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Public Invited to Weigh in on Mpls. School District's Budget

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Minneapolis families and students are invited to learn more about the school district’s finances during a meeting Tuesday.

The budget engagement session will give families an opportunity to make suggestions to improve the Minneapolis Public Schools budget before it’s sent in for approval in June.

Teacher of the Year Candidate Field Narrowed to 10 Finalists

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Ten teachers are still in the running to be named the Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

A selection panel of 25 community leaders met in March to narrow the field from 33 semifinalists to 10 finalists, and the winner will be announced during a banquet on May 4.

Minneapolis Teachers to Vote on Tentative Contract Agreement

Minneapolis Public School teachers on Monday will vote on their tentative contract agreement with the district.

The two-year labor contract includes an initiative pushed by Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson called Community Partnership Schools. It would give certain schools the ability to operate with more autonomy in terms of decision-making and improving student achievement.

U of M President Kaler's 'State of the University' Address Focuses on Campus Security

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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler's State of the University address on Thursday covered funding and campus security.

Kaler gave his third State of the University address at 3:30 p.m. at the Coffman Memorial Union Theater. A total of 250 students, faculty and staff attended his address.

U of M Pledges to Increase Study Abroad Scholarships

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As part of a national push to get more American students to travel abroad, the University of Minnesota has pledged to increase fundraising for scholarships for study abroad programs.

Vote on Wayzata High School Expansion Expected Tuesday

Voters who live in the Wayzata School District will decide on a bond request next week. The most controversial part of the referendum is the high school expansion.

Teacher of the Year Candidate Field Narrowed to 33 Semifinalists

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Thirty-three teachers are still in the running to be named the Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

A selection panel of 25 community leaders will meet in March to narrow the field to 10 finalists, and the winner will be announced during a banquet on May 4.