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MINNEAPOLIS — The Stillwater McDonald’s restaurant is among 190 participating McDonald’s across most of Minnesota providing a free breakfast to students on the first day of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) testing window Monday. Students in grades 3 through 11 will receive a complimentary Egg McMuffin, apple slices and choice of 1 percent low-fat white [...]

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Several students from St. Croix Valley communities were named to dean’s lists at local, state and national college and universities. Recognized students and their schools are: Baylor University, Waco, Texas Lake Elmo: Tiffany Gorman Beloit College, Beloit, Wis. Stillwater: Bennett Anderson Afton: Sarah Vermeland California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Stilllwater: Amanda Chial Clarkson University, [...]

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$160,000 invested toward education in Minnesota through the Monsanto Fund ST. LOUIS — Elementary and high schools in 26 states currently receive less state funding in the 2012-13 school year in comparison to last year’s numbers. In 35 states, school funding now stands below 2008 levels, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. [...]

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Minnesota employers are not looking for workers who are “really good at filling in ovals” on standardized tests, Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher said during an Oct. 23 K-12 Luncheon Series event at Century College. “They want people who are creative problem solvers,” Dooher added. He urged less focus on test [...]

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Political newcomer Amy Burback took second place and won a seat on the Independent School District 834 Board Tuesday with close to 25 percent of the vote while current Board Chairman George Dierberger finished fourth in the race for three board seats. Burback, who took 24.96 percent of the 56,981 votes cast, was full of [...]

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