Research by the Educator Licensing Board shows there are more than 890,000 public school students in Minnesota -- but only 637 licensed school nurses.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Need For School NursesResearch by the Educator Licensing Board shows there are more than 890,000 public school students in Minnesota -- but only 637 licensed school nurses.
Interview: Education Minnesota President Denise Specht Reflects On 1st School WeekHow did the first week of school go with all the concerns surrounding COVID? We asked the president of the Minnesota teachers' union her perspective.
South Education Center In Richfield Placed On Lockdown After Student Found With HandgunA school in Richfield was placed on lockdown Friday after a student was found with a handgun.
MDH Concerned About COVID Case Bump As School Year StartsMinnesota public health officials say they are concerned about COVID-19 cases increasing among children as a school year begins with many back in the classroom.
Gov. Tim Walz Encouraging Students To Get Vaccinated As More Return To ClassCaroline Cummings reports in Rochester where the governor just welcomed kids in elementary school back to the classroom—and hopes Minnesotans will continue to get vaccinated.
Students In Minneapolis Return To ClassroomsHeather Brown reports from outside Bryn Mawr Elementary School in Minneapolis.
Good Question: When Did Summer Break Become The Norm?Thousands of Minnesota kids went back to the classroom, but many others were able to squeeze in one more day of summer break.
Many Minnesota Students Return To Class At Start Of School YearTuesday is first day of school for thousands of Minnesota kids, including at Anoka-Hennepin, the largest school district in the state.
Uncertainty For Minnesota Students On Eve Of School Year’s StartMany Minnesota schools have mask mandates in some form, and St. Paul even has a vaccine mandate for teachers and staff. But no matter where or when students start school, it will still look a little different.
Talking Points: Catching Students Up While Keeping Them SafeEducators face the daunting task of trying to overcome the learning losses of the past two school year – and keeping kids and staff safe from COVID-19. St. Paul Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard talks to WCCO’s Esme Murphy about his plans.
Parents Sue Gov. Walz For Not Imposing School Mask MandateMany Minnesota schools open their doors this week. Just in time for classes, a group of parents has filed a lawsuit seeking a statewide school mask mandate.
Interview: SPPS Superintendent Joe Gothard On Challenges Of Upcoming School YearMost Minnesota schools start this week. Like districts across the country they have to deal with increasing COVID cases and trying to help kids catch up from not being in a regular school setting for nearly two years.
COVID Report Card: A Look At Distance Learning’s TollA WCCO investigation reveals the COVID report card that shows a greater number failing to make the grade.
U Of M’s Plan To Enforce Vaccine MandateThe FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine means a rush of business and colleges, including the University of Minnesota, announced vaccine mandates. The U is now requiring that all 50,000-plus students be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Anoka-Hennepin Schools To Require Masks During COVID Case SpikesOne of Minnesota’s largest school districts will require universal indoor masking for the upcoming school year, but only during times when the local COVID-19 case rate spikes.
Vaccine Now Required For U Of M StudentsAs expected, the University of Minnesota will add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required vaccines for all enrolled students after the FDA fully approved the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech.
Facing Bus Driver Shortage, Robbinsdale Schools Bring In Out-Of-State CandidatesA critical shortage of bus drivers has one school district looking cross-country to hire drivers.
Minnesotan Becomes 1st Woman To Take LSAT In PrisonA new program is giving Minnesota inmates a second chance -- If they're willing to put in the work, reports Liz Collin (2:59). WCCO 4 News At 10 - August 16, 2021
What Have We Learned About Schools And COVID?Heather Brown answers the Good Question on many parents' minds (3:09). WCCO 4 News At 10 - Aug. 12, 2021
Minn. Teacher Of The Year Nominees Reflect On Education During COVIDAs a new school year approaches, Minnesota is honoring teachers who helped lead the way during a year unlike any before, Jeff Wagner reports (2:21). WCCO 4 News At 10 - Aug. 11, 2021
Waconia School Boards Votes To Keep Masks OptionalParents passionate against forcing their kids to wear a mask in school had their voices heard tonight in the southwest metro, Jeff Wagner reports (2:18). WCCO 4 News At 10 - Aug. 9, 2021
DIY Friday: Teach Kids STEM Skills Using Lava LampsThey've been popular for decades in college dorms and party basements. But Lava Lamps are also a good way to teach your kids STEM skills and have fun. WCCO Mid-Morning - Aug. 6, 2021
Parents Demanding More Online Learning OptionsSome of the Minnesota's largest districts will also offer some sort of virtual learning option -- but it's not a state requirement to do so, reports Erin Hassanzadeh (3:04). WCCO 4 News At 10 - August 4, 2021
Target Announces Debt-Free Education Assistance Program For Its 340,000 Front-Line Workers NationwideAs competition for workers continues, one of the state’s largest employers is offering a new incentive, John Lauritsen reports (1:39). WCCO 4 News At 5 - Aug. 4, 2021

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