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McNally Smith came within 'hair's breadth' of reopening

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After McNally Smith College of Music closed in late December, an effort to reopen the school as a nonprofit continued. But the deal fell through at the eleventh hour.

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Is hate speech free speech?

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Should hateful, disrespectful or bullying words be censored? Or is this free speech guaranteed under the First Amendment?

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District: Consulting biz not a conflict for Mpls. schools enrollment head

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The Minneapolis school district says a top enrollment administrator's education consulting business helping families navigate school choices does not present a conflict of interest.

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Nearly 1 in 5 female college students are single moms

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Struggling to juggle school, work and child care, most of them won't make it to graduation.

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Minnesota's school accountability plan wins federal approval

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Schools flagged multiple times as low-performing will be required to direct some of their federal funding toward improvement plans. Those schools will also undergo yearly state audits and get access to increased staff training and regional specialists.

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Lynch has appealed sexual misconduct cases at U of M. Now what?

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Minnesota Gopher basketball player Reggie Lynch has appealed two cases in which internal University of Minnesota investigations found he violated student codes of conduct. Here's a look at the process.

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Twin Cities technical college gives 'all clear' after lockdown

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Dakota County Technical and Community College has lifted a lockdown ordered Wednesday afternoon after a student reported seeing a man on the Rosemount campus carrying what appeared to be a holstered gun.

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Blaine company makes bid for troubled school tech group

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Blaine-based Infinite Campus says it could save metro school districts millions of dollars by taking over TIES, a troubled technology collaborative.

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U of M office recommends expulsion for Lynch after another sex assault allegation

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In less than a week, Reggie Lynch is facing yet another report that alleges sexual assault. But this one carries a recommendation of a tougher penalty.

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School desegregation case goes to state Supreme Court

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A case claiming persistent school segregation effectively denies Minnesota children an adequate education went before the state Supreme Court Tuesday. Here's what you need to know.

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Insurgent St. Paul school board finds governing is no easy A

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The four union-backed board members who swept the 2015 elections arrived with an ambitious set of demands. Two years after taking power, though, the board has yet to deliver most of the items on the insurgents' original list.

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The worst words of 2017

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Why is it that some words or phrases catch on quicker than others? Linguist Anatoly Liberman analyzed trends from 2017 and their origins.

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Favorite photos of 2017: Grit, drama and adorable animals

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Look back at some of our favorites of the year -- some sad and happy, protests and progress, cute animals and stories of substance.

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20 years later, Beverly Daniel Tatum asks again: 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?'

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Beverly Daniel Tatum's groundbreaking book on the racial realities of the education system has been re-released at a time when the U.S. population is more diverse than ever, but many schools remain segregated.

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Minn. educator wants your Legos to teach kids about watersheds

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A member of Minnesota GreenCorps is collecting Legos to help educate kids and families about how a watershed works by building a model.

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