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Community volunteers and Principal Kate Flynn welcome students. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Community volunteers and Principal Kate Flynn welcome students. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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5th Grade Talahi Students Take Part in Kindness and Leadership Retreat [VIDEO]

Fifth grade students at Talahi Community School took part in a kindness and leadership retreat on Friday. Youth Frontiers is a nonprofit organization that led the retreat. Jean Culp is a retreat staff member and says the goal was to create a more positive school community.

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Two Central Minnesota Schools Ranked High in State MMR Numbers

Two area schools have received "reward" status from the Minnesota Department of Education for being in the top 15 percent of schools that receive Title 1 funding, which is allocated to schools with high levels of students in poverty. The rankings come with the release of the multiple measurement ratings (MMR).

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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2015-2016 School Year Preview: St. Cloud Area Schools [VIDEO]

This week, WJON is featuring several area superintendents to highlight their school district before the 2015-2016 school year kicks off. Today, we highlight Willie Jett, superintendent of St. Cloud area schools. Jett became superintendent in 2013.

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District 742 Rolls Out Improved Website With New School Year Around the Corner

With classes starting on Monday, the St. Cloud area school district recently launched a more user friendly website for students and their families. District 742 director of community engagement and communications Tami DeLand says they revamped the site after community complaints about the previous version being difficult to navigate.

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College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
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Hundreds of New Students Moving Into SJU/CSB Thursday

Over 950 new students will be moving into their new homes at St. John's University and the College of Saint Benedict on Thursday. Andy Dirksen oversees first-year orientation activities on both campuses and says students will have time to find their classrooms and meet with advisors.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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2015-2016 School Year Preview: Sartell-St. Stephen [VIDEO]

This week, WJON is featuring several area superintendents to highlight their school district before the 2015-2016 school year kicks off. Today, we highlight Jeff Schwiebert, superintendent of Sartell-St. Stephen schools. Schwiebert became superintendent last year.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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2015-2016 School Year Preview: ROCORI [VIDEO]

This week, WJON is featuring several area superintendents to highlight their school district before the 2015-2016 school year kicks off. Today, we highlight Scott Staska, superintendent of ROCORI schools. This is Staska's 14th year in the district.

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Dan Bittman discussing the upcoming school year. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Dan Bittman discussing the upcoming school year. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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2015-2016 School Year Preview: Sauk Rapids-Rice [VIDEO]

This week, WJON is featuring several area superintendents to highlight their school district before the 2015-2016 school year kicks off. Today, we highlight Dan Bittman, superintendent of Sauk Rapids-Rice schools. Bittman became superintendent back in 2010.

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St. Cloud State University, Facebook
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New Students Moving Into SCSU Thursday for “Huskies First Four” Days

It's a big week for St. Cloud State University as new students pile into their dorm rooms on Thursday. It's also unique in that SCSU has added two extra days for orientation and freshmen welcome activities. In prior years, students didn't move in until Saturday.

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Steven Wright
Steven Wright
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SCSU Continuing to Emphasize Sexual Consent For Incoming Freshmen [VIDEO]

With freshmen moving into St. Cloud State University later this week, every new student will be required to complete an online program to educate them on dating violence and sexual assault. The University has had a new student sexual assault prevention program for over 20 years. The online course new students need to complete is called "Not Anymore".

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