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Bus Driver Shortage Has Some Twin Cities Families Turning To Rideshare Apps To Get Kids To SchoolA severe shortage of bus drivers means parents are finding other ways to get their kids to school. But some of those options could have negative consequences.
COVID Cases Rising In schools, Health Officials SayVaughan Steffensrud Elementary in Chisholm is remote for two weeks due to “substantial classroom transmission.” The district wouldn’t say how many cases there are.
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.
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.
RSV Cases On The Rise: Here's How To Spot ItBefore school even starts, respiratory viruses are spreading among kids.
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.
St. Paul Public Schools Requires Staff To Be Vaccinated For COVID-19 Or Undergo Regular TestingThe St. Paul School Board on Friday unanimously approved a motion which requires all staff in the state’s second largest school district to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
How To Ease Back-To-School Anxiety, According To ExpertsIt’s back to school for many in a few weeks, but after more than a year at home during the pandemic, many children returning will be burdened with feelings of anxiety.
Osseo Area Schools Modifies Plan To Require Face Coverings For First TrimesterOsseo Area Schools will require masks in all facilities for the first trimester, which runs until Dec. 6.
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
Minnesota Teachers Create Educational Social Media Platform For StudentsA group of Minnesota teachers teamed up to create a social media platform for students. Laura Kniffin, co-creator of “Fanschool”, joined us Monday. () WCCO Mid-Morning - June 28, 2021
Walz Announces $75 Million Of Federal COVID Relief Money To Go To Summer School ProgramsThe goal of the programs is to help Minnesota students catch up after a year filled with different learning models, Esme Murphy reports (1:52) WCCO 4 News At 5 - May 18, 2021
Battle Over Religious Equity Of School Holidays Brews In Eden Prairie School DistrictSome parents say if one religious holiday is worthy of a day off, theirs should be too, David Schuman reports (1:52) WCCO 4 News At 5 - March 24, 2021
How Minnesota’s Back-To-School Plan Compares To Neighboring StatesGov. Walz is urging all schools to offer some sort of in-person learning by March 8, so how doesn’t Minnesota’s plan compare to other states? Caroline Cummings reports (2:09) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Feb. 18, 2021
Concern For Vulnerable Family Members Keeps Some Students Home From SchoolAs many Minnesota students head back to their classrooms this week, there are many who simply cannot. COVID concerns for a vulnerable family member will keep them at home, Liz Collin reports (2:29) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Feb. 17, 2021
When Will Kids Get The COVID Vaccine?Before new medications hit the market, adults are almost always researched before kids. That’s no different with the COVID vaccine (3:09) WCCO 4 Mid-Morning - Feb. 12, 2021
Battle At State Capitol Over Getting Kids Back In SchoolThere’s a battle at the state capitol over who should ultimately decide which students go back to the classroom and when, Caroline Cummings reports (2:14) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Feb. 11, 2021
How School Districts Decide Which Educators Get The COVID Vaccine FirstRight now, there are only about 6,000 vaccines available for educators and child care staff in Minnesota. Those shots will begin on Thursday. Kate Raddatz shares how districts are deciding who gets the first doses (2:02) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Jan. 19, 2021
Edina Parents Push For Full In-Person LearningEdina Public Schools plan to move to a hybrid learning model for middle and high school students in mid-February. But for some parents, that decision isn’t enough. Marielle Mohs reports that they want to see their older students back in the classroom every day (2:01) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Jan. 13, 2021
Minneapolis, St. Paul Public School Teachers Concerned About Returning In-PersonSt. Paul Public and Minneapolis Public schools are doing a phased re-entry approach with their elementary students. Kate Raddatz reports, teachers are worried the move is happening too soon (2:03) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Jan. 12, 2021
DIY Friday: Fun Ways Kids Can Learn About MagnetsTime for DIY Friday: Today, we're finding out some fun and easy ways kids can learn about magnets. WCCO Mid-Morning - Jan. 8. 2021
Schools Shift Learning Models As COVID Cases RiseNew data released on Thursday shows that the number of students and staff getting sick has increased dramatically, Kate Raddatz reports (2;12) WCCO 4 News At 6 - Nov. 12, 2020
Schools Across MN Shift Learning Models Again As COVID Cases SpikeKate Raddatz reports, Shakopee School District just voted to change their learning model again in response to rising COVID-19 cases (2:09) WCCO 4 News At Noon — Nov. 12, 2020

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