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KDWB’s Dave Ryan Under Fire For School-Slamming Tweets

KDWB-FM radio host Dave Ryan is feeling the heat of controversy after he poked fun at several Minnesota schools on Twitter. While the series of tweets had some people laughing, the Minnesota Department of Education was not amused.

07/31/2013

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U.S. Secretary Of Education Praises MN Early Learning Programs

The U.S. Secretary of Education today praised Minnesota’s new early learning programs and made a pitch to take them nationwide. Secretary Arne Duncan visited a suburban pre-school Tuesday morning, and later held a town hall meeting, calling early education “the best investment” a state can make.

07/16/2013

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Minn. School’s Adjust To USDA Lunch Guidelines

Minnesota schools are adjusting after the USDA issued new guidelines on the amount of fat and calories contained in snacks made available in lunchrooms.

06/27/2013

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Education Dept. Anticipates First Big Budget Hike In A Decade

School may be out for the summer, but educators and parents are already anxiously looking ahead to the next two years, now that legislators approved the first big spending spree on education in ten years. After a decade of cuts, it is more than just good news.

06/07/2013

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What Plans Are In Place If A Tornado Hits MN Schools?

Near the doorway of an Anoka-Hennepin School District classroom is an emergency guide. One of the tabs reads “tornado.” Alongside the guide is also a map of the school. Some of the rooms are colored yellow to signify they are safe evacuation zones.

05/21/2013

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Want Your School At ‘We Day’? Get Involved Now

If you would like your school to get involved in We Day, now is the time. We Day Minnesota will bring together 18,000 young people and some big-name celebrities in October to celebrate the power to create a positive change locally and globally.

05/13/2013

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Minn. House Passes Anti-Bullying Bill

The Minnesota House has passed a bill requiring all public school districts to create policies aimed at reducing bullying. The bill passed Monday by a vote of 72-57. It was introduced after a rash of high-profile bullying incidents in school districts across the state.

05/06/2013

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Minnetonka Students Earn Tickets To ‘We Day Minnesota’

Students at Minnetonka High School are earning their way to the star-studded We Day Minnesota event coming up this October, and they’re doing it one sandwich at a time.

05/06/2013

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Some Schoolchildren Get Rare May Snow Day

Schoolchildren in Minnesota and Wisconsin got a rare May snow day Thursday as a storm dropped up to 16 inches of sticky snow across a beleaguered region that was just starting to enjoy spring.

05/02/2013

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Computer Glitches Derail School Tests In 3 States

School districts across several states are rescheduling high-stakes tests that judge student proficiency and determine teachers’ pay because of technical problems involving the test administrators’ computer systems.

05/01/2013

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Minnesota House Passes Education Budget

Every school district in Minnesota would get state funding for all-day kindergarten under an education finance bill that was approved late Tuesday by the state House.

04/23/2013

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Senate Dems Seek Boost For Early Education

Senate Democrats are looking to help Minnesota’s youngest students with their budget choices on education.

04/11/2013

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Scores Of Minnesota Schools Cancel Classes

Treacherous driving conditions have led scores of schools and school districts to cancel classes for the day across the southern half of Minnesota.

04/11/2013

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Boost For Early Education In Minn. House Budget

Minnesota schools would receive state funding for all-day kindergarten and an extra $200 per pupil on average in House Democrats’ plans for education spending.

04/09/2013

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Rural Minn. School Districts Worry About Snow Days

Many rural Minnesota school districts were forced to cancel several days of classes because of the tough winter. Now administrators are worried those closures will come back to haunt them as they prepare for this spring’s round of high-stakes achievement tests.

04/09/2013

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