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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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Local Principal Jane Hileman Recognized Nationally

It is refreshing to learn about a successful school at a time when our education system is under such scrutiny.

02/12/2013

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Rogers Named Best Place To Raise Kids

A small town in Hennepin County has been named the best place to raise kids in the state.

02/05/2013

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Lawmakers Want To Up Schools’ Mental Health Funds

While state and federal politicians consider changes to gun laws, a group of Minnesota lawmakers want to improve mental health care in schools.

02/01/2013

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Lawmakers Want Faster Payback Of Minn. School IOUs

House Democratic and Republican leaders have come to early agreement on the state budget: Both want the final product to repay IOUs to Minnesota schools faster than Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed.

01/25/2013

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Arctic Cold Settles In Across Minnesota

Some schools in Minnesota plan to close or open late as the coldest air of the winter settles in.

01/21/2013

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1st Minn. House Bills On School IOUs, Property Tax

The first batch of bills in the Minnesota House will attempt to whittle away at state IOUs to schools, give more property taxpayers rebates, install a health care insurance exchange and prop up investment grant programs.

01/08/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers To Debate School Levy Reliance

Next year’s big debate over how to reshape the Minnesota tax system will include a serious discussion about school reliance on property tax levies.

12/24/2012

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Farmington Schools Providing iPads For All Students, Teachers

Apple’s tablet will soon be an everyday necessity for students in Farmington schools. By the end of the school year, the district will provide an iPad2 or iPad Mini to all of its 7,330 students and their teachers.

12/13/2012

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How Does Your Kids School District Stack Up Against “THE REST OF THE WORLD?”

An awesome and easy to you use interactive tool can let you find out!

12/11/2012

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Ad Claims Gay Marriage Would Be Taught In Schools

Supporters of a Minnesota constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage are airing a new TV ad that says legalizing gay marriage could expose schoolchildren to teaching about same-sex relationships even if their parents oppose them.

10/25/2012

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Bringing Therapists To Schools Helps Ease Students’ Fears

The first day of school is fun for some and daunting for others. When fears and anxiety get in the way of learning, Eden Prairie schools have extra people to help.

09/04/2012

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School Year Begins For Most Minnesota Students

It’s an exciting day for hundreds of thousands of kids across Minnesota as many of them head back to school for the first time since the beginning of summer. Tuesday also marks the first day for many students here in the Twin Cities.

09/04/2012

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New Figures Offer Hope Of Closing Achievement Gap

A new system for measuring Minnesota schools is offering hope of closing the achievement gap. After getting a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, Minnesota established its own system for rating schools.

08/30/2012

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Spike In Kindergarten Students Hits Mpls. Schools

It’s a big day for a few thousand 5- and 6-year-olds in Minneapolis. Today is the first day of school for kindergarteners. All of the other students in the district started earlier this week.

08/29/2012

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