U regents approve expansion of alcohol sales; discuss tuition increase for Twin Cities students

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The U of M Board of Regents voted to expand alcohol sales to public seating areas at hockey and basketball games. The board also heard public comment on U President Eric Kaler's final budget proposal that includes a 2 1/2 percent tuition increase for in-state students in the Twin Cities.

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Private university in Bloomington says it's taking former Argosy students

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Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington says it is taking in hundreds of students left behind when another school suddenly closed.

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Court declines to exempt charters from school segregation case

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Some charter schools had sought to be excluded from the court's eventual ruling.

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Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

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In rural high schools, college guidance is often inadequate or non-existent. But new programs are popping up to help.

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APM documentary about Perry Preschool: 'Early Lessons'

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An American Public Media documentary, "Early Lessons," about the lessons from the Perry Preschool Project 60 years ago.

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Buttigieg's high college debt draws attention to the issue

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage.

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High school grads' job prospects have improved, but they're still worse off than the class of 2000

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A new report out Thursday says high school graduates face employment and education headwinds, despite the booming U.S. economy.

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How to help your students avoid the 'summer slide'

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During the summer, most students lose about two months' worth of mathematical skills, according to the National Summer Learning Association. Three educators from across the metro area share simple, tangible ideas to help families prevent "summer slide." Tune in.

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How young is too young to be suspended from school?

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A proposal to ban expulsions and suspensions for preschool students failed to get through the Legislature this year.

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Appeals court rules MN School of Business, Globe U must repay high-interest loans

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business must pay back students who took out millions of dollars in high-interest loans.

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Minnesota continues to grapple with disciplinary discrepancies

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Students of color constitute only 31 percent of the student population, but they account for 66 percent of all suspensions and expulsions.

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After decades of guiding students, St. Paul Central High School principal bids farewell

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Mary Mackbee celebrated her retirement Saturday with colleagues, teachers, students and parents after more than a quarter-century leading the school and a half-century as an educator.

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Legislators decide to fund farm-to-school initiative

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While not as much as supporters had sought, the money should be enough for a pilot program.

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Biliteracy seal offers graduates recognition for language skills

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In addition to their caps and gowns, some of the high school graduates crossing commencement stages this spring will have an unusual and honorary distinction: the seal of biliteracy.

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How Congress, Trump and Obama played favorites with transportation money

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The federal government has spent $7 billion on a transportation grant program that often awards money based on political clout and electoral impact, skirting Congress' own ban on earmarks.

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