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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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Minn. House Democrats To Release K-12 Priorities

Minnesota House Democrats are planning to reveal their spending priorities for Minnesota’s public schools.

04/09/2013

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Racino Bill Aims To Solve Stadium Funding Woes

Funding for the Viking stadium has come up short at the Capitol in the past, but racino supporters say lawmakers can’t ignore it any longer.

04/08/2013

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Walk-Out Expected At Washburn H.S. Monday

Some Minneapolis high school students could be planning to walk out of school Monday to show their support for a faculty member who may be about to be fired.

04/08/2013

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On School IOUs, Dayton Says Waiting Is Fine By Him

Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to wait rather than take action to quickly deliver $800 million in back pay to Minnesota schools.

03/19/2013

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Dayton Administration Aims For Higher Grad Rates

The administration of Gov. Mark Dayton is vowing to shrink the number of Minnesota students who don’t graduate from high school.

03/13/2013

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Good Question: How Do Schools Decide To Delay Or Close?

We are in the age of the two-hour snow delay. Almost every time it snows, there’s a long list of school with a late start time. Rarely do we see districts canceling classes.

03/04/2013

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House Panel Forwards School Anti-Bullying Bill

A bill at the Capitol to strengthen state laws against bullying in schools has passed its first committee hurdle.

03/01/2013

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Police In 1 Minn. Town Set Up Shop In Schools

One small-town Minnesota school district is taking a unique approach to keeping students safe: The police are moving in.

03/01/2013

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MN School Groups Seek Big Funding Boost

Education Minnesota, the Association of School Administrators and the Minnesota School Boards Association joined forces Monday to ask lawmakers for more than $1 billion dollars in education spending over the next two years.

02/25/2013

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Minn. Bill Would Steer Kids From Subpar Teachers

New legislation would demand that Minnesota school administrators avoid putting children in classrooms led by teachers deemed unsatisfactory if they had one the previous year.

02/25/2013

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