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Several thousand young people emptied local classrooms on Friday as part of a coordinated global movement seeking greater government action on climate change.
Around the state, the rate of students choosing to bypass the state's largest standardized exams has risen steadily for more than a decade.
An Edina schools spokesperson said the district "vehemently denies the allegations in this lawsuit and will defend itself from these inaccurate and misleading claims."
The emphasis was on the new: New shoes. New start times. New principals. New clothes — even uniforms pulled together at the last minute.
In some cases, it is raising tough new questions on how the district will pay for the growth.
New data released by state education officials shows little improvement in other measures, including attendance and students' progress over time, although graduation rates are on the rise.
Most state districts won't start until after Labor Day.
Districts have used the funds to outfit kitchens with on-site cooking equipment and tools.
A nonprofit foundation says state's low graduation rate needs more attention than it is receiving.
It's not clear how long the graffiti, which include a swastika and a threatening message that used an ethnic slur, were at Lake Harriet Upper School.