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Interior Secretary Tours Ojibwe School in Cass County

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Federal officials are visiting a school on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation in Minnesota as they consider redesigning the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education.
    
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is among officials touring the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school on the reservation in Cass County Tuesday. The school is funded by the BIE.
    

Cassellius Visits Mankato Early Learning Program

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Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius is in Mankato for an informal roundtable discussion about early education.          

Teacher Funds in St. Paul, Duluth Could Get Boost

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A bill headed to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk would provide $14.3 million a year to the Duluth teachers' pension fund and another $7 million per year to the St. Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund.
    
A St. Paul Pioneer Press report says the funding was part of a larger bill the Senate passed Thursday. The House passed the measure last month.

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.

St. Cloud State Seeks Dismissal of Enrollment Lawsuit

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St. Cloud State University wants a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former administrator in charge of enrollment management.
    

Minnesota Duluth Proposes Up to $1.1M in Cuts

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The University of Minnesota Duluth is looking at cutting up to $1.1 million in programs and services this spring.
    
It's part of an initial round of budget reductions to help close a deficit of about $9.4 million over five years.
    

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.