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Report: Many Minnesota Schools Not Closing Achievement Gaps

A new state report finds hundreds of Minnesota school districts are not making significant progress to close achievement gaps.

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Roosevelt Education Center to hold an open house to showcase the remodeled building. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Roosevelt Education Center to hold an open house to showcase the remodeled building. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Reborn After Fire, Roosevelt Education Center to Hold Open House [VIDEO]

After a devastating fire in 2014 the Roosevelt Education Center is rising from the ashes. The school was rebuilt following the model of the old Roosevelt school, with the gym being the only structure to survive the fire.

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Minnesota Collegiate System Focuses on Low-Income Students

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is putting an emphasis on addressing basic human needs in hopes of improving results for its growing proportion of low-income students.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Take on Data Privacy in Classrooms

Lawmakers and data privacy advocates say the digital age means students' private information needs protecting.

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Local Parents Learn About New St. Cloud Charter School

Parents were invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday night to learn more about Athlos Leadership Academy, a new charter school being built in St. Cloud.

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Dan Bittman  (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Dan Bittman (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent Bittman to Attend State of the Union Address

Sauk Rapids-Rice superintendent Dan Bittman will be in attendance during President Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. Bittman was invited by Representative Tom Emmer for being Minnesota's 2016 superintendent of the year.

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Chef Jean Louis Gerin takes a photo with students in the Sauk Rapids-Rice culinary program. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Chef Jean Louis Gerin takes a photo with students in the Sauk Rapids-Rice culinary program. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Food Network Chopped Champion Visits Sauk Rapids-Rice High School [VIDEO]

World renowned chef Jean Louis Gerin visited with students in the Sauk Rapids-Rice High School culinary program. Chef Gerin is the executive and chief operating officer for New England Culinary Institute in Vermont.

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Pierz Teen Breaking World Powerlifting Records [VIDEO]

For 15-year-old Beth-el Algarin, powerlifting and setting world records has become a way of life. The Pierz teenager trains with her father Luis, who's been her coach since starting her with the weights when she was just eight years old.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Community Shows Support for Referendum With Rally

A rally was held at Lake George Saturday morning to build support to pass a $167 million referendum for District 742.

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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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