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Beatrice Dupuy

Education Reporter | Twin Cities metro area
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Beatrice Dupuy is an education reporter covering more than 20 school districts in the Twin Cities metro area.
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Protest over dress code erupts at Edina High School

Protest over dress code erupts at Edina High School

In response to high schoolers' complaints, Edina said policy hasn't gotten more restrictive.

Malware found on Tettegouche State Park computers

August visitors to northeastern Minnesota park may have had their credit card information compromised.

International Falls man charged with using fake identity to solicit nude photos

A 36-year-old man has been charged with using a fake ID to obtain nude photos of children.
Minnehaha Academy students get first look at temporary home

Minnehaha Academy students get first look at temporary home

Students displaced by blast last month check out their temporary school.
HBO's plan not to produce 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' draws range of local reaction

HBO's plan not to produce 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' draws range of local reaction

HBO announced Friday that it would not continue with the series "Mogadishu, Minnesota."
Girl Scouts open up Little Free Pantry in Chaska

Girl Scouts open up Little Free Pantry in Chaska

Chaska Troop 1554 makes toiletries, nonperishables available 24/7 to anyone in need.
Waconia High School teachers get immersion in Chamber of Commerce program

Waconia High School teachers get immersion in Chamber of Commerce program

Two Waconia High School teachers take part in Minnesota Business Education Network to help build a local workforce.
'Justine should not have died,' father tells crowd at memorial

'Justine should not have died,' father tells crowd at memorial

Hundreds of people gathered at the Lake Harriet Band Shell to honor the woman fatally shot last month by a Minneapolis police officer.
Minnesota math scores down a bit; reading results are flat

Minnesota math scores down a bit; reading results are flat

"It's frustrating to see test scores slowly increasing over time, but there's more to providing a student with a well-rounded education than can be seen in a test," Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius said in a statement.

Apple Valley High School security guard cleared after fight

Authorities have cleared an Apple Valley High School security guard after an altercation between students in June.Jason Rieck had been placed on leave by the…
School leader survived blast, plans to shepherd Academy through 'uncharted waters'

School leader survived blast, plans to shepherd Academy through 'uncharted waters'

Donna Harris, who received minor injuries in the blast, described her role as that of a shepherd who seeks to guide staffers toward making the best decisions for students.
Student testing continues, but state revamps school grading

Student testing continues, but state revamps school grading

The state would focus its attention on a small set of the lowest-performing schools, a plan that some critics says sets the bar too low.
Fines to increase for Minnesota drivers violating school bus law

Fines to increase for Minnesota drivers violating school bus law

Illegally passing a bus with its stop arm extended could result in a $500 fine, up from $300.
First electric school bus - running on wind power - to debut in Lakeville

First electric school bus - running on wind power - to debut in Lakeville

Students in Lakeville will have the chance to ride an electric school bus running on wind energy this school year.
Family, friends, strangers honor man killed in 'horrific' St. Paul bus-car crash

Family, friends, strangers honor man killed in 'horrific' St. Paul bus-car crash

A Friday night vigil was organized by a resident of the street where Kenneth Foster died last weekend.
Former Chanhassen High School principal sentenced to prison for porn possession

Former Chanhassen High School principal sentenced to prison for porn possession

Timothy Dorway sentenced to five years in prison, admits porn addiction.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa superintendent to lead Shakopee schools

Zumbrota-Mazeppa superintendent to lead Shakopee schools

Shakopee school leaders hope that new leader will help district heal after former Superintendent Rod Thompson resigned.
Marchers cheer news of Harteau's departure, interrupt mayor

Marchers cheer news of Harteau's departure, interrupt mayor

After a rally at Loring Park, protesters headed downtown to City Hall, where they delayed the mayor's news conference on the police chief's resignation.
FBI, Shakopee police investigate spending by former superintendent

FBI, Shakopee police investigate spending by former superintendent

Thompson allegedly admitted to accepting perks from companies working with the school district, according to a search warrant affidavit filed this week.
Minnesota Department of Education approves toolkit to help transgender students

Minnesota Department of Education approves toolkit to help transgender students

Supporters cheered the draft kit to be sent to schools, while opponents predicted legal challenge.

Red Lake man charged in shooting death of juvenile in fight over PlayStation

The 20-year-old is accused of fatally shooting a juvenile male on June 25.
Time capsule discovered on New Prague school property

Time capsule discovered on New Prague school property

Lessons from the past offer surprising insights into New Prague's future.
New report reveals small dip in college-bound Minn. high school students

New report reveals small dip in college-bound Minn. high school students

High school graduation peaked in 2016 with 82.2 percent finishing school.
Natalia Hernández, new Breck school leader, starts work

Natalia Hernández, new Breck school leader, starts work

Head of school comes to Golden Valley from New Orleans.
Zebra mussels found in Wright County's Cedar Lake

Zebra mussels found in Wright County's Cedar Lake

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources called it the first new-lake confirmation of 2017.
Minneapolis City Council OKs Kmart land purchase

Minneapolis City Council OKs Kmart land purchase

The move is part of a plan to reopen Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street.
Franken tells Burnsville forum: GOP bill isn't about health care

Franken tells Burnsville forum: GOP bill isn't about health care

At the forum, citizens spoke emotionally about what Medicaid has meant for their health care.
Perpich Center for Arts Education names new executive director

Perpich Center for Arts Education names new executive director

Eden Prairie schools superintendent to lead embattled arts agency.
Does Minnesota lead the nation in per-pupil spending? Not anymore

Does Minnesota lead the nation in per-pupil spending? Not anymore

A new report comparing school revenues and spending in each state shows how Minnesota stacks up
Shakopee will pay superintendent $50K after OK'ing resignation

Shakopee will pay superintendent $50K after OK'ing resignation

An investigation uncovered a history of Superintendent Rod Thompson misusing his district credit card, with more than $3,500 in personal purchases, including a TV and a trip to Nashville.
Dakota, Scott libraries offer deal to students: Come on in, it's all fine (free)

Dakota, Scott libraries offer deal to students: Come on in, it's all fine (free)

Dakota and Scott libraries partner with schools to give students fine-free library cards.
School watchdogs hail resignation of Shakopee superintendent

School watchdogs hail resignation of Shakopee superintendent

Shakopee watchdogs had raised questions over finances, credit-card use.
Shakopee superintendent's home searched as part of spending probe

Shakopee superintendent's home searched as part of spending probe

Police focus on purchases made with district card.
Minneapolis man charged in girlfriend's hit-and-run injury

Minneapolis man charged in girlfriend's hit-and-run injury

Victim was severely injured; police are still searching for assailant.
Principal found in park died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Principal found in park died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

An Oakdale school principal found dead in a Woodbury park died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Thursday.
On graduation day, Richfield High School principal delivers

On graduation day, Richfield High School principal delivers

Richfield High School principal leverages data, dedication to improve graduation rates.

Apple Valley High School guard on leave following altercation between students

Muslim group says student was mistreated at Apple Valley High School.
As federal order expires, Anoka-Hennepin school district faces new battles

As federal order expires, Anoka-Hennepin school district faces new battles

The Anoka-Hennepin School District is closing a dark chapter in its history. The Department of Justice placed the district under a consent decree in 2012…
Obituary: Koryne Horbal championed women's rights worldwide

Obituary: Koryne Horbal championed women's rights worldwide

Koryne Horbal crusaded for women's rights, knocked down barriers and mentored countless young women.The feminist and political activist spent her life championing equality. She drafted…
Protesters shut down Richfield school board meeting

Protesters shut down Richfield school board meeting

More than 70 protesters screaming, "Shame on you," prompted Richfield school board members to retreat behind a closed door after their vote to terminate a district employee for wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt.
South metro to host metro-wide Pow Wow event for graduating seniors

South metro to host metro-wide Pow Wow event for graduating seniors

May 20 event aims to bring native culture to both students and community members.
Delano now is telling teachers diversity signs can stay up

Delano now is telling teachers diversity signs can stay up

Parents in the west-metro community took issue with the colors on the sign, which they felt focused on the gay and lesbian community. After hearing objections, school officials show support for unity effort.
Custodians oppose cuts in Minneapolis School District

Custodians oppose cuts in Minneapolis School District

Several from Roosevelt High spoke at a board meeting against the district's plan to cut back from about 100 engineers-in-charge and assistant engineers to just 15 "physical plant operators."
Shakopee man charged in Minneapolis baby's death is nanny's husband

Shakopee man charged in Minneapolis baby's death is nanny's husband

One-year-old Tara Engman died in 2015 of blunt-force injuries.
Burnsville music teacher arrested again for messaging minor

Burnsville music teacher arrested again for messaging minor

Instagram communication with teenager violated bail conditions, authorities said.
Hot market, close call have Richfield looking at ways to protect affordable housing

Hot market, close call have Richfield looking at ways to protect affordable housing

Facing the pressure of for-profit developers, officials discuss how to help renters.
Minnesota's prom-going girls use Facebook to vet their dresses

Minnesota's prom-going girls use Facebook to vet their dresses

High school students turn to social media before they say "yes" to the prom dress.
Perpich Center for Arts Education waits, watches as legislators decide its future

Perpich Center for Arts Education waits, watches as legislators decide its future

Struggling high school and middle school operated by the center are in limbo.
Delta offering up to $9,950 to avoid United fiasco for overbooked

Delta offering up to $9,950 to avoid United fiasco for overbooked

Delta is set to take advantage of a competitor's stumble by significantly increasing its cash offers — up to nearly $10,000 — to passengers who give up a seat on an overbooked flight.
Minnesota high school senior gets into all 8 Ivy League schools

Minnesota high school senior gets into all 8 Ivy League schools

Derek Onserio received eight acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League Schools and the University of Minnesota.
Charges: Burnsville teacher had sex with student, sent explicit messages to another

Charges: Burnsville teacher had sex with student, sent explicit messages to another

Erik Akervik, 29, is charged with two felonies in connection with the incident.

$4.5 million budget error triggers investigation of Shakopee schools

Shakopee school board hires St. Paul firm for independent review.
Defections shake up Twin Cities school integration programs

Defections shake up Twin Cities school integration programs

Edina and Hopkins are the latest two school districts to break from a west metro desegregation district that once counted 11 member school districts.
'Moo Crew' cuts milk waste at Sioux Trail Elementary in Burnsville

'Moo Crew' cuts milk waste at Sioux Trail Elementary in Burnsville

Principal, custodian challenged students to find creative ways to get their peers to drink up.

Osseo schools cutting ties with PEG diversity consultant

Osseo school board members voted to end the district's contract with a racial-consulting group in a special meeting Tuesday night.In a 4-2 vote, the board…
New Prague senior 'pranks' other students with positive locker notes

New Prague senior 'pranks' other students with positive locker notes

New Prague student had a simple motive: "I wanted everyone to smile."

Osseo schools set to end contract with racial-equity consultant

School board says $152K cost for Pacific Educational Group services is too high.

University of St. Thomas student leader's tweets come back to haunt him

School president decried anti-Semitic posts, made public by an anti-hate speech group.

Shakopee school officials notifiy staff over $4.5 million budget error

The superintendent's e-mail said that a miscalculation caused by "human error" meant that school officials had to cut spending for the rest of this school year and look hard at next year's budget.
Sophomore beats last year's champ in MN Math League bowl

Sophomore beats last year's champ in MN Math League bowl

An Eden Prairie student out-calculated the rest to claim this year's trophy.
Charges delayed in alleged sex encounter at Champlin Park High

Charges delayed in alleged sex encounter at Champlin Park High

Prosecutors have deferred charges against a 42-year-old man who allegedly evaded Champlin Park High School security to have sex with a 19-year-old special-needs student in the school.
Record label provides students a voice in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district

Record label provides students a voice in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district

Student's vision creates an opportunity for her peers to create music, learn the business.
Hopkins schools chief selected as Edina's new superintendent

Hopkins schools chief selected as Edina's new superintendent

The Edina school board named John Schultz, current superintendent of the Hopkins School District, as Edina's new superintendent Thursday night after hours of debate.The board…
Twin Cities schools find creative ways to hire, keep teachers

Twin Cities schools find creative ways to hire, keep teachers

A troublesome teacher shortage has Minnesota public schools fighting for hires and scrambling to hold on to newcomers.
Duluth police arrest 5 in killing of St. Paul police officer's son

Duluth police arrest 5 in killing of St. Paul police officer's son

Duluth police have arrested four people in connection with the shooting death of a St. Paul police sergeant’s 22-year-old son. A fifth suspect was already…
Minnesota high school grad rates show narrowing achievement gap

Minnesota high school grad rates show narrowing achievement gap

Disparities remain, but graduation rates were up for all in 2016.
Friday's Twin Cities high of 63 sets record for Feb. 17

Friday's Twin Cities high of 63 sets record for Feb. 17

It is only the fifth time that has happened in February.
Obituary: Bennet Cyrus was charismatic entrepreneur

Obituary: Bennet Cyrus was charismatic entrepreneur

Until his last days, Bennet Cyrus was shouting at the Minnesota Vikings. Cyrus was usually a calm man, but when football came on, he unleashed…
Cyberscam that hit Bloomington school workers puts Minn. districts on defensive

Cyberscam that hit Bloomington school workers puts Minn. districts on defensive

Minnesota school districts use training and insurance to guard against hackers.

Shakopee High looks into spread of inappropriate sexual photos

Shakopee police investigating the circulation of inappropriate photos of multiple students at Shakopee High School.

Security breach steals tax info for all Bloomington public school employees

Phishing scam may be using stolen W-2 forms to file phony tax forms.
'HopDina' partnership pays dividends for two school districts

'HopDina' partnership pays dividends for two school districts

What started as a friendship between the Edina and Hopkins superintendents has grown into an effort that has cut costs for their schools.
Minnesota reaction to federal judge's ruling on executive order

Minnesota reaction to federal judge's ruling on executive order

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, who was part of the lawsuit at the heart of Friday's decision, applauded the ruling in a statement. “Five federal…
More Minnesota teachers leaving jobs, new state report shows

More Minnesota teachers leaving jobs, new state report shows

One-fourth of new teachers leave within first three years, according to a new state report.
Franken hears criticism of Trump education nominee DeVos

Franken hears criticism of Trump education nominee DeVos

Support of private over public schools comes under fire in Minneapolis meeting.
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