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Minnesota Seeks Waiver to Federal Education Law

The Minnesota Department of Education is among the first group of states to apply for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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Education: Tower of Books
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Minnesota Plans to Seek Waiver to Education Law

The Minnesota Department of Education intends to be among the first group of states to apply for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

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St. Ben's and St. John's
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St. Ben’s,St. John’s #1 for Studying Abroad

The College of St. Benedict and St. John's University are number one when it comes to sending students overseas. St. Ben's and St. John's offer semester-long study abroad programs in 14 countries on six continents.

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KIDSPEAK Features Sartell Middle School Students [AUDIO]

As always, our kids are keeping both feet on the ground while they reach for the stars.
(Thank you Kasey Kasem!)

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Anoka-Hennepin School District
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Anoka-Hennepin Teachers Write Online Textbook

Instead of spending $175,000 for new statistics and probability textbooks, three teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin school district stepped up and created their own.

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Report: 2010 Minnesota Graduates $29K in Debt

A new report finds Minnesota students are near top in the nation in yet another category, college debt. Members of the class of 2010 from Minnesota colleges and universities who took out loans graduated with an average of $29,000 in debt, the fourth-highest in the nation.

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SCSU President Earl Potter
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Interview: SCSU President Earl Potter on ISELF, Protests, Declining Enrollment and More

Recent protests - and protesters - have cast aspersions on St. Cloud State University. What is REALLY happening? Listen to what SCSU President Earl Potter had to say during our conversation on WJON.

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St. Cloud Authors Join Together to Begin National Novel Writing Month [AUDIO]

November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo (nano-rhymo) and people all around the country will be signing up to complete a 50,000 word novel in the span of one month. A group of about half a dozen aspiring writer met for a group writing session at the St. Cloud Public Library last night to kick off the event.

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Eric Kahler (University of Minnesota)
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U of M President Kaler Talks With WJON News [AUDIO]

The University of Minnesota's new President Eric Kaler is spending the day today (Tuesday) in St. Cloud. Kaler will be speaking to the St. Cloud Rotary Club, and will also visit St. Cloud Hospital, the U's Residency Clinic, and Extension office.

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Dan Bittman
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SR-R Superintendent Explains Levy Questions [AUDIO]

Voters in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district are being asked to go to the polls on November 8th. The district has put two operating levy questions on the ballot.

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