart. Here are a few ideas for your upcoming college graduate.

05/07/2014

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Zach Sobiech’s Parents Reflect As His Stillwater Classmates Graduate

Stillwater High School’s Class of 2013 walked the stage at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in downtown St. Paul to receive their diplomas Saturday night without one of its brightest stars. Zach Sobiech was diagnosed with a deadly form of bone cancer. Through his positive outlook, he tried to live life as normal as possible. Sadly, Zach died two weeks before graduation.

06/08/2013

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All Seniors At Mpls’ Cristo Rey High Will Head To College

its finals week at Christo Rey High School in Minneapolis, and seniors there are all smiles. They’re feeling good because in less than a week, they’ll be graduating and all will be heading to college. Edgar Alcantar has been accepted to St Mary’s University in Winona. “I’ve accomplished a lot during these four years,” Alcantar said. “I want to study English in college or writing so I can be a lawyer.”

06/03/2013

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How We Got Started: Mike Binkley

All week, the WCCO Morning Show team is sharing how they ended up doing what they’re doing. Previous installments covered the beginnings of Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus’s careers. Now it’s time to take a look at how Mike Binkley got started.

05/17/2013

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How We Got Started: Angela Davis

All week, the WCCO Morning Show team is sharing how they ended up doing what they’re doing. Previous installments covered the beginnings of Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus’s careers. Now it’s time to take a look at how Angela Davis got started.

05/17/2013

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How We Got Started: Natalie Nyhus

All week, the WCCO Morning Show team is sharing how they ended up doing what they’re doing. They started with Mike Augustyniak. On Thursday, it was Natalie Nyhus’s turn. Nyhus said she was 19 years old when she finally decided that she wanted to go into broadcasting.

05/16/2013

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How We Got Started: Mike Augustyniak

It’s that time of year when lots of people are graduating from high school or college and moving on to their next adventure. This week, we’re asking our WCCO Morning Show Team how they got to where they are in their careers today.

05/15/2013

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Best Places To Buy Gifts For Grads In Minnesota

For unique and local options that will help you highlight their interests and achievements, check out this list of best places for grad gifts in Minnesota.

05/07/2013

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Former Prisoner In Iran Speaks At Alma Mater

Roxana Saberi was finally able to give the commencement speech at her alma mater. The Fargo native and journalist was supposed to give the graduation speech at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

05/06/2013

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Dayton Administration Aims For Higher Grad Rates

The administration of Gov. Mark Dayton is vowing to shrink the number of Minnesota students who don’t graduate from high school.

03/13/2013

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Report: ‘U Of M’ Student-Athletes Graduating At All-Time High

There’s some good news for University of Minnesota student-athletes. They are graduating at an all-time high, according to a report from the NCAA.

10/25/2012

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8 Juveniles, 1 Adult Charged In Apple Valley Grad Party Fight

Eight juveniles and one adult have been charged in a fight that broke out in a June 1, 2012 graduation party in Apple Valley, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

07/10/2012

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School: Breathalyzer Or No Graduation

Some parents are considering suing their kids’ school for what they consider a violation of their rights. Seniors at St. Charles High School had to take a breathalyzer test at their graduation rehearsal on Friday.

06/04/2012

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‘U’ Program Aimed At Helping Black Men Graduate

This fall, 10 incoming freshmen at the University of Minnesota will become the first to take part in a program geared toward improving retention and graduation rates for black men on campus.

06/04/2012

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Iowa Students Get Diploma Covers Reading ‘Ioma’

Workers at a printing company may have to return to college for a spelling refresher. Because of an error, hundreds of Northeast Iowa Community College diploma covers featured a misspelling — the state was spelled “Ioma.”

05/16/2012

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Tinsley’s Family Attends ‘U’ Graduation, Accepts Diploma

The family of former Gopher football player Gary Tinsley said Thursday morning it is planning to attend the University of Minnesota graduation ceremony.

05/10/2012

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States Brace For Grad Rate Dips As Formula Changes

States are bracing for plummeting high school graduation rates as districts nationwide dump flawed measurement formulas that often undercounted dropouts and produced inflated results.

07/27/2011

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Mpls. GRAD Retests Canceled In Shutdown

The government shutdown has led Minneapolis Public Schools to cancel retests required for graduation assessment.

07/13/2011

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South St. Paul Student Fights Deportation After Graduation

A high school graduate who thought he would be forced out of the country hours after his commencement has learned he has more time.

06/09/2011

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High School Senior Pulls A Serious Joke On Her School!

It took 6 months for the joke to develop. Wow!

04/22/2011

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Somali Youths Finish Mpls. Police Citizens’ Academy

Twelve Somali teenagers have spent the last several weeks conducting mock traffic stops, touring the jail and investigating a fake crime scene — all part of a Minneapolis police Citizens’ Academy designed just for them.

04/11/2011