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Can Lebron's I Promise School fix what public schools didn't?

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Can celebrities and athletes succeed where others have failed to address poverty in the classroom?

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St. Cloud State professor sues over union representation

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A St. Cloud State University professor has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that her First Amendment rights are being violated because she's represented by a union with whom she disagrees.

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Trump criticizes LeBron James hours before Ohio rally

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Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men.

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Human Rights Department analyzes discipline disparities at MN schools

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A recent analysis by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights found that students of color make up 31 percent of the population, yet those students received 66 percent of all suspensions and expulsions in the last five years.

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Minnehaha Academy ready to rebuild a year after deadly explosion

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Hundreds of students, staff, families and alumni gathered Thursday at Minnehaha Academy to remember those killed in the 2017 natural gas blast, and to celebrate the future.

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Muslim group welcomes probe of Minnesota student's suicide

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A Muslim advocacy group says it welcomes the Minnesota Department of Education's decision to open an investigation into a student's suicide.

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Edged out of the middle class, teachers are walking out

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Dissatisfied with low pay and school funding, teachers in more red states are poised to protest.

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At the Adventure Playground, one man's trash is a child's treasure

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Forget ordering toys and gadgets online. A local nonprofit is letting kids build their own playground.

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Red Lake language camp rebuilds Ojibwe traditions

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Over three days in the woods of Ponemah, Minn., local elders teach kids how to make mosquito repellent from plants, how to wrap drumsticks, and how to pronounce simple phrases in the Ojibwe language.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: Three youths affected by gun violence

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Two high school girls from Parkland, Florida and a high school boy from the south side of Chicago talk about gun violence.

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MN Supreme Court: OK to proceed on school segregation suit

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State courts can decide whether Minnesota has failed in its responsibility to teach poor students and students of color, the Minnesota Supreme Court said Wednesday.

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Cops' psychological testing cited in lawsuit

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Family: Minneapolis didn't properly assess mental fitness of officers involved in daughter's death.

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FBI director Christopher Wray at Aspen Security Forum

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FBI director Christopher Wray speaks at the Aspen Security Forum on July 18th about Russian interference in US elections, and also says the Mueller investigation is not a "witch hunt."

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Human rights commissioner to address student discipline at Rochester schools

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State Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey will hold a meeting with parents and community members in Rochester Wednesday evening, to discuss the increasing number of suspensions of students of color and students with disabilities.

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State financial aid money dries up before many low-income college students get help

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Last year, almost a million students who qualified for state financial aid didn't get it.

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