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Feds Extend Minnesota’s Education Law Waiver

Minnesota has won another year’s break from having to abide by proficiency goals and sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education renewed waivers Thursday for Minnesota and four other states that have implemented alternative achievement and improvement plans in place of a one-size-fits-all federal standard.

07/31/2014

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Back-To-School Shopping Has Students Seeing Neon

School starts in less than a month for most kids, but school shopping has been in full swing for weeks. The back-to-school section has been set up for weeks at the Walmart in Andover, Minn. and store manager Todd VanStraten says two big trends have emerged.

07/29/2014

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Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches

With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!

07/21/2014

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Back To School Study Tips For Teens

Help your kids make the most of their time when they head back to school with these 5 study tips.

07/21/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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School Officials Try Healthier Cafeteria Options

Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.

07/14/2014

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3 More Charged In Connection With Waseca Plot

Three more people have been charged in connection with what investigators are calling a 17-year-old Waseca boy’s plot to kill his family and stage a Columbine-like attack on his school. According to the Waseca Police Department, two 17-year-old males and a 40-year-old man all face criminal charges.

06/20/2014

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Waseca Teen Accused Of Planning School Attack Back In Court

A 17-year-old Waseca boy is back in court Wednesday, addressing charges that he plotted to kill his family and then stage a Columbine-like attack on his school.

06/18/2014

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Study: Kids More Likely To Gain Weight During The Summer

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that some kids are more likely to gain weight in the summertime.

06/16/2014

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Gov. Dayton Vows To Ensure No Child Goes Hungry At School

Gov. Mark Dayton says it is time to make sure no child in Minnesota goes hungry at school. This comes almost six months after a report revealed 46 Minnesota school districts had policies denying some children lunch, if they couldn’t pay for it.

06/04/2014

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Students In Waseca Return To School After Foiled Attack

Students are back in a southeastern Minnesota school after authorities last week foiled a teenager’s suspected plot to attack the school. Counselors were on hand Monday as students returned to the Waseca junior and senior high school building that was the target of the alleged plot. Superintendent Tom Lee says the school is “just trying to get back to normal as quickly as we can.”

05/05/2014

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School Districts Looking To Make Up Several Snow Days

School districts around the state are starting to make up days cancelled due to the extreme cold. In some cases, school was closed as many as six days this winter because of the sub-zero temperatures.

03/11/2014

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Ice Clogged Drains Causes Flooding At Minneapolis Church, School

Monday’s warm weather caused big problems at a church and school in south Minneapolis. Snow dripped through the roof of Trinity First Lutheran on 11th Avenue South and East 19th Street due to ice clogged drains. Water ended up all over the school.

03/10/2014

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Totino-Grace Names New High School President

Totino-Grace High School has named their new president after accepting the resignation of their former president last July, following his admission to being in a long-term same-sex relationship.

03/10/2014

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When School’s Canceled, Families Turn To College Nannies

For parents in school districts that did cancel class, it was another day of figuring out what to do with the kids. For some families that meant paying for outside help.

01/28/2014

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