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No consensus in Minnesota on calls for moratorium on charter schools

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A very small number of Minnesota students actually go to charter schools. But you wouldn't know it by the size of the debate the publicly financed, independently run schools can stir up.

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UND probing photo with racist caption posted on Snapchat

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University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy described the caption as an "abhorrent message." He says he is "shocked" that anyone could consider the incident "a joke."

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Univ. of Minnesota president Eric Kaler on new budget, tuition, Robinson firing, and more

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler joined MPR News host Tom Weber in studio to talk about all things U of M: tuition, the school's budget proposal, the firing of wrestling coach J Robinson, and more.

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APM Reports documentary: 'Rewriting the Sentence: College Behind Bars'

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This APM documentary explores the history of prison educational programs and examines their effect on incarcerated individuals and on society.

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Macalester College thief strikes gold (and other rocks)

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The items taken, while exotic, don't have a high resale value.

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APM Reports documentary: 'What it Takes: Chasing Graduation at High-Poverty High Schools'

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A new APM Reports documentary explores what students and teachers are up against in some of the nation's poorest high schools. What does it take to help more kids graduate?

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Council approves beer, wine sales at St. Cloud State events

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The St. Cloud City Council approved selling wine and 3.2 beer at all SCSU athletic facilities and adjacent properties after testing selling beer and wine at two home hockey games last year.

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St. Paul private school gets $15 million gift

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The money will go to build a math and science center for St. Paul Academy and Summit School.

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APM Reports documentary: 'Spare the Rod: Reforming School Discipline'

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A new documentary from APM Reports, "Spare the Rod: Reforming School Discipline." Schools are struggling to find ways to keep classrooms calm and safe. APM Reports looks to Denver and St. Paul for some insights and answers.

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State moves to stop operations at Globe, MN School of Business

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A court ruling said the schools defrauded students who enrolled in training for law enforcement jobs.

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One-room schoolhouse near Lewiston to be restored

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Community members have rallied together and are going to begin restoring the brick schoolhouse that was built in 1894.

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Bemidji State football coach placed on leave

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The Bemidji State Beavers will play their first game of the season Thursday, but without their coach. Head Coach Jeff Tesch is on a leave of absence as of Tuesday. The school offered no explanation.

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St. Paul teacher behind controversial online posts retires

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Writings on Theodore Olson's personal blog and Facebook page stirred controversy in the district in March. Some parents said the postings displayed hostility toward students of color.

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Minnesota ACT scores slip after test required for juniors

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But Minnesota students still scored high on the test. Minnesota leads the 18 states where all 2016 high school graduates were tested with an average score of 21.1.

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St. Paul school board OKs new contract for police officers

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The board signed off on a nearly $900,000 contract that also requires more reporting on school resource officers' interactions with students.

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