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Solar energy disparity emerges among Minnesota schools

Last Updated by Elizabeth Dunbar on

Schools are embracing solar to save money on utility bills and put more toward education. But a complicated web of utility rules and regulations means opportunities aren't universal.

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Is free college free?

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

New York's new scholarship promises free college, for a price.

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Three families file a lawsuit against Mesabi Academy's parent

Last Updated by Tom Scheck on

They claim their sons suffered injuries due to neglect, wrongful and careless conduct. The company says it was protecting its staff and other boys.

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Undocumented students learning lessons from civil rights era

Last Updated by Sasha Aslanian on

The federal government sets immigration policy, but states decide how much access undocumented immigrants have to their public colleges and universities. Georgia has some of the strictest policies in the country.

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Kids with dyslexia are not getting what they need in American public schools

Last Updated by Emily Hanford on

A mother and her dyslexic daughter tell their story. It's a preview of an upcoming documentary from APM Reports.

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Immigration enforcement has DACA students on edge

Last Updated by Sasha Aslanian and Suzanne Pekow on

Collision over college dreams for undocumented students.

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Improving the odds for young black men

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

Can the excitement about My Brother's Keeper last now that Obama's out of office?

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Final investigation reveals 'fight club,' lack of oversight among problems at Mesabi

Last Updated by Tom Scheck on

Findings released after investigation into charges of maltreatment, safety violations, poor supervision and training. Governor wants oversight system changed. The center closed June 30 after an investigation by APM Reports.

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Reforming School Discipline

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

If suspensions don't work, what does?

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The great equalizer

Last Updated by Emily Hanford and Suzanne Pekow on

Are we asking too much of America's high-poverty schools?

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'Dick and Jane were not my friends'

Last Updated by Emily Hanford and Suzanne Pekow on

There are proven techniques to help children with learning disabilities, but can affected kids get what they need in public schools?

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Bill targets Minnesota political appointee severance

Last Updated by Tom Scheck on

A Minnesota House committee moved to reduce severance payouts to political appointees after Gov. Mark Dayton gave $80,000 to three appointees.

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The View From Room 205

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

One reporter chronicles a neighborhood school in need of the American dream.

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Chinese students ponder Trump

Last Updated by Sasha Aslanian and Suzanne Pekow on

How much will anti-immigrant rhetoric dissuade foreigners from studying in the United States?

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What Betsy DeVos might bring to the Department of Education

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The nominee for secretary of education has a long history of funding school-choice efforts and charter schools in Michigan.

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