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Minnetonka Schools Lead the Way with Computer Coding

A west metro school district is trying something new this year; Minnetonka schools are now adding computer coding to the list of things they're teaching kids.

The district is leading the way in what may soon be a growing trend in education.

Land O'Lakes Gives $25 Million to U of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota and Land O'Lakes celebrate a $25 million gift Wednesday. - Photo: KSTP-TV

The University of Minnesota will receive $25 million in donations and sponsorships from Land O'Lakes to support academic and athletic programs.
The Arden Hills-based cooperative announced the commitment Tuesday. The university hosted Land O'Lakes leaders during an event Wednesday to celebrate the donation.

Dayton, School Officials Welcome Students Back to Class

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Several back-to-school events will take place Tuesday as the governor and school officials welcome students to class.

Organizations Donate School Supplies to North Mpls. Teachers-in-Training

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More than 40 teachers-in-training are getting much-needed school supplies Tuesday thanks to AdoptAClassroom.org and the Northside Achievement Zone.

Mobile Computer Lab Helps Struggling Readers with Help from Music

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When you think about reading, singing probably doesn’t come to mind, but one group is hoping those two things will go hand-in-hand.

The Rock 'n' Read Project launches Wednesday and combines singing and reading to motivate and help struggling readers. The project uses a former Metro Transit bus that has been converted into a mobile computer lab.

UMinn. Regents Expected to Approve $120M in New Projects

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents is expected to give final approval to $120 million worth of new projects.

All of the money comes from the Minnesota Legislature.

U of M Seeks to Bolster Black Ranks in Grad School

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The University of Minnesota plans to boost its recruiting and retention efforts to counter declining black enrollment in graduate and professional programs.