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For Native students in Morris, finding ways to excel in a place of trauma

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A conversation with Native American students at the University of Minnesota Morris.

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Are America's colleges promoting social mobility?

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Economists dig into the data to understand which schools are doing the most to help revive the American Dream.

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Students rally at Capitol against gun violence

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The event in St. Paul coincided with a national school walkout.

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Budget shortfalls loom for some metro-area school districts

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The total projected budget gap is reported to be the largest in several years.

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Students plan to walk out, rally for gun control

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A national school walkout at 10 a.m. coincides with a rally at the State Capitol at 1 p.m.

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Finalists chosen for St. Cloud State University president

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The university has been without a permanent president since the car crash death of Earl H. Potter III in July 2016. The Minnesota State board of trustees is expected to make a final decision on May 16.

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As school referendum campaigns become more costly, is enforcement system up to the task?

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Spending in some districts reaches into the tens of thousands of dollars. And some say campaign finance laws aren't keeping up.

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Minnesota bill would regulate school start times

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Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to eliminate early school start times.

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Season Two: The Trailer

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Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again. What does the evidence reveal? And how can the justice system ignore the prosecutor's record and keep Flowers on death row?

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Dayton proposes plan to close special education funding gap

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Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing $19 million more next year and $22 million more the following year for special education funding.

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Schools, governor push to make preschool funding permanent

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School officials say they may have to cut preschool classes if lawmakers do not extend state funds awarded last year.

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Minnesota above average on 'Nation's Report Card,' but gaps remain

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Minnesota students scored above the national average on a test known as the "Nation's Report Card", according to 2017 results out Tuesday.

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Class combats cyber crime by promoting ethical hacking skills

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By learning to break into computer systems, the North Dakota State University students learn to get in the head of the bad hackers and better understand how to stop them.

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Teachers acquire a new skill: how to stop the bleeding

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Although schools are adding security and even arming teachers to deter attacks, new emphasis is being given to saving the wounded while counting down the minutes until help arrives.

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Schools prove soft targets for hackers

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Cybersecurity is a growing concern as schools collect an increasing amount of data on students.

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