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Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP’s Education Plans

A retired English teacher will help set Republicans’ agenda for making changes to the state’s schools. Rep. Sondra Erickson, a Princeton Republican who retired from teaching in 2000, said school districts have been dizzied by new rules and policies after three elections that shifted control of state government.

12/21/2014

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Excellent Educator: DeNise Pellinen Of Jefferson Elementary

Can you think of doing something every day for 22 years and not getting tired of it? One teacher in south Minneapolis has been helping second graders in the classroom for that long, and says she loves every day she gets to go to work.

12/19/2014

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Fmr. Willmar Teacher, 34, Accused Of Having Sex With Student

A 34-year-old Ashby man is accused of having a 5-year sexual relationship with a student starting when she was 15 years old, according to the Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office.

12/08/2014

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Excellent Educator: Edgewood Middle School’s Julie Hartinger

or young students, getting good grades in math can sometimes depend on the teacher. Often students need one-on-one time. One teacher in Mounds View is known to go above and beyond to help students grasp the subject, and that’s what makes her this week’s Excellent Educator.

11/14/2014

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Plymouth Catholic School Fires Teacher Over Emails

A Catholic school in the Twin Cities area has fired a male teacher who it says sent inappropriate emails to female students.

10/10/2014

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Expert Sounds Off On Rash Of Sex Assaults By Authority Figures

Sexual assault charges against a high school tennis coach are the latest in a long line of cases were coaches have been accused of having sex with young teens. Charges were filed Monday against Daniel Hubbard-Wilson, a coach at the all-girls Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.

10/07/2014

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Fmr. Mpls. Teacher Pleads Guilty To Stalking 17-Year-Old Student

A 46-year-old Oakdale man has pleaded guilty to aggressively pursuing a 17-year-old student while teaching at Minneapolis South High School, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

10/07/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Boutique Owner’s Path To Success

Peace Core. High school art teacher. Wedding dress designer. Three totally different careers — with different paths to success. Unless your name is Joy Noelle Teiken.

09/16/2014

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Mpls. Teacher Charged With Stalking Student, Seeking Sexual Relationship

A 46-year-old Minneapolis teacher is accused of sending sexual text messages to an underage student and seeking a sexual relationship, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

07/02/2014

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Minneapolis Teacher In Court For Alleged Underage Sex Charge

A 23-year-old social studies teacher has been charged with trying to solicit a minor for sex after being arrested Tuesday in an undercover investigation.

05/29/2014

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Mpls. Teacher Accused Of Soliciting A Minor For Sex

A teacher at Olson Middle School in Minneapolis is behind bars and accused of soliciting a minor for sex. Early Tuesday afternoon, social studies teacher Joel Fowler was arrested by St. Paul Police.

05/28/2014

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Excellent Educator: Early Intervention Educator Stephenie Labandz

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator who has gone above and beyond to make a different in students’ lives. You don’t always have to look in a classroom for an excellent educator. Sometimes they make home visits. That’s where Edward Moody found this week’s honoree.

05/23/2014

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FBI: 100s Have Contacted Us About Pedophile Case

The FBI says hundreds of people have contacted it about a teacher suspected of drugging and molesting boys during a four-decade international teaching career, greatly expanding the potential number of suspected victims. The FBI said […]

05/13/2014

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Rogers High School Suspension: Punishment Fits The Crime?

Take 5 seconds to vote on Dave Lee’s Morning Show Poll by clicking the link above.

02/19/2014

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Priest Accused of Molestation Suspended As Sex Ed Teacher

A former priest, accused of molesting two children decades ago, has been suspended from teaching sex education for Wright County. The county board recently canceled their contract with 79-year-old Harry Walsh. Walsh was one of five priests named in an internal archdiocese memo about parishes with “some connection to a history of clergy sexual abuse.”

12/25/2013

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