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Minneapolis Students Flock To Classrooms On Spring Break

While most kids are on Spring Break having fun in the sun, some are spending their days in a classroom. More than 4,000 Minneapolis Public School students opted to spend their time off attending “Spring Break Academy,” a week-long adventure hosted at more than two dozen schools.

04/02/2015

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Minneapolis Public Schools Cutting More Than 100 Jobs

Minneapolis Public Schools has a plan to put more money into classrooms but it will impact more than 100 jobs.

03/22/2015

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Patrick Henry High School Reopens After Fire

A Minneapolis high school will reopen Friday after closing due to an electrical fire. Patrick Henry High School canceled classes and all after school activities Thursday after an electrical fire caused damage to parts of the building.

03/20/2015

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Patrick Henry High School Cancels Classes After Overnight Fire

Classes have been canceled at a Minneapolis high school after a fire broke out overnight, according to Minneapolis Public Schools. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews responded to a call just after 2 a.m. Thursday of a fire at Patrick Henry High School.

03/19/2015

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Bill Seeks To Provide More Counselors For Minn. Students

Kids see school counselors for a lot of things, from trying to find the best fit for college to a crisis in class or at home.

03/09/2015

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Minneapolis Public Schools Hold Annual District Chess Tournament

If you can’t wait for March Madness, then you should’ve been at North High on Saturday, where the Minneapolis Public Schools held their annual District Chess Tournament – a huge draw for students.

02/21/2015

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Teen Sworn In As Mpls. School Board Member

Sixteen-year-old Noah Branch from Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis has a lot on his plate. He’s not only concerned about his grades, like all students, or possibly finding a prom date — but also the bigger issues plaguing students nowadays.

02/10/2015

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Southwest High School To Resume Class Thursday

Classes will resume Thursday at Southwest High School after the Minneapolis high school closed Wednesday due to a “credible threat.”

01/28/2015

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Dangerously Cold Temperatures Close Schools

Hundreds of schools across Minnesota called off classes on Wednesday because of the dangerously cold temperatures. Minneapolis Public Schools are among those deciding to close Wednesday.

01/07/2015

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Student Tweets Cold-Themed Playlist To Convince MPS To Close

Several school districts have cancelled class on Wednesday, including the state’s two largest, Anoka-Hennepin and Minneapolis Public Schools. MPS calls the bitter blast dangerous, citing the cold temperatures, wind chill and safety of students as the reason.

01/07/2015

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Mpls. Public Schools Wins $88K Farm To School Grant

Minneapolis Public Schools will be getting almost $88,000 over two years to help purchase food from local farmers, the school district announced Tuesday.

12/23/2014

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Bernadeia Johnson Resigns As MPS Superintendent

Embattled Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson has abruptly resigned. The Minneapolis School Board accepted Johnson’s resignation at its meeting Tuesday. Johnson, who did not attend the meeting, plans to stay in her position through the end of January.

12/16/2014

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Food Service Directors Learn To Create Healthy Meals At MPS

It’s a challenge that schools across the nation are facing, how to make school lunches healthier and tastier. Wednesday in Minneapolis, a group of school lunch directors from several states got together for a culinary boot camp.

12/10/2014

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Minnesota Rallies In Wake Of Ferguson Decision

At least four rallies are planned in Minnesota in the wake of the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, not to indict officer Darren Wilson and hundreds of students in Minneapolis staged a sit-in to voice their discontent.

11/25/2014

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Despite Snowy Forecast, Mpls. Schools Don’t Anticipate Canceling Class

Although the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of the state, Minneapolis Public Schools says it doesn’t anticipate canceling class.

11/09/2014

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Progress For MPS Since Ban On Suspensions For Youngest Students

Minneapolis Public Schools say they’re seeing progress with new school discipline standards. This fall, Superintendent Bernadia Johnson put an end to non-violent suspensions of students in Pre-Kindergarten through first grade.

11/07/2014

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DFL Senators Face Ethics Hearings In Coming Weeks

Two Democratic state senators face ethics hearings in the coming weeks over Republican allegations that they misused their political positions for personal gain.

10/16/2014

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No More Welcome Mat For Private School Athletes

Dozens of teenagers who used to be welcome to play sports at Minneapolis Public Schools have now been kicked off their teams, and it’s not because they misbehaved or played poorly.

09/17/2014

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New Study Sheds Light On Sex Trafficking In Mpls.

It’s an ugly business. A new study by the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Women’s Foundation reveals local victims of sex trafficking are recruited in places we like to think are safe havens.

09/10/2014

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Mpls. Schools End Suspensions For Youngest Students With Nonviolent Issues

The superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools announced Friday that the school district will no longer suspend pre-K, kindergarten and first grade students for nonviolent behavior issues.

09/05/2014

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Mpls. Public Schools Look To Curb Achievement Gap

Minneapolis Public Schools has rolled out a new achievement program that will specifically address the needs of the largest demographic group within the district — black males.

08/20/2014

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Boy, 17, Shot Dead In Minneapolis Identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has released the identity of the 17-year-old who was shot and killed over the weekend. Police were called to the 1600 block of Newton Avenue North just before 2 a.m. Sunday on a report of a shooting.

06/02/2014

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Mpls. Teacher Accused Of Soliciting A Minor For Sex

A teacher at Olson Middle School in Minneapolis is behind bars and accused of soliciting a minor for sex. Early Tuesday afternoon, social studies teacher Joel Fowler was arrested by St. Paul Police.

05/28/2014

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Dot Harris Strives To Make Science Attractive To Student Athletes

Dot Harris is the director of the office of Economic Impact and Diversity for the Obama administration. She’s in Minneapolis to speak on behalf of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics eduation – and she’s trying to get students to think about entering the field of science.

05/23/2014

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