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Survey Finds How Today’s H.S. Students Measure Future Success

Today’s high school students are putting the pressure on themselves when it comes to measuring success.

08/27/2015

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5 Tips On How To Beat Senioritis

Nearly every student entering his or her last year in school will face senioritis. Here are a few tips and tricks to help keep yourself motivated and on track.

07/15/2015

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WCCO’s Ashley Roberts Pulls Double Duty As A Custodian

Scrubbing, sweeping and mopping: It’s all in a day’s work for school custodians. WCCO’s Ashley Roberts is pulling double duty this Mid-Morning and she jokes, if things don’t work out for her in the TV world, she has a job waiting at Highland Senior High School.

06/10/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Vantage School’s Chris Pears

When he first moved to Minnesota, he only knew one thing about the state: it’s where Prince was from. But it’s the way Chris Pears is revolutionizing education in Minnetonka is what makes him this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.

05/26/2015

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A National Record Or Not? Eden Prairie Coach’s Wins In Question

There isn’t a high school wrestling coach in the country that can claim as many career wins as Eden Prairie coach Scot Davis. His 1,046 victories would make him the all-time national record-holder. But he’s not in the national high school record book.

05/08/2015

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High Schoolers Spend Big On ‘Promposals’

Prom marks the end of the year for high schoolers, and prom season is in full swing. A new survey found on average students plan to spend more than $900 on the big day. That’s actually down a bit from last year, but the survey also found the average cost of just asking a date to prom — often called a “promposal” — is $324.

04/09/2015

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Minnesota Teen Accepted At All 8 Ivies

A Minnesota high school senior has a tough choice ahead after being accepted by all eight Ivy League schools. Mounds Park Academy says senior Munira Khalif has also been accepted at Stanford, Georgetown and Minnesota.

04/08/2015

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Teens Spend Average Of $324 On ‘Promposals,’ Survey Finds

An annual survey of prom spending finds teens will spend a staggering amount of money on those so-called “promposals,” or in other words, those elaborate ways to ask a sweetheart to the big dance.

04/07/2015

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Brainiacs Compete At H.S. Math League Tournament

It’s the Minnesota High School Math League Tournament, and students from all around are wracking their brains to come up with the answers to numerical questions many very likely can’t even parse.

03/09/2015

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4 Things To Know: Jimmy Carter Visit, Harrison Ford’s Crash Landing & More

Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Friday, March 6, 2015.

03/06/2015

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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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After Death Of 14-Year-Old, Prior Lake Community Searches For Comfort

Family, friends and classmates of a teenager killed in a car accident gathered Friday night to remember her.

Anna Bird was a 14-year-old freshman at Prior Lake High School.

02/13/2015

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High School’s Flight Simulators Turn Students Into Pilots

At St. Paul’s Johnson High School, Scott Shaffer teaches lessons in physics. There are no textbooks or whiteboard lectures. Instead, students like junior Fabian Gutierrez will learn by taking flight.

02/13/2015

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Prior Lake High Student Killed In Car Crash; 2 Others Seriously Injured

A 14-year-old Prior Lake High School student is dead and two others are critically injured after the vehicle they were in left the road and hit a tree Thursday night, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.

02/13/2015

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Winter Throws New Twist Into H.S. Football Playoffs

Inside the Vadnais Sports Dome, the Totino-Grace Eagles football team practices in relative comfort. It’s just one of 28 boy’s high school football teams striving to get to the Prep Bowl. But there’s one big hurdle ahead that few expected.

11/11/2014

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DeLaSalle Wide Receiver Offers Inspiration To Her Coach, Team

The juggernaut that is the DeLaSalle football team is in the state tournament this weekend for the third year in a row, and the sixth time in the last seven years.

11/07/2014

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CDH Lockdown Lifted Following Apparent Gunman Sighting

Cretin-Derham Hall, a private high school in St. Paul, went on lockdown Thursday morning after school officials say a gunman was spotted nearby.

10/30/2014

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Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?

The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.

10/13/2014

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Farmington H.S. Students Could Face Charges After Homecoming Prank

To some members of Farmington High School’s Class of 2015, what happened during homecoming week was only a prank. But police and prosecutors aren’t laughing — and some students could face criminal charges. Farmington Police Chief Brian Lindquist says over the years they’ve seen wars between the senior class and juniors during homecoming, but never anything like this.

10/09/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: October 9-10

The top teams roll but some movement at the bottom of our poll this week as some perhaps surprising teams make appearances! Some huge games this week including a match-up of two of our top six! Here is this week’s WCCO Radio Rally!

10/09/2014

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Expert Sounds Off On Rash Of Sex Assaults By Authority Figures

Sexual assault charges against a high school tennis coach are the latest in a long line of cases were coaches have been accused of having sex with young teens. Charges were filed Monday against Daniel Hubbard-Wilson, a coach at the all-girls Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.

10/07/2014

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‘Youth CareerConnect’ Grants Fund STEM Focused Programs

CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.

09/29/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: September 25-26

Just a few changes in this week’s poll as our top teams rolled through week four. Coming up this week, a few battles between unbeaten teams and more great rivalries. Here’s this week’s WCCO Radio Rally!

09/25/2014

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ACT Testing To Be Given To All Minn. High School Juniors

A big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That’s because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.

09/23/2014

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Top STEM High Schools In The Country & How They Are Making A Difference

With their rigorous curricula, highly trained teachers and multiple resources, these schools produce better results than traditional high schools in graduating students with STEM skills.

09/15/2014

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