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Private School Helps Mpls. Public School Students Aim For Graduation

Fifty-nine percent of Minneapolis public school students graduate from high school, a number that is slowly increasing. But there is a program students can attend in the summer that will up those chances to 99 percent.

06/24/2015

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Kids Overscheduled During Summer Months, Experts Say

Many parents think they need to keep their children busy all summer, but experts say too much scheduling may be a bad thing. With so many children overscheduled during the school year, experts say downtime is critical over the summer.

06/22/2015

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Mpls. School Shattering Graduation Rate Statistics — In A Good Way

Fifty percent of urban youth graduate high school in the city of Minneapolis. For Hispanic and black students, the rates are even lower. However, for eight years, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School has been shattering statistics.

06/19/2015

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Tuition Hike Proposed For Minn. State Colleges, Universities

Students at Minnesota’s state colleges and universities could be paying more for tuition this fall. Prices could go up nearly 3 and a half percent or about $233 a year at the state’s seven state universities. That does not include the University of Minnesota.

06/16/2015

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Students, Staff Locked In Rosemount Middle School Due To Threats

Rosemount Middle School officials have locked the school down after receiving a threatening call Monday morning, according to police.

06/08/2015

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U Of M Students Develop Smart Water Bottle

There’s smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs, so why not a smart water bottle? Well, a group of University of Minnesota students have created just that. It’s called ‘Hidrate Me.’

06/03/2015

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Senator: Free 2-Year College Would Fight Worker Shortages

A Democratic state senator says offering free two-year college education will fight worker shortages across Minnesota. Sen. LeRoy Stumpf says the state could send about 3,500 qualified students to two-year technical and vocational programs for about $24 million.

04/07/2015

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Charges: Fmr. Special Needs Teacher Took Inappropriate Pictures Of Students

A 48-year-old Chaska man has been charged with allegedly taking inappropriate pictures and having inappropriate contact with students at the schools he worked at, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced.

03/25/2015

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Bill Seeks To Provide More Counselors For Minn. Students

Kids see school counselors for a lot of things, from trying to find the best fit for college to a crisis in class or at home.

03/09/2015

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S.D. Panel Votes To Void Transgender Students In Sports Policy

A state House committee has approved a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. The House State Affairs Committee on Monday voted 10 to 2 to support the measure.

02/09/2015

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Bill Would Update Student Phys Ed Standards, Require Tests

A Minnesota state senator wants to hold more schools accountable for their students’ physical education. Sen. Susan Kent introduced a bill Monday that would require yearly assessments of students’ physical health starting with the 2017 school year.

01/26/2015

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Hundreds March In Mpls. For Racial Justice, Equality

Students with the Million Artist Movement were among the hundreds of people with marched in Minneapolis Saturday in conjunction with the “Day of Resistance” movements around the country. Participants marched from the Federal Reserve Bank to the Government Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, where they held a demonstration.

12/13/2014

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MN Students March To Capitol In Response To Ferguson

A number of Minnesota high school and college students expressed their disappointment with the Ferguson, Missouri outcome by walking out of school. They joined students who staged walkouts in more than 50 cities across the country on Monday.

12/01/2014

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Minnesota Rallies In Wake Of Ferguson Decision

At least four rallies are planned in Minnesota in the wake of the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, not to indict officer Darren Wilson and hundreds of students in Minneapolis staged a sit-in to voice their discontent.

11/25/2014

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Preps Underway For ‘We Day’ At Xcel Center

Over the last year, we’ve seen what We Day can do to inspire teenagers. The concert celebration returns to the Xcel Energy Center Wednesday, but the setup and rehearsals are already underway.

11/11/2014

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With Fewer High School Grads, ‘U’ Unveils Plans To Attract Students

University of Minnesota officials are expecting a decline in high school graduates in the near future, and this means they’re coming up with new ways to attract students. The U is planning to ramp up recruitment of out-of-state students, increase financial aid and continue a two-year freeze on tuition.

10/20/2014

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With School Out, Students Sleep Outside To Fight Homelessness

With school out for MEA, hundreds of students will spend the night outside, raising awareness for homelessness. They will be taking part in Cardboard Box City at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

10/16/2014

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Alert: St. Thomas Students Robbed At Gunpoint

University of St. Thomas officials have issued a safety alert saying two students and their friends were robbed early Sunday morning by two men, one of whom reportedly had a gun.

09/29/2014

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Scam Phone Calls Targeting U Of M Students, Asking For Money

University of Minnesota police say there has recently been a string of scam phone calls targeting students, asking them to pay legal fees or overdue taxes. According to the university, the caller will identify themselves as a police officer, or FBI agent, and tell the potential victim they have overdue legal fees.

09/25/2014

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Former Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex With Students

Washington County officials say a 36-year-old former teacher from Stillwater, Minn., pleaded guilty to having sex with two students at his home.

09/15/2014

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Back To School For Most Minnesota Students

Hundreds of thousands of kids are waking up a little earlier this Tuesday, and so are their excited parents. The day after Labor Day means it’s time to head back to school for most Minnesota students.

09/02/2014

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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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