U of M Regents delay vote on $190 million athletics village

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Fundraising shortfalls are not at the heart of the time-out, U officials say. "This is part of the ebb and flow of a major project," a spokesperson said.

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Schools scramble to find teachers as classes begin

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During the recession, hundreds of thousands of teachers in states like California and North Carolina lost their jobs. But, now those same states are urgently trying to fill teaching jobs in an economy where fewer people want to teach.

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MPR forum: Latinos and education

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Chris Farrell and Alberto Monserrate co-host a discussion about education and Latinos. Teachers and students all over Minnesota are headed back to school this week and next. What's working, and what lessons can we all learn about how best to teach all of Minnesota's children?

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How should high school education be redesigned?

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If you had the chance to build the secondary education system from scratch what would it look like?

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Minnesota has highest ACT scores, but gaps between races remain

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For the 10th year in a row Minnesota students lead the nation in one measure of college readiness.

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First Listen: Dam-Funk, 'Invite The Light'

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The man born Damon Riddick makes an epic 20-song album that draws on the entire history of funk. Six years in the making, Invite The Light has a sound that's almost impossible to pin down.

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First Listen: Diane Coffee, 'Everybody's A Good Dog'

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Foxygen's Shaun Fleming aspires to a '70s ideal that rolls up sugarcoated bubblegum glam, soul balladry, Francophone pop and echoes of the Brill Building.

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First Listen: Joan Shelley, 'Over And Even'

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Songs on the Kentucky folk singer's second album sound ancient and true, even on first hearing.

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First Listen: The Arcs, 'Yours, Dreamily'

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In his new band, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach plays immersive, funky R&B and soul that's embellished with velvety harmonies, hissy tape recordings and lip-curling attitude.

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First Listen: Anna Thorvaldsdottír, 'In The Light Of Air'

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With flashes of lyricism, a young composer excels at weaving sound textures together to create distinct atmospheres. Hear the album, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble.

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First Listen: Cécile McLorin Salvant, 'For One To Love'

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Salvant explores the quaint art of jazz singing, but with her own aesthetic idiosyncrasies intact. Her toolbox contains anywhere from a rich, husky voice to one that tiptoes theatrically, girlishly.

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First Listen: Lou Barlow, 'Brace The Wave'

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Brace The Wave keeps the Sebadoh singer's sound stripped to its barren bones, an approach suited to the pleas and confessions therein.

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Review: Destroyer, 'Poison Season'

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On his 10th album as Destroyer, Dan Bejar keeps mining discarded sounds and reclaiming them, recalling everyone from Harry Nilsson to Clarence Clemons.

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Review: Beach House, 'Depression Cherry'

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On its fifth album, the Baltimore duo still finds a way to settle jangled nerves and transport listeners to a warmer, softer, easier place.

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Review: Maddie & Tae, 'Start Here'

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With a sound rooted in rich vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentation, the young country-pop duo explores a sense of living in between childhood and the next thing.

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