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Poll: Majority Says Performance Should Guide Teacher Layoffs

A new poll shows 68 percent of Minnesotans say a teacher's performance, not his or her seniority, should be the deciding factor in making layoff decisions.

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Dayton Hits The Road To Push For Statewide Preschool Funding

Gov. Mark Dayton is taking his pitch to fund statewide preschool on the road.

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Dayton Wants To Cut Standardized Tests By A Third

Gov. Mark Dayton wants to cut the number of standardized tests for Minnesota students by a third.

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ROCORI Action Pack volunteers. (Submitted photo from Debbie Nelson)
ROCORI Action Pack volunteers. (Submitted photo from Debbie Nelson)
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Volunteers Giving Meal Packs to ROCORI Students in Need [AUDIO]

Volunteers in the ROCORI district are making a difference by giving packed weekend meals to students in need. The ROCORI Action Packs are a backpack of food that goes home with a student to ensure that they have some healthy, nutritional meals for the weekend.

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Senate Republicans Outbid Governor in Education Wish List

Republicans in the Minnesota Senate want to spend more money on education than the state's Democratic governor does.

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Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
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Racial Discipline Gap In Minnesota Schools Widens

The gap is widening between white students and students of color when it comes to discipline in Minnesota schools

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House GOP Signals Possible Fight Over Education Funding

Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed funding package for children and education could see some pushback from House Republicans this year.

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Letter Shows MnSCU Union Asked Trustees To Fire Chancellor

Documents reveal that at one point a union for faculty in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system asked trustees to fire Chancellor Steven Rosenstone.

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Senate Democrats Expand Ed Focus To Counselors, Dual Credit

Democrats in the Minnesota Senate are expanding their focus on education.

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Photo: College of Saint Benedict
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College of Saint Benedict to Renovate Nursing Facility [AUDIO]

The College of Saint Benedict is renovating and expanding its nursing facility in the spring. The updates are possible thanks to donations from Guy and Barbara Schoenecker and the Margaret Cargill Foundation.

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