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Carleton College suspends 13 students for hazing, 'extreme alcohol consumption'

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The students are suspended for three trimesters. They must also complete community services and alcohol education requirements.

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Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

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A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools.

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Legislative auditor to examine U's handling of sexual harassment cases

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The review comes after a KSTP-TV report last week that an administrator in the athletics department is facing an internal investigation into allegations of sexual assault.

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U of M regents defend sex harassment leak probe

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In a letter sent to the governor and legislators Thursday regents say they "take sexual harassment very, very seriously" and want to "set the record straight" about their handling of leaked information in a sexual harassment investigation.

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St. Olaf students who protested say campus racism is no hoax

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One racist note was a fabrication, school officials say. But supporters of a student coalition describe a bigger problem.

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GOP, Dayton struggle building a higher ed budget to meet many demands

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Controlling tuition is a priority as Minnesota lawmakers negotiate a higher education spending bill. But some worry there won't be enough left for other pressing needs in the state's university systems.

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How to get high school grads to show up for college? Minn. tries nudging them with a text

Last Updated by Phil Picardi and Cathy Wurzer on

The Minnesota Department of Higher Education runs a program based on research that shows texting students over the summer can help nudge them to show up to college in the fall.

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Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up

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One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a federal study.

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Former Minn. Supreme Court Justice Alan Page on life, education, football and the law

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Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page was the first African-American on Minnesota's high court.

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Former U football star who left for the NFL graduates at 57

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Marion Barber Jr. says graduating fulfills a promise he made before hitting any football records.

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U silent on sex harassment report; regents search for leaker

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University of Minnesota regents wouldn't respond to a KSTP news report alleging an athletics department official had sexually harassed an employee but said they'd launched an inquiry to find the leaker and urged KSTP to cooperate.

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St. Olaf College president: Racist note was a hoax

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A racist note that rocked St. Olaf College was a fabrication written by a student apparently to draw attention to campus climate concerns, the college said Wednesday, adding other incidents remain under investigation.

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Mankato's English language education focuses on the whole family

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With Mankato's growing diversity comes a growing number of students who don't speak English. That's a challenge the city's school district and community organizations are taking on with expanded English language education programs.

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Economist says early childhood education spending has big payoff

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Economist Arthur Rolnick says we're under-investing in our most vulnerable kids, and that paying for early childhood programs is not just morally right, it's economically smart. Rolnick believes it's the very best public investment we can make.

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Meet the next St. Paul schools superintendent

Last Updated by Julie Siple and Tom Weber on

Joe Gothard starts his new job in July, and he will face significant challenges in St. Paul schools.

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