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Jeannie Foster

Meet Jeannie Foster, the DFL endorsee in race to fill O'Connell's seat on St. Paul's school board

The St. Paul School Board is in the midst of a tumultuous year. But now, says candidate Jeannie Foster, it’s time for “the grown people to get past their bickering.”

MinnPost Picks: on special education, OS 9, et al

MinnPost Picks: on special education, OS 9, and the making of the Standing Rock protest

Our weekly roundup of great stories from around the web, as recommended by MinnPost staff and contributing journalists.

Stakeholders in the St. Paul schools talk about they want from the next super

What people in St. Paul want from the next school superintendent — and the search process

Parents, teachers and advocates all agree that the first, most important thing the St. Paul Board of Education should do during the pending superintendent search is finally listen to, and learn from, its constituents.

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Study says Ohio’s virtual charters can’t replace the traditional school experience

The study found that virtual-school students are missing out on what researcher June Ahn called “the rich social ecosystem” of relationships with peers and teachers.

Democrats want to open more doors to college
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Democrats want to open more doors to college, but can their plan get more students to the finish line?

The extra financial burdens that many low-income aspiring college graduates carry can lead them to drop out, often with debt — and with few job options to help them pay it off.

Where special education students are succeeding under Common Core
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Where special education students are succeeding under Common Core

What one Brooklyn school is doing differently to help its students pass the tests.