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Excellent Educator: Dayton Elementary’s Lynette Daniel

This morning the WCCO Morning Show’s Edward Moody helped honor another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in student’s lives.

10/04/2013

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Excellent Educator: Champlin Park Orchestra Instructor

Judy Blomgren is WCCO’s first Excellent Educator of the week. Called “Mama B” by students, Blomgren teaches all orchestra classes at Champlin Park High School.

09/20/2013

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News Click: School Starting Too Early This Year?

Should public schools in Minneapolis be starting prior to Labor Day?

08/26/2013

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Teachers From IL, MN, NY, PA, OH Study Great Lake

Fifteen teachers from five states are spending the week on Lake Ontario as part of a research program. The teachers, from elementary to high school, are aboard the Lake Guardian, a research vessel operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

07/10/2013

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Two Waconia Teachers Take On Mount McKinley

A total of six Minnesotans from the west metro will be taking on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. Two of them — Brian Honkomp and Christian Gilbert — are teachers at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia.

06/13/2013

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Brainerd Grads Get Surprise Letters From 1st Grade Teachers

When graduating Brainerd seniors grabbed their diplomas this year, a number of them received a gift they weren’t expecting. It came in the form of a personalized letter from two teachers who gave them their start.

06/06/2013

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Bill On Subpar Teachers Gets Minn. Senate Hearing

Minnesota’s Senate Education Committee is considering a bill to prohibit schools from placing a student in a classroom led by a teacher deemed unsatisfactory under state standards, if that student had one the previous year.

03/14/2013

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MN School Groups Seek Big Funding Boost

Education Minnesota, the Association of School Administrators and the Minnesota School Boards Association joined forces Monday to ask lawmakers for more than $1 billion dollars in education spending over the next two years.

02/25/2013

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Minn. Bill Would Steer Kids From Subpar Teachers

New legislation would demand that Minnesota school administrators avoid putting children in classrooms led by teachers deemed unsatisfactory if they had one the previous year.

02/25/2013

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Abuse Report At Rochester HS May Not Have Followed Kyle’s Law

A family who has fought for years to protect vulnerable children says a story WCCO first shared this week means more needs to be done.

02/17/2013

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Local Principal Jane Hileman Recognized Nationally

It is refreshing to learn about a successful school at a time when our education system is under such scrutiny.

02/12/2013

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Angel Snow Sculpture Honors Teachers In CT School Tragedy

A moving tribute to the victims of the Connecticut school tragedy has been created in Duluth.

12/19/2012

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State Education Commissioner On WCCO Morning News

Dr Brenda Casselius talked with Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News on Monday.

12/18/2012

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Digital Debate: Teamster’s Hoffa & Amway Heir DeVos: Clash Over Unions!

James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.

10/29/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

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Will It End? Chicago Teachers To Vote On Strike

After a weeklong strike over job security and evaluation procedures, it all comes down to this: Are Chicago teachers satisfied enough with a proposed contract deal that they will vote to end their walkout?

09/16/2012

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Teachers Become Students To Learn Technology Integration

It may be summer break, but some teachers were back in the classroom Tuesday. This time, they were the students — learning how to best integrate technology into their lesson plans.

07/31/2012

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Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.

07/09/2012

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Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]

06/12/2012

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Seniority Still Rules In Minn. Teacher Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have let schools lay off teachers based on their performance rather than simply on seniority.

05/03/2012

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Teacher Tenure Bill Heads To Dayton

A bill making significant changes to the process for teacher layoffs is headed to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who has pledged a veto.

04/28/2012

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Minn. House Votes For New Teacher Layoff Rules

Despite opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota House has voted to let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom and look beyond seniority in job-protection decision.

04/26/2012

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Wisconsin School Staff Drops 2.3 Percent

The state Department of Public Instruction is reporting that the number of teachers and other staff working in Wisconsin schools dropped 2.3 percent this school year.

04/18/2012

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