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Try the Accuplacer test: Math

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The Accuplacer is a standardized math and English test used by most community colleges to determine who is ready for college-level classes. A real test lasts about 90 minutes, but to give you an idea about the difficulty, we've selected three sample questions each in reading, math and sentence skills.

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Economist says early childhood education spending has big payoff

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Economist Arthur Rolnick says we're under-investing in our most vulnerable kids, and that paying for early childhood programs is not just morally right, it's economically smart. Rolnick believes it's the very best public investment we can make.

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To see the future of drones, look to student competitors

Last Updated by Dan Gunderson on

A handful of students from the region are preparing for an international robotics competition this summer.

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Minneapolis schools project cutting hundreds of positions, but numbers are preliminary

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Projected reductions across the district equal 288 full-time positions, with 235 of those at schools, according to a summary from the district's human resources department.

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