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Iowa Board: Public School Choirs May Sing Religious Music

The Iowa Board of Education has ruled that public school choirs may sing religious music. The board voted 5-3 on Thursday to reject a challenge filed by the parents of a girl who recently graduated from the New Hampton Community School District.


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Dayton And Lawmakers Refocus Budget Fight On Education

Wednesday evening, Minnesota’s top lawmakers started a new round of private talks about holding a special session of the Minnesota legislature.


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What’s Open And What’s Closed On Memorial Day

To commemorate the Memorial Day holiday, many people have it off and a lot of places are closed. To help avoid any confusion, here’s a list of some of the places that are closed this holiday.


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Dayton Vetoes Public School Budget But Waits On Other Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton has followed through on his promise to veto the Legislature’s budget for public schools.


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Gov. Dayton Not Sorry For Saying GOP Hates Public Schools

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he will not apologize for comments he made about Republicans after lawmakers did not pass his top priority: statewide pre-kindergarten programs. Dayton plans to veto the $17 billion education bill later this week and call a special session of the legislature to pass a new version instead.


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What’s In $42 Billion? Minnesota’s Next Budget At A Glance

Minnesota’s Legislature descended Monday into the usual, end-of-session flurry of finalizing and passing bills.


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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.


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Frigid Cold Cancels Classes In Twin Cities & Beyond

Frigid arctic air and brutal wind chills forecasted for Thursday have forced public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul to cancel classes.


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News Click: School Starting Too Early This Year?

Should public schools in Minneapolis be starting prior to Labor Day?



State IOUs To Schools Nag At Minn. Lawmakers

Minnesota lawmakers discussing state IOUs to public schools are hearing from education groups that the catch-up payments shouldn’t be the priority.


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What Is Working In Our Schools: St. Paul’s Pre-K

Since 2005 St. Paul has been one of the few public schools in the state to offer a pre-K program.


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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.


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St. Paul Schools Face Cuts If Levy Not Approved

St. Paul Public Schools are asking voters to approve an upcoming levy, or they may be facing some major cuts.


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Dayton Faces Deadline To Act On K-12 Schools Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to veto the biggest piece of the Legislature’s budget on Tuesday — a spending package for public schools.


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Senate Approves Pay Freeze For Minnesota Schools

The Minnesota Senate has approved a two-year pay freeze for employees in Minnesota public and charter schools.


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Schools Re-Open After Two-Day Shutdown

For a second straight day, public school students in Minneapolis and St. Paul were again taking advantage of rare snow days.