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EDUCATION

Sarah Lancaster hopes to use her newfound platform to advocate for more mental health services in schools and the important of teachers of color.
The cost of student housing and meal plans will go up by more than usual next year — 3.7% on average, or $344.
Duluth is a hotbed of a growing national trend focused on moving preschool classrooms outdoors.
The House DFL-led proposal would use the state’s historic $9.25 billion budget surplus to boost education funding by $3.3 billion into 2025. The Senate proposal does not call for significant new spending and instead would push to boost reading proficiency scores.

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After obtaining his associate degree at Normandale Community College, Elliot Tanner enrolled at the University of Minnesota for his bachelor’s at age 11.
Since relocating to their new building on West River Road last fall, the students and staff at Laker Transitions have been busy making it into a home — and now, they want to show it off. A May 19 open house is planned for the facility and its programming, which is designed to assist adult-aged students with disabilities in making the transition from high school into adulthood, by teaching them job and life skills.
Planning for the degree program began in 2018 with the help of a $600,000 grant initiative from a sustainability foundation.
Her first and only teaching position has been in her central Minnesota hometown of Onamia.
Data from the 2020-2021 school year offers first look at how pandemic has affected pre-k education
A southwestern North Dakota dental practice has started using VELscope, a revolutionary device using LED light sources to identify abnormalities down to the bone. That deep look can help detect problems much earlier than just a glance. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

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After seeing a 100-student enrollment drop in his first year as superintendent of Detroit Lakes Public Schools, 2020-2021, Mark Jenson says many of the students lost to private or home schooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to come back.
The 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Natalia Benjamin of Century High School in Rochester, will announce this year’s honoree at a banquet at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on May 1.
The five-day festival will feature over 80 films of various lengths, including some shot in the Northland.

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