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Panel Considers Repeal Of Teacher Skills Test

Several members of a House education committee favor repeal of a law that requires a basic skills test for teachers. The K-12 education committee met to consider a task force’s report on the test.

02/20/2014

Weather Watcher Sunday

2-17-14 School Headaches Due To The Weather On The Morning News With Dave Lee

New Prague initially had today on the calendar for a make up day….because of the weather…and guess what happened?

02/17/2014

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Study: MN Schools Toss Lunches When Students Can’t Pay

The news story provoked national outrage as school children in Utah had their lunches tossed in the garbage because they didn’t have enough money to pay for them. But it turns out something similar is happening in Minnesota, as well.

02/11/2014

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School Make-Up Days An Uncertainty For Some Districts

The extremely cold weather means more days off for students, and more headaches for parents and schools. Tuesday marks the fifth time many schools have closed this month, including a rare, statewide shutdown by Governor Mark Dayton. For Marisa Lee’s children, Iris and William, it’s starting to feel like these cold, school-free days are becoming the norm. “They are really excited, of course. They’re loving all the days off,” Lee said.

01/27/2014

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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.

01/22/2014

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Frigid Cold Persists In Minn., But Relief In Sight

Most Minnesota schools closed for the second straight day Tuesday as dangerous arctic air maintained its icy grip on the state, but not in Moorhead, where district officials took advantage of the first glimmers of relief.

01/07/2014

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1-7-14 Gary Amoroso On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Will the school year be lengthened due to days off for school kids? Click the link to listen to the conversation from today.

01/07/2014

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Folks Have Fun On Too-Cold-For-School Day

Minnesota’s largest school districts aren’t taking any chances with this bone-chilling cold. Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Public Schools will all be closed again Tuesday. The superintendents say it’s just too cold for students to wait for buses or walk to school.

01/06/2014

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Dayton: Districts Decide If Schools Close Tuesday

Governor Mark Dayton closed every Minnesota school Monday because of the weather, but he’s allowing school districts to make their own decisions on Tuesday. State officials say the governor called off schools because the dangerous cold came while districts were not completely prepared after coming off of a two-week holiday. Many local districts are opting to close for a second day, including Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul.

01/06/2014

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Kids On Extended Winter Break Find Creative Ways To Keep Busy

With no school again Monday and Tuesday in Minnesota, winter break just got a little longer. That little bit of panic set in for working parents: What to do with your kids?

01/06/2014

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School Upkeep Costs A Sore Point For Minn. Schools

Some Minnesota school districts say they are at a disadvantage in paying for basic maintenance because the state allows only a small number of districts to raise taxes without voter approval. A special committee will make recommendations to the Legislature in February on how and whether the system should be changed.

01/06/2014

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TV Reporter Under Fire For School Security Story

Police are investigating whether a Fargo-Moorhead TV journalist broke any laws while reporting a story aimed at revealing holes in security at area elementary schools. Valley News Live reporter Mellaney Moore on Wednesday walked around three schools without permission.

12/13/2013

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New Minnesota School Garden Guide Released

Minnesota teachers have a new resource for planning, planting and harvesting gardens with their students. The colorful 268-page guide features 31 K-12 lessons linked to the state’s academic standards in science, social studies, language arts, health and math.

12/13/2013

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Struggling Students Find Home At Rochester School

Sam Thomas suffered from crippling panic attacks. The attacks were so severe that Thomas would miss weeks of school at a time. Big groups terrified him. And the more school he missed, the worse the attacks got when another school day approached, creating a cycle that only got worse.

11/30/2013

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Excellent Educator: Greenwood Elementary’s Yvonne Lachmiller

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (WCCO) – This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Remember that teacher you […]

11/22/2013

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