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Minnesota district agrees to settle former student’s suit claiming school officials violated his free speech rights by disciplining him for off-campus tweet

According to nprnews, Elk River school district and the Rogers Police Department have agreed to pay former Rogers High School (RHS) student Reid Sagehorn $425,000 to settle a suit over Sagehorn being suspended and threatened with arrest for an online comment made off-campus about a teacher.

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Minnesota district board’s outgoing chairwoman questions the need for school resource officer program

Mary Doran, outgoing chairwoman of the St. Paul Public Schools Board of Education, questions the value of having police officers present in schools, says the Grand Forks Herald. Doran is urging the incoming school board to discuss whether the school resource officer program serves the interests of the district.

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Parent/volunteer’s suit alleges Minnesota district’s faulty background check led to her being erroneously identified as a convicted felon

According to WCCO CBS Minneapolis, Lorie Wosmek, a parent who had volunteered at her children’s school for the past few years, has filed suit against Remer School District (RSD) alleging that an erroneous background check ruined her reputation.

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Minnesota athletic association decides to postpone adopting a policy regarding transgender student-athletes

The Star Tribune reports that the Minnesota State High School League’s (MSHSL) board voted unanimously to table a plan that would have provided schools with a guide to determine eligibility of transgender athletes.

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Minnesota district’s legal liability insurance premium up almost 300% over lawsuits

The cost of legal insurance for St. Paul Public Schools jumped almost 280% this year following a number of lawsuits and settlements.

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Minnesota enacts stringent anti-bullying law

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed bullying prevention legislation that will require increased vigilance on the part of schools to protect students from bullying and harassment by classmates.

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Student claiming she was disciplined for Facebook post and that administrators viewed her private email settles with Minnesota district

A Minnesota district has settled a suit by a student claiming she was disciplined for off-campus online comments and her Facebook and email accounts were viewed without permission.

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Student sues Minnesota district over suspension from sports for “terroristic” tweet

A Minnesota student has filed suit in federal court against the school district and the Minnesota State High School League alleging that his suspension from sports over a tweet is endangering his chances of landing a college scholarship for wrestling.

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Minnesota schools include disabled students in sports

The Associated Press reports on Minnesota Public Radio News that as the federal government pushes schools to include more disabled students in sports, Minnesota offers a map for how to do it and a look at the challenges that come along the way.

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Minnesota district settles race discrimination suit

According to the Pioneer Press, the St. Paul school district has settled a federal race discrimination suit brought by the families of three former middle school students.

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