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Dozens take layoffs as UMD cuts costs

Nearly 50 staff and a dozen faculty members took part in voluntary layoff programs at the University of Minnesota Duluth as part of its budget reduction plan.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/21/2014

Duluth graduation rate up nearly 4 percent

More than 78 percent of the Duluth school district’s seniors graduated last year, an increase of nearly 4 percent from 2012.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/20/2014

UMD looking to cut nearly $12 million from its budget

The University of Minnesota Duluth will announce next week more concrete plans on how it expects to cut $11.9 million from its budget.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/19/2014

At ‘halftime,’ Duluth schools make progress on learning gap

The Duluth school district met only a few of its 2013 state achievement gap targets, but district officials aren’t worried.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/16/2014

No money could mean no meal for low-income students in some Minnesota schools

Empty lunch accounts often lead to empty stomachs for many low-income students in northern Minnesota.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/13/2014

Hunger for change: Empty accounts mean empty stomachs in some Minnesota schools

Gov. Mark Dayton proposes providing additional funding to ensure kids have access to hot food.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/12/2014

Duluth school nurses want better vaccination compliance

Only 75 percent of the Duluth school district’s middle school population is immunized, and school nurses are hoping a strengthened policy will change that.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/12/2014

Duluth schools make progress on class size

Class sizes in the Duluth school district could drop on average by a couple of kids in elementary schools and at least one in the middle and high schools next year.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/11/2014

UMD’s share of state money drops

Unrestricted state money for UMD dropped from $48.3 million in 2009 to $28.2 million in 2013 — a 41.6 percent decline. During the same period, the Twin Cities campus saw a 22.6 percent drop of its share.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/08/2014

College of St. Scholastica expands to Arizona campus

The College of St. Scholastica is expanding into Arizona.

Duluth News Tribune, 02/06/2014

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