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School: Middle school 'incident' led to arrest of student, parents

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A sheriff's office investigation found guns and an explosive device at the family's home, but a family member says this is a misunderstanding.

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Chair of Osseo school board resigns

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Robert Gerhart, the chair of the Osseo Area School Board, stepped down Friday

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Minnesota State board picks interim chancellor Devinder Malhotra to fill chancellor role

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Devinder Malhotra, the interim chancellor for the Minnesota State since last fall, will be offered a three-year contract to be chancellor.

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Settlement ends Edina students' free-speech lawsuit

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Members of the Young Conservatives Club at Edina High School had criticized other students for their protest during a Veterans Day assembly.

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Study shows school discipline gaps for Minnesota students

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A report released Friday found students of color were twice as likely to be suspended or expelled as their white peers, despite making up a smaller share of students.

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For students with both gifts and disabilities, choices are few

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A program for the "twice-exceptional" aims to meet the needs of an underserved population of students.

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Andersen elementary in Mpls. clear after cautionary lockdown

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Andersen United Community School was put in code red lockdown Thursday in an "abundance of caution" over a "concerning report" that was not substantiated, a school district official said.

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Rep. Ellison meets with Minneapolis students to discuss gun violence

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"They're passionate, they're well-informed, and they don't know that it 'can't be done,'" Ellison said. "They don't recognize the limitations adults see so often."

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Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

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Police say they don't know why a popular teacher allegedly fired a handgun inside his classroom, causing a chaotic lockdown and evacuation of his Georgia high school. But it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators should be armed.

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Cambridge-Isanti schools close following "rumored, potential threat"

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School officials didn't offer details on the nature of the threat.

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A historical documentary: 'The Freed People'

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The latest documentary from the Humankind series features interviews with former slaves and leading historians.

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Dayton school safety plan to focus on money, mental health

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The governor said Tuesday he expects the plan he'll release early next week to include financial support for school districts to shore up building security.

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High school grad rates show only slight gains

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Minnesota's four-year high school graduation rate barely moved last year to land at 82.7 percent, according to data out today from the Minnesota Department of Education.

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Ed department to release 2017 grad rates

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State education officials plan to release Minnesota's 2017 high school graduation rates Tuesday morning.

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Conservative speaker heading to University of Minnesota

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The author and former editor of the conservative site Breitbart News is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Monday on the university's St. Paul campus.

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