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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Amid hostility to LGBTQ rights in some schools, youth say Pride is essential in 2024
Loring Park was packed with families Friday for Twin Cities Pride’s inaugural Youth Night.

Many Minnesota laws went into effect Monday. Here’s what you need to know.
Several laws passed in the 2024 legislative session took effect Monday, establishing new policies and funding sources for education, economic development and the environment.

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Elementary students fundraise to save classroom after voters reject levies
The budget crunch in Thief River Falls underscores the challenges facing districts throughout greater Minnesota: They need increasingly skeptical, aging residents to vote for higher taxes in an era of rising attacks on public schooling in the national media.

Sahan Journal
As COVID funds dry up, can the music at a St. Paul magnet school continue?
The district faced a $100 million shortfall and had to make painful choices — but its cuts to elementary music programming caused the most pushback from parents.

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