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St. Paul School District

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Comcast Offers Students Low-Cost Internet

As technology begins to take on a greater role in education, the St. Paul, Minn. school district is trying to make it accessible to all students with a new grant. Comcast announced Tuesday that it gave $50,000 to non-profit community organizations in St. Paul to create, “Internet Essential Learning Zones.”

03/04/2014

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Details Emerge On St. Paul Schools, Teachers Union Tentative Contract

The agreement was reached after a 24-hour-long mediation session. The contract will go through 2015 and includes new wages and benefits, as well as additional staffing.

02/24/2014

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St. Paul Schools, Teachers Union Reach Tentative Deal

The St. Paul Federation of Teachers and St. Paul Schools have reached a tentative labor agreement on their 2013-15 contract, officials announced Friday morning. After 24 hours of negations between the school district and the union, it appears a teachers’ strike will be avoided.

02/21/2014

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St. Paul Teachers To Take Strike Vote On Feb. 24

About 3,000 teachers in St. Paul could be asked to take a strike vote as early as Monday. The St. Paul Federation of Teachers is expected to decice at a meeting Monday night if it will be moving closer to walking off the job.

02/10/2014

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Broken Pipe Closes St. Paul Elementary School

Students were sent home from a St. Paul elementary school after a broken pipe was discovered in the building Wednesday morning, officials said.

01/16/2013

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St. Paul Teacher Accused Of Grabbing, Bruising 6-Year-Old

For the second time this year, a teacher at a school in St. Paul is on paid leave during an investigation. A long-time educator at Heights Community School is accused of an altercation with a student.

04/12/2012

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3 Arrested In Armed Robbery Of St. Paul Pharmacy

St. Paul School District officials said two buildings had to be locked down Tuesday morning after a robbery at a pharmacy.

04/03/2012

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Teacher Accused Of Discrimination To Be Paid Until Oct.

The St. Paul School District says a teacher who resigned after allegedly discriminating against black students will still be paid until October.

03/27/2012

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St. Paul Teacher Accused Of Discrimination Resigns, District Says

The St. Paul School District says Tim Olmstead, the teacher who allegedly discriminated against black students in his sixth grade classroom, resigned.

03/26/2012

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Suspended St. Paul Teacher Has History Of Controversy

A man has been suspended for giving a sexually suggestive birthday card to a grade school student and for talking about castration in front of his 6th grade class.

02/15/2012

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Teacher Accused Of Racial Discrimination On Paid Leave

A St. Paul teacher is on paid leave after being accused of racial discrimination in his own classroom.

01/30/2012

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Sleep Experts Concerned About St. Paul Start Time Change

Some parents are upset that little input was gathered from the public on how the staggered start times would impact schools.

06/03/2011

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Could Lawsuits Greet St. Paul School Plan?

Parents in St. Paul Public Schools are still reeling from a decision by the school board to restructure the district.

03/16/2011

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St. Paul Schools Move Toward Centralization

The pendulum in St. Paul public schools is swinging away from years of autonomy toward centralizing budgeting, curriculum and even schedules.

02/14/2011

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Schools Re-Open After Two-Day Shutdown

For a second straight day, public school students in Minneapolis and St. Paul were again taking advantage of rare snow days.

12/14/2010