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Super Bowl surprises for North High School football team

Last Updated by Brandt Williams on

The Minnesota Super Bowl host committee invited the team to join special activities -- and shocked their coach with free tickets to game.

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Minnesotans urge federal officials not to scrap school discipline guidelines

Last Updated by Solvejg Wastvedt on

Minnesota advocates for reducing racial disparities in school discipline plan to speak in support of Obama-era guidance in Washington, D.C. this week. School officials are watching to see how the Department of Education under President Trump will handle the Obama-era discipline guidance.

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Polyglot, MN: Census shows Minnesota increasingly multilingual

Last Updated by Solvejg Wastvedt on

Data out this week pinpoint the hot spots of language diversity around the state. Nobles County, in southwestern Minnesota, and Ramsey County have the largest shares of residents who don't speak English at home.

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Rural students are the least likely to go to college

Last Updated by Emily Hanford and Baumhardt, Alex on

They're being ignored as the nation tries to ramp up degree completion.

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Mr. Rodriguez is undocumented and unafraid

Last Updated by Sasha Aslanian on

Teachers with DACA serving low-income, immigrant communities could be tough to replace.

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GOP lawmakers ask feds to reject Minnesota school accountability plan

Last Updated by Solvejg Wastvedt on

Two of Minnesota's Republican legislative leaders say Minnesota has erred yet again with a plan crafted in response to the 2015 federal replacement for No Child Left Behind.

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Minnesota State considers changing tuition policy

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The Minnesota State system may change its tuition and fee policy because of the growing number of students simultaneously taking classes from multiple schools.

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Block that click! High school sports go digital

Last Updated by Solvejg Wastvedt on

At least a few Minnesota schools have begun to treat gaming as an organized, competitive sport.

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St. Paul school board votes for later start time for older students

Last Updated by Solvejg Wastvedt on

The St. Paul school board voted to push high school and middle school start times to 8:30 a.m., citing research that teenagers are biologically programmed to sleep later.

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MEA weekend travel rush nears for Minnesotans with school-age kids

Last Updated by Tim Nelson on

The state's annual teachers convention creates a four-day weekend for Minnesota students and their families in October. Many will be traveling this week, and MSP airport is urging people to be ready for the kid crush.

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Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

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More than two dozen universities with major hoops programs have responded to news of the sport's bribery scandal by conducting internal reviews of their compliance operations.

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South Dakota school cancels homecoming after racist stunt

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Sturgis Brown High School was scheduled to play Pine Ridge School, from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, on Friday. Photos posted on social media show students destroying a car with "Go back to the Rez" painted on the side.

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Mountain biking booms among Minnesota high schoolers

Last Updated by Dan Kraker on

This weekend more than 700 student mountain bike racers will come to Duluth for the final regular season race of the Minnesota High School cycling league. In just six years, the league has grown to over 1,300 riders from more than 100 schools around the state.

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

Last Updated by Tom Scheck on

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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