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Public News Service - MN: Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The union which represents one-third of the 10,000 employees in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system says this is no time for lavish bonuses for top executives. Eliot Seide, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFS

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Dayton has declared September "Farm to School Month" in Minnesota. The Farm to School initiative is a program of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). JoAnne Berkenkamp, AITP program director for local foods, says one goal is to link schools with farmers to

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Giving students the basic details will not make them more likely to engage in sexual activity, supporters of sex education in Minnesota say. In fact, the opposite is true, according to Brigid Riley, executive director of Teenwise Minnesota. "What we know from some really well-done

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When most people hear the words "Title IX," they think of the requirement for equality of the sexes in school sports, but the law has other implications, as well. Brigid Riley, executive director of Teenwise Minnesota, says because of Title IX, schools must provide the same educati

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Working parents across Minnesota may now be scrambling to arrange for after-school care for their kids. For many parents, that process can be daunting. According to Karen Fogolin, associate director of the Minnesota Childcare Resource and Referral Network, they'll want to conside

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota parents are being offered a lesson in back-to-school shopping as they head to the malls to get their children ready for class. The group Healthy Legacy is warning that some school supplies contain harmful chemicals which can affect a child's learning ability and health.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The new school year is still more than a month away, but districts across Minnesota are already busy crunching numbers as they face a larger funding delay under the new state budget. When the legislature first decided to delay some aid to schools, it was just ten percent. By the l

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Teachers, parents and community leaders plan to rally today to tell state lawmakers not to cut funding for K-12 education. At the rally, part of a national Day of Social Action, lawmakers also will hear from about 300 students, says Nicole Hernandez, program associate for youth pr

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