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Public News Service - MN: Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Late Friday, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) trustees announced a round of performance bonuses totaling nearly $416,000 to 33 top administrators, despite outcry from union workers and a warning from the state governor. Eliot Seide, executive director of the

MINNEAPOLIS - From sporting bib overalls and "I Dig My Farmer" shirts, to corn-shucking contests, to hosting lunch with a local farmer, schools across Minnesota are celebrating Farm to School Week. In addition to teaching children about where their food comes from, Farm to School initiatives play an

ST. PAUL, Minn. - September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and new federal standards being proposed this fall could make for healthier eating for more than 800,000 Minnesota school kids. Senator Al Franken confesses to indulging in the occasional bake sale purchase himself, but says he doesn'

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Several hundred thousand people are expected to head to the Minnesota State Fair today through the Labor Day weekend - and kids who stop by the Labor Pavilion will get their first chance to cast a ballot. Minnesota AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson says the goal is to introduce young

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The new Kids Count Data Book out today from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks Minnesota second in the nation for child well-being, but the results aren't necessarily a cause for celebration. The state has 26,000 more children living in poverty than at the beginning of the decade,

MINNEAPOLIS - As the Board of Trustees for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) gathers to meet this week, they will be greeted by union protesters. AFSCME Council 5, the state's largest public employees' union, is calling on trustees to stop handing out bonuses to the system's bosses,

ST. PAUL, Minn. - One in three school-age children in Minnesota relies on free or reduced lunch programs for two-thirds of his daily calories and that figure is increasing. Congress is expected to take rapid action to address the growing problem: The House Education and Labor Committee is having a

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Congress is expected to vote this week on the American Jobs Act. While the economy is slowly showing signs of recovery, advocates in Minnesota call the bill "must-pass legislation" that bridges a critical gap left as a result of state budget shortfalls. Eliot Seide, executive dire

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