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MN Students’ Proficiency Holds Steady, Slightly Up

Minnesota students’ performance on standardized proficiency tests held steady or slightly improved this year. The tests measure students’ ability to meet reading, math and science benchmarks.

08/26/2014

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Generation Next Announces Plan To Bridge Achievement Gap

A group of Minnesotans say they have a new strategy to correct one of the state’s biggest disparities. Four out of 10 students make it to graduation in the city of Minneapolis, seven out of 10 in St. Paul, Minn.

08/18/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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Anoka Co. Teacher Investigated After Photos Of Students Found On Computer

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says there is a criminal investigation underway into a contracted teacher for St. Francis and Spring Lake Park schools. According to the sheriff’s office, the investigation began after the St. Francis School District Interim Superintendent Troy Ferguson reported some concerning conduct that was alleged against the contracted teacher, identified as 66-year-old David Wayne Harrell of Chaska, Minn.

06/17/2014

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Police Investigate Hoax Letter From Prior Lake H.S.

School officials, police officers and the postal service in Prior Lake are investigating after people reported getting an offensive hoax letter. The letter looked official, using Prior Lake High School’s letterhead and return address, but what the letter said was far from it.

05/15/2014

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4 Mpls. Teachers Heading To Somalia To Better Understand Their Students

In Minneapolis, four teachers are going way beyond what is expected in order to close a cultural gap. The teachers work at Anne Sullivan Communication Center, an elementary and middle school on East 28th Street in Minneapolis. There, 60 percent of the students are Somali.

05/12/2014

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Free Vision Tests Expand Into St. Paul Public Schools

Hundreds of thousands of kids in St. Paul will soon be getting a better education. It’s not because their teachers are doing anything different. It’s because they’ll be able to see the board and their books better.

05/06/2014

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Students On Spring Break Make The Most Of April Snow

Spring Break is wrapping up in some districts, and after Thursday’s snowstorm it looks like anything but spring in Minnesota.

04/04/2014

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Dessa To Perform With Minneapolis Students

Local hip-hop artist Dessa will be joined by hundreds of students from Minneapolis Public Schools during an upcoming performance. The musician teamed up with local composer Jocelyn Hagen to write a song that students will perform in late April. One of the final rehearsals was held Friday at Patrick Henry High School.

03/21/2014

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Lawmakers Want Tougher Rules On H.S. Transfer Athletes

As the boys state hockey tournament skates into the Xcel Energy Center, it’s another showdown in St. Paul that some high school athletes are fighting to win. Lawmakers are wondering if some students and their parents are going too far to gain a competitive edge.

03/05/2014

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Farmington Students Collect More Than $6K In Coins To Help Kids In Kenya

Thousands of students across Minnesota have been collecting coins since last fall with one thought in mind: They want to help build schools for children in other countries who have no access to education.

02/25/2014

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Astronaut Visits Mpls. Students Sending Experiment To Space

While a lot of high school juniors and seniors are worried about finding a prom date, 13 Minnehaha Academy students are on a different mission: sending a NASA-approved experiment to space.

02/25/2014

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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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Weather Watcher Jingle Helping Kids In The Classroom

By now you’ve probably heard our Weather Watcher jingle. What you might not know is that the cheerful tune has become an important lesson for some students at Green Central School in Minneapolis.

02/04/2014

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‘U’ Students Want Crime Alerts To Avoid Using Racial Descriptions

School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in Crime Alerts.

01/29/2014

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