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1-7-14 Gary Amoroso On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Will the school year be lengthened due to days off for school kids? Click the link to listen to the conversation from today.

01/07/2014

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Folks Have Fun On Too-Cold-For-School Day

Minnesota’s largest school districts aren’t taking any chances with this bone-chilling cold. Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Public Schools will all be closed again Tuesday. The superintendents say it’s just too cold for students to wait for buses or walk to school.

01/06/2014

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Bloomington Teacher Convicted For Abusing 4 Students

A 60-year-old substitute teacher has been convicted of abusing four students at a Bloomington elementary school last December, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

12/23/2013

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Struggling Students Find Home At Rochester School

Sam Thomas suffered from crippling panic attacks. The attacks were so severe that Thomas would miss weeks of school at a time. Big groups terrified him. And the more school he missed, the worse the attacks got when another school day approached, creating a cycle that only got worse.

11/30/2013

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U Of M Students Petition For Safety

Students at the University of Minnesota are taking a stand on safety. An online petition has received thousands of signatures demanding an increased police presence on and near campus.

11/27/2013

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Minnesota In Market For New Student Testing Company

Minnesota and its main student testing contractor are parting ways after a rocky run. Documents made public late Wednesday reveal that Washington, D.C.-based testing company American Institutes for Research has decided against seeking renewal of its $61 million contract with the state Department of Education.

10/31/2013

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Wayne Offers Tuition Break To Great Lakes Students

If you live in one of the Great Lakes states or Ontario, Wayne State University says you can pay only a bit more than the undergraduate tuition for Michigan residents.

10/23/2013

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MN Teacher Conference Focuses On Mental Illness, Behavior Issues

Many students are starting a long weekend tonight. That’s because most schools are closed Thursday and Friday for an annual statewide teachers’ conference.

10/16/2013

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Globe Univ. Students Suing School For Misleading Applicants

Five Globe University students filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday against their for-profit school, alleging that the school lied to students on everything from transferability of its credits to its inferior accreditation. Globe University is a Woodbury, Minn.-based career college offering degrees in 40 program areas, enrolling 7,803 students across 20 locations that include Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

10/02/2013

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Fire Destroys Playground At Hmong International Academy

Students at one Minneapolis school won’t get to use their playground when they head back to class on Tuesday. A fire destroyed the playground equipment at Hmong International Academy near Jordan Park.

09/02/2013

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Mpls. Schools Deal With A Scorching First Day

The excitement of the first day of classes for Minneapolis Public Schools came with some apprehension due to Monday’s sweltering heat. The district got permission to begin the school year a week before Labor Day four years ago. Most classrooms are not equipped with air conditioning. The principals and teachers in Minneapolis did what they could to make sure students were as comfortable as possible.

08/26/2013

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Combat Back-To-School Anxiety As Fall Approaches

Going back to school can be absolutely terrifying to some kids, who sometimes end up worrying about how their peers and teachers will view them. Those are all things Dr. Gretchen Lewis-Snyder has heard in her office.

08/20/2013

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Dayton: More Must Be Done To Keep Kids In School

Gov. Mark Dayton is challenging school leaders to find ways to lower Minnesota dropout rates, saying a diploma is essential to success in society.

08/06/2013

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‘U’ Police: 2 Students Caught Nude In Bell Museum

University of Minnesota police officers say they warned two students after they were caught engaged in sexual activity at the U’s Bell Museum last week. A 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were discovered at the museum.

07/16/2013

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Fmr. Shattuck-St. Mary’s Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Boys

The former Shattuck-St. Mary’s teacher charged with seven counts of sexually abusing six students changed his plea to guilty on Friday, according to the Rice County Attorney. Lynn Seibel, 71, taught at the Faribault boarding school and was accused of sexually assaulting six males students from 1999 to 2003. He’ll now be sentenced on Oct. 4.

07/12/2013

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