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Resegregation in Alabama

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

When predominantly white cities secede from larger districts, it has a segregating effect.

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Minnesota State's interim chancellor on the system's role in a new economy

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Higher education is crucial to the state's economy. What impact does Minnesota State make?

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Should agriculture be taught in schools?

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MPR Reporter Elizabeth Dunbar joined the program for a conversation about how some people struggle to connect the food on their plate to the farm where it was produced.

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Pumpkin spice air freshener prompts evacuation of school

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The fire department and a hazardous materials team were called. Fire spokesman Roman Clark said two students and three adults were taken to the hospital for stomach ailments.

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On infrastructure, now what? Trump's turn away from public-private model brings uncertainty

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With private money at a record level and projects ready to go, the president decides the partnerships are "more trouble than they're worth," leaving states to make their own deals with investors and to hope for federal funding.

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Some parents push to remake school board elections in Osseo

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The district serves kids from a wide swath of incomes and backgrounds, but its board is made up largely of people from mostly white, mostly well-off Maple Grove. Some advocates want to divide up the board by geography.

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The re-segregation of American schools

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Nikole Hannah-Jones has watched the evolution of segregation in schools as a student, parent and reporter.

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Clueless consumers motivate agriculture educators to reach more students

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Too many consumers are ignorant about where their food comes from and what it takes to produce it, say Minnesota's agriculture educators. But they say there's hope as more schools start community gardens and expose kids to food production at an early age.

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Dunwoody College creating additional space for engineering

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College President Rich Wagner said the state only has a few options for students wanting to study engineering while there are thousands of job openings for mechanical engineers, software engineers and electrical engineers.

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U of M exhibit opens window on school's history of discrimination

Last Updated by Riham Feshir on

University officials kept watch on students' political activity and tried to keep housing segregated.

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U of M students form group after citizenship program suspended

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The Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program allowed international students to serve in the military for four to six years in order to become U.S. citizens. The program was suspended in June 2016 over security concerns.

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Elaine Chao, champion of Trump's infrastructure plan, chose to keep stock in a building company

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After she was confirmed, the transportation secretary resigned from the board of Vulcan Materials but held on to deferred stock awards worth $300,000, an amount that could grow if Chao helps push an infrastructure bill through Congress.

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Louisville places Rick Pitino, AD on administrative leave

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Rick Pitino's exit comes after the school acknowledged on Tuesday that the men's program is part of a federal investigation into alleged bribery of recruits.

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St. Paul tries free college prep for grads needing a boost

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A St. Paul school known more for its GED classes has become a home for students getting ready to take on college but still needing some help.

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$21 million in funding to improve student literacy

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Preschool programs, low-income students, those who are learning English and students with special needs will benefit from the funding.

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