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Why are there so few black male teachers?

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Only 2 percent of teachers in American public schools are black men. Why so few? Here's what the data show.

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What are the consequences of rising college costs?

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The cost of college tuition is rising, but how is that affecting the way graduates look for jobs, fit into the economy, and are able to innovate? MPR News host Kerri Miller led a roundtable discussion on the cost of college tuition.

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Minnehaha Academy parent opens up about explosion and upper campus move

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Earlier this week, Minnehaha Academy got final approval to use the former Brown College campus in Mendota Heights as a temporary home for the high school.

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Videos show Colorado high school cheerleaders forced into splits

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Cheerleading coaches and school administrators in a Colorado district have been placed on leave, and Denver police are investigating videos showing cheerleaders screaming in pain while being pushed into splits.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: When colorblindness renders me invisible to you

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Former NPR host Michele Norris moderated a discussion about race, inequality and the future of democracy at this summer's Aspen Ideas Festival. Is opportunity and social mobility still possible in America?

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Minnehaha Academy students relocate to Mendota Heights, while explosion-damaged campus is rebuilt

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The Mendota Heights City Council unanimously approved allowing high school use of the former home of a Brown College campus in a special meeting Wednesday.

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Do school voucher systems work?

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President Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos has championed a new approach to education in the U.S. that employs the use of school vouchers. What do we know about the success rate of the school voucher system?

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Organizer hopes boxing will keep kids busy, and safe

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A summer enrichment program in north Minneapolis aims to give young people skills and confidence, while also keeping them out of potential trouble.

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Aspen Ideas Festival: Are the founding fathers overrated?

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David Rubenstein asks, and tries to answer, the question, "Are the Founding Fathers overrated?" He says they were talented and courageous people, who deserve all the credit they get for putting the country together and creating a durable constitution... but they could not figure out a way to deal with America's biggest original defect: slavery.

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Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

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The effect of inconsistent teaching may not be obvious until a related issue is thrust into the spotlight like this month's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the resulting backlash against Confederate symbols.

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A Supreme Court case 35 years ago yields a supply of emboldened DACA students today

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Four immigrant families sued the Tyler, Texas school district in 1977 after their children were kicked out and required to pay for a public education. Five years later the court ruled in favor of the families, citing equal protection. It allowed generations of undocumented children to learn next to American-born peers and have a fair chance in life, say experts. And their journeys contributed to a

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Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

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At college campuses, far-right extremist groups have found fertile ground to spread their messages and attract new followers.

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Hamline picked to open racial healing center

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The goal of the center is to make higher education institutions a place to take on issues of structural racism, racial hierarchy and white privilege.

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Error exposes private info on thousands of South Wash. Co. students

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Leaders of the east metro school district apologized Thursday for a massive, accidental release of information on some 9,000 students in an email attachment sent to the parents of most district students.

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St. Paul schools should market to skeptical parents, consultant says

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The report calls on St. Paul to hire a marketing and communications director and develop marketing plans for each school.

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