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Minneapolis School Will Be Open, Despite Heat

Despite oppressive heat, Minneapolis public schools again will be open Tuesday. The Minneapolis School District kicked off the new school year Monday as Twin Cities temperatures soared to a record 97 degrees.

08/27/2013

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Mpls. Schools Deal With A Scorching First Day

The excitement of the first day of classes for Minneapolis Public Schools came with some apprehension due to Monday’s sweltering heat. The district got permission to begin the school year a week before Labor Day four years ago. Most classrooms are not equipped with air conditioning. The principals and teachers in Minneapolis did what they could to make sure students were as comfortable as possible.

08/26/2013

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Minneapolis Schools Prepare For Hot First Day Back

We’re still a week away from Labor Day, but many Minnesota students went back to school on Monday. Minneapolis Public Schools and some other districts received waivers from the state to start this earl, which also means starting in record heat.

08/26/2013

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Washburn’s New Principal On Leave After Allegedly Altering Test Scores

Just days after taking the job, Washburn High School’s new principal has been put on administrative leave. Patrick Exner is accused of altering three students’ test scores while he was the assistant director at Ubah Medical Academy, a public charter high school in Hopkins.

08/07/2013

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Mark Rosen Catches Up With Trent Tucker

Trent Tucker is a well-known name in the Minnesota sports scene. He was a senior guard in the 1982 University of Minnesota men’s basketball team that won a Big 10 title. Tucker has been a busy man of late as he recently took over as the athletic director for Minneapolis Public Schools.

06/24/2013

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Mpls. Public Schools Cancel Summer School At 5 Buildings

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) are canceling summer school programs for five buildings Monday due to power outages.

06/23/2013

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N. Mpls Charter School Closing Amid Allegations

A few months ago, it seemed to be a great success story, but now a charter school in north Minneapolis is closing amid bitter feelings and allegations.

06/17/2013

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Washburn HS Principal Removed, Reassigned

Washburn High School’s principal of six years has been removed from her post and reassigned within the Minneapolis school district.

04/12/2013

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School, Community Aim To Quell South High Racial Issues

Students involved in a violent food fight at Minneapolis South High School could face criminal charges.

02/15/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The Real Problem With Washburn HS Doll Incident

On Jan. 11, four students at Washburn HS in South Minneapolis hung a dark-skinned doll from a rope in a school stairwell, took pictures of it and posted the images to social networking websites.

01/19/2013

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Washburn HS To Host Meeting After Racial Incident

Minneapolis Public Schools will host a community meeting next month at Washburn High School following a racial incident.

01/18/2013

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School Security Weighs Heavy On Parents’ Minds

The deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary has many parents thinking about the security measures at their child’s school.

12/17/2012

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Mpls. Students Missing State Fair Due To Early Start

Many kids would’ve liked to spend Monday at the Minnesota State Fair, but some gave up their pronto pups and favorite foods on a stick for backpacks and text books.

08/27/2012

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Healthy Changes Coming To School Lunches

This year, students will see some big changes come lunch time. “This is the first in a long time that there’s some real changes in the USDA regulation and it’s across the nation,” said Bertrand Weber, director of culinary and nutrition services for Minneapolis Public Schools.

08/22/2012

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Mpls Schools To Offer Fresh & Locally Grown Foods

Minneapolis Schools are joining the growing list of districts that are reinventing lunch time.

05/07/2012

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