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NRA: ‘Put Armed Police Officers In Every Single School’

The nation’s largest gun-rights lobbying group responded for the first time Friday since the elementary school massacre in Connecticut a week ago.

12/21/2012

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12-Year-Old Girl Saves Bus After Driver Passes Out

A 12-year-old’s quick thinking likely helped save a bus full of children when the driver blacked out.

12/19/2012

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Firearm Found Inside Mpls. School Staff Member’s Locker

A Seward Montessori Elementary School staff member has been placed on leave after authorities discovered a handgun inside her locker Wednesday, according to a school official.

12/19/2012

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Rush City Student Arrested, Accused Of Making Threats

A student at Rush City High School in Chisago County is accused of making threats to bomb or “shoot up” his school.

12/18/2012

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Univ. Of St. Thomas Student Found Dead In Dorm

A 22-year-old junior from Nebraska has been found dead in his dorm room at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. No foul play is suspected.

12/08/2012

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Student Writing Centers Buttress Skills Corroded By Social Media

National studies show our kids are flunking when it comes to a basic skill — being able to write.

11/29/2012

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Jordan Schools Hire Chef To Make Tasty Healthy Dishes

New federal guidelines are changing school lunch menus to reduce calories and include more vegetables. But a lot of kids don’t like it. Some even boycotted school lunches. So, administrators in the Jordan school district got the message. They hired a chef to create healthy dishes kids will like.

11/26/2012

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Mpls. Teacher Collapses, Dies In Front Of Students

Students at a Minneapolis school witness their teacher collapse and die in her classroom on Tuesday. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, 40-year-old Lori Blomme was a teacher at Menlo Park Academy in northeast Minneapolis.

11/01/2012

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More Schools Not Celebrating Halloween

More and more schools are doing away with the candy and costumes. Many have policies in place, out of respect to students who don’t celebrate Halloween. The plan is rather controversial because Halloween isn’t typically thought of as a religious holiday.

10/30/2012

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Report: Teen Student Shoots Self At N.D. School

Classes were canceled Thursday morning after a teenage student shot himself in class in a town just south of Wahpeton, N.D. According to a report from KXIB-TV in Fargo, the incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. at a K-12 school in Fairmount, N.D.

10/11/2012

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Cops: Bomb Threat Leads To School Evacuation In NE Mpls

A charter school was evacuated in Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon when a bomb squad responded to a suspicious package report on 1534 6th St. Northeast.

10/03/2012

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Will It End? Chicago Teachers To Vote On Strike

After a weeklong strike over job security and evaluation procedures, it all comes down to this: Are Chicago teachers satisfied enough with a proposed contract deal that they will vote to end their walkout?

09/16/2012

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Kids Draw 9/11 Scenes

A teacher in El Paso, TX had 4th-graders draw the 9/11 attacks in class. What was this teacher thinking? See the pictures here.

09/14/2012

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Waseca School Goes Into Lockdown

A school in Waseca went into a protective lockdown Tuesday morning after two children went unaccounted for, according to police.

09/11/2012

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 9/7

Didn’t get a chance to watch WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the action covered for you.

09/07/2012

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How To Make Healthy Lunches For Students

It’s back to school for a lot of kids, and it’s important to make sure they’re eating healthy away from the home. Natalie Kane talked with chef Jeff Cruise from Life Cafe at Life Time Fitness for quick and healthy meal ideas.

09/06/2012

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Getting Kids To Eat Healthy Before School

It’s back to school for a lot of kids, and it’s important to make sure they’re eating healthy away from the home. Breakfast is one of the most important parts of the day, so make sure to get a good start there.

09/05/2012

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Metro Students Greeted On Day 1 With Healthier Lunches

Metro students returning to school today found some new healthier options in the cafeteria. New federal guidelines kicked in on Tuesday, which means smaller portions and more fruits and vegetables.

09/04/2012

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DPS: Watch For Students Heading Back To School

State safety officials are urging drivers to watch for students heading back to school this week in Minnesota where school buses make at least 10,000 trips each day.

09/04/2012

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Sleep Is Critical For Kids Before School

We hear a lot about the importance of getting enough sleep, but for school children, it’s even more critical. Research has shown that kids who suffer from sleep deprivation tend to struggle in class.

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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Bullying Resources For Parents, Kids

As kids head back to class, one of the biggest challenges some of them will face is bullying. But there are lots of resources out there for both kids and parents to help with the growing problem.

08/22/2012

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Teddy Bears, Toys Help Kids With Big Behavioral Problems

From the street, Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis looks like any other building with a preschool.

08/21/2012

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Tips To Get Ready For The School Year

It won’t be long before kids across the state head back to school. All week, WCCO This Morning is working to help make sure you and your family are ready.

08/21/2012

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Reluctance, Annoyance As Mpls Students Move To City Buses

When high school students go back to school in Minneapolis in a little more than a week, many of them won’t have the option of riding the school bus. Instead they’ll have to take the city bus or light rail to school starting Aug. 27.

08/16/2012

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