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Archived entries for Minnesota

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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Minnesota district and local police investigate bullies’ online comments encouraging suicide

KMSP-TV Fox 9 reports that Anoka-Hennepin School District and police are investigating a group of middle school students who took a fight to Facebook and began a bout of cyber-bullying that crossed a scary line. Officials say at least one of the bullies made a post on Facebook urging a group of girls to go kill themselves.

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Federal district court rules student stated valid First Amendment free speech claim based on school officials disciplining her for off-campus online postings

A federal district court in Minnesota has denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss, ruling that a middle school student has stated a valid claim for violation of her First Amendment free speech and Fourth Amendment unlawful search rights based on school officials disciplining the student for off-campus postings made on the student’s Facebook page.

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