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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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Education: Tower of Books
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Minnesota Students Lead Nation in ACT Scores

A new report shows Minnesota students are leading the nation in ACT scores for the 10th consecutive year, but a persistent racial achievement gap remains.

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Metro Citizens Police Academy Gives You A New Look Into Law Enforcement

Local law enforcement are give you a first hand look at what a job in law enforcement is all about. St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Waite Park, St. Joseph and Sartell are accepting applications for the Metro Citizens Police Academy.

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Education Bill Gives Schools Option of Pre-Labor Day Start

Minnesota lawmakers are giving school districts a chance to get their academic years started sooner this fall.

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Dayton Gives on Pre-K Plan But Still No Budget Deal With GOP

Gov. Mark Dayton has abandoned his priority plan for a statewide pre-kindergarten program but remains at odds with GOP lawmakers over the amount of new funding for public schools.

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Dayton Vetoes Public School Budget But Waits On Other Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton has followed through on his promise to veto the Legislature's budget for public schools.

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Dayton Stands By Remark About GOP, Schools

House Speaker Kurt Daudt says Gov. Mark Dayton should apologize for saying some Republicans hate public schools, but the governor isn't backing down.

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Late School Start This Fall Has Some Districts Petitioning

While students across Minnesota might be thinking about the approaching end of the school year, educators and administrators are thinking ahead to the start of the new school year.

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Schools, Families Decry House and Senate Education Budgets

Schools and families are joining Minnesota's governor to say House and Senate education budget proposals are too small.

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District 742 School Bus Ready to Start the School Year
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Senate Education Plan Sends $365M More To Schools

The Minnesota Senate has approved bill that would send an extra $365 million to schools.

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