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Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School Jitters

Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.

07/14/2015

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California Legislature Passes Strict School Vaccine Bill

California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.

06/30/2015

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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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Sarah Jessica Parker In Mpls. To Speak At Community School

Sarah Jessica Parker is in Minnesota Monday to make a special visit at a local school. The award-winning actress will be speaking at Bethune Community School in Minneapolis.

05/18/2015

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Commissioner OKs 4-Day Week For 5 Minnesota School Districts

Six Minnesota school districts will be allowed to continue a four-day school week next year. Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Casselius this week approved requests from five requests to continue a shortened week through the next school year.

05/01/2015

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Law Enforcement Pushing For $150M Annually For Preschool

More than 100 law enforcement leaders across Minnesota are asking lawmakers for a minimum of $150 million a year for preschool programs.

04/22/2015

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Washburn High School Open After Threat Deemed Not Credible

Officials at Washburn High School in Minneapolis say classes will go on as usual Thursday after a threat was made and police determined it was not credible.

01/29/2015

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West Fargo 6th-Graders Build App To Help Class Start On Time

An app made by a group of West Fargo sixth graders may not have won a national competition, but it likely will go a long way toward ensuring that classes at their school start on time.

01/25/2015

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Mpls. Schools Cancel Classes Ahead Of Wednesday’s Cold

Ahead of Wednesday’s forecasted cold, schools across Minnesota are telling students and parents that classes will be delayed or canceled. Minneapolis Public Schools announced Tuesday that classes and activities are canceled Wednesday.

01/06/2015

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Subzero Temps Make For Rough Start

The bone-chilling cold Minnesotans woke up to Monday had drivers kicking cars that wouldn’t start and parents in the metro bundling kids up for the bus stop.

01/05/2015

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4 Things To Do: Winter Break Fun For Kids

Public schools across the Twin Cities are giving students a full two weeks off over winter break. Are you looking for some fun activities to try this winter vacation?

12/19/2014

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Good Question: Can You Borrow Too Much Money For Your Education?

A new report out by the Project for Student Debt finds 70 percent of Minnesota college students graduate with some sort of student debt. On average, they owe $30,894, which puts Minnesota as the 5th highest in the country for student debt.

11/13/2014

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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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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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Health Department To Reveal Number Of Sports-Related Concussions

While the Shakopee Sabres football team works out behind the school, trainer Christy Hager is inside the school building treating players who get bumps and bruises.

09/03/2014

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Students Get Ready To Head Back To School

With Labor Day marking the end of summer, many kids will be heading back to school this week. “I’m kind of looking forward to getting back into the groove I guess,” University of St. Thomas junior Megan Nichols said.

09/01/2014

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Early School Starts Hurting Some Businesses

Traditionally, Tuesday would have been the first day of school across the state, but many districts started last week. And that’s a trend that’s impacting more than just the kids involved.

09/01/2014

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School Year Begins For Many MN Students

As the last handful of days in August wind down, that marks the end of summer and the beginning of another school year. Monday is the first day of school for a number of students around Minnesota, including Minneapolis Public Schools, the state’s largest district.

08/25/2014

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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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Parents Urged To Make Sure Kids’ Shots Are Up To Date

With school starting in less than two weeks, parents are urged to make sure their children’s vaccines are updated. For the first time in Minnesota, vaccines are required against Hepatitis A and B for kids entering early-education programs.

08/15/2014

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Public Weighs In On Changing St. Paul School Starting Times

St. Paul Public Schools is considering a later start time for high school and middle school students. “Studies have been shown that they have different sleep patterns than smaller children and adults and they are better performers later on in the day,” Creative Arts High School teacher Lora Healam said.

08/11/2014

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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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