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Rural students are the least likely to go to college

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

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Mr. Rodriguez is undocumented and unafraid

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

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Under the plan, Cub Scout dens -- the smallest unit -- will be single-gender, either all-boys or all-girls. The larger Cub Scout packs will have the option to remain single gender or welcome both genders.

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UW president wants to merge four-year, two-year campuses

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System officials said the plan calls for keeping Wisconsin's two-year colleges open but making them essentially regional branches of the four-year schools.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: American values embodied in the Constitution

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Norman Lear and Khizr Khan speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival about the American values embodied in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

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Group wants Wisconsin boy allowed to dance in Minnesota

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"It's a classification based on 1970s ideals about what boys should be doing and what girls should be doing," Thompson told The Associated Press. The Pacific Legal Foundation wants the high school league to allow any boy in Minnesota to dance competitively.

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Is there free speech on college campuses?

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Joanna Williams wants to know why so many college students don't want to hear, or have the opportunity to challenge, controversial and opposing views.

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