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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Solvejg:

St. Paul educator turns experience of depression into teaching moment

Al Levin thinks two groups face unique mental health challenges: men and educators. → Read More

Some St. Paul schools fail to meet state law on teaching the arts

The data on arts instruction came out after a parent sought the info -- and found it was unavailable. → Read More

Teachers, staff try to bring families back to St. Paul schools

Higher enrollment would put the district in line for more state money. → Read More

Hands-on experience gives teachers leg up on bike safety

Teachers had a chance to practice starts, stops, turn signals and other skills. → Read More

School's almost out, free meal sites prepare for summer

Sites throughout the state will feed children and teens younger than 19, free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. → Read More

Minnesota high school grad rate ranks 35th in U.S.

The latest figures also show achievement gaps among the worst in the nation. → Read More

Cash-strapped schools await word of veto decisions

Gov. Dayton has threatened to block bills that include one-time money for safety improvements and other uses. → Read More

Photos: Kids get a taste of farm life at Urban Ag Day

The event at the State Fairgrounds aims to bridge the gulf that divides rural and urban young people. → Read More

After review, Ramsey County officials look to improve how sex assault cases are handled

After a two-year review of sexual assault cases found that victims were dropping out of the process in 26 percent of cases, Ramsey County officials are making some changes. → Read More

It's tick season again. Here's how to avoid the disease-carrying pests

The year's heavy snowfall actually helped tick populations by insulating their winter habitat, and the pests are coming out hungry. → Read More

Students plan sustained demonstration against gun violence leading up to Election Day

Four student organizers from Eden Prairie High School are recruiting two volunteers per weekday to hold photos and information about school shooting victims in the Capitol lobby. → Read More

As school referendum campaigns become more costly, is enforcement system up to the task?

Spending in some districts reaches into the tens of thousands of dollars. And some say campaign finance laws aren't keeping up. → Read More

Minnesota bill would regulate school start times

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to eliminate early school start times. → Read More

Schools, governor push to make preschool funding permanent

School officials say they may have to cut preschool classes if lawmakers do not extend state funds awarded last year. → Read More

Dayton proposes plan to close special education funding gap

Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing $19 million more next year and $22 million more the following year for special education funding. → Read More

Minnesota above average on 'Nation's Report Card,' but gaps remain

Minnesota students scored above the national average on a test known as the "Nation's Report Card", according to 2017 results out Tuesday. → Read More

Student charged with bringing gun to Osseo school

Joshua Bernard, 18, brought a handgun and ammunition to school at the Osseo Area Learning Center last Thursday, according to the criminal complaint. → Read More

Minneapolis teacher weighs in on federal review of discipline policy

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering whether to keep or rescind the Obama-era instructions to schools, which aim to reduce racial disparities in school discipline. → Read More

Conservative critics keeping heat on Edina schools

Since last year, conservatives have accused Edina schools of indoctrinating students with liberal viewpoints. The issue has drawn national attention, and state lawmakers are considering legislation to ban "indoctrination" of public school students. → Read More

Minneapolis students heading to Washington, D.C. March for Our Lives

The national student-led demonstration comes just over a month after a shooter killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida. → Read More