Excellent Educator: Jenny Bennett At Breck SchoolEvery week on WCCO we ask for your Excellent Educator nominations. Sometimes we get them from co-workers or from parents of students. But this week, a first grader wanted us to know about her teacher.
St. Paul Student Gets 90 Days House Arrest For Assault On TeacherA 16-year-old St. Paul student was sentenced Tuesday to probation, anger management therapy and 150 hours of community service after pleading guilty last month to assaulting a teacher.
St. Paul Teacher Says District Failed To Protect Him From ViolenceA teacher who is suing the St. Paul School District after being attacked by a student spoke out for the first time Tuesday.
Man Acquitted Of Killing Austin Man During Philadelphia iPod TheftA man already serving a life sentence has been acquitted of murder in the shooting death of an aspiring teacher during an iPod robbery in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the jury found Marcellus Jones not guilty of all charges Wednesday, including murder and conspiracy to commit robbery, in the death of 23-year-old Beau Zabel.
Excellent Educator: Mary Gilbertson Of Basswood ElementaryPreschool is often the first experience kids have with school. For their parents, it can be their first time sending them off. One teacher in Maple Grove strives to make it an easy transition for everyone.
Excellent Educator: Derek Williamson Of Lincoln ElementaryThe math teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Anoka gets to play with numbers all day long with people he admits he fits right in with.
Nominations Begin For 2016 Teacher Of The Year AwardNominations are under way for Minnesota's Teacher of the Year for 2016. It's impossible to pick the best teacher in Minnesota, so the goal is to find someone who best represents all of the state's educators.
Fmr. Teacher Pleads Guilty To Taking Compromising Photos Of StudentsA former teacher who worked with hearing impaired students in the north metro pleaded guilty last week to taking compromising photos of students in his classroom.
Teen Gets 27 Years For Killing Cottage Grove TeacherA 19-year-old Pine Springs man who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a popular Cottage Grove teacher learned his fate Friday afternoon. Bailey Garcia was sentenced to 27 years for second-degree murder in the January drive-by shooting death of David Frigaard in Mahtomedi.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Frozen Yogurt In MinnesotaSteamy summer days draw us in hordes to frozen yogurt shops to cool off with a swirl of sweet relief. But there can only be one serving up the Best of Minnesota, and it's Sweet Toppings in Andover.
Charges: St. Paul Teacher Touched Student InappropriatelyA 47-year-old St. Paul teacher is accused of inappropriate sexual contact involving one of his students, according to charges filed Monday in Ramsey County Court. Vam Ntxaij Yajzt was charged with one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident, which happened May 7.
Attorney: Teen Accused Of Shooting Teacher Didn't Go To The BarNineteen-year-old Bailey Garcia is facing charges after allegedly shooting 46-year-old David Frigaard last weekend.

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