The district had plans to replace its current policy, which requires that staff stay neutral on topics of sexual orientation, with another set of rules that would ban teachers from advocating their personal beliefs on the subject. But after hearing a outpouring of opposition to the new proposal, the district is headed back to the drawing board again.
Welcome back, Bentleyville: Beloved Tour of Lights returns
The Duluth event is back to being a walkthrough show this year.
Woman rescued from icy water by men who spotted overturned car
Her car hit a slick spot, went off the road, and flipped — landing in 4 feet of water.
Beloved civil rights activist, restaurant manager ID'd as fatal shooting victim
Smith was fatally shot in Minneapolis Wednesday.
Felon gets 14.5 years in prison following road rage incident
Authorities found drugs and weapons in his truck following the crash.
Gallery: Independence estate features guest house, pool
It's on the market for $2.6 million.
Take a hike! Free admission to MN State Parks on Black Friday
The annual promotion returns for the seventh year in a row.
AG settles lawsuits with 2 MN restaurants that violated COVID orders
They were ordered to pay tens of thousands of dollars to the state.
Buffalo High School teacher, father-of-8 in ICU battling COVID-19
His family said he took a "turn for the worse" and was admitted to a critical care unit this week.
Mystery surrounds exit of popular morning anchor Lisa Budeau
Budeau has been a staple in the Fargo-Moorhead area for many years.
St. Paul Athletic Club in downtown St. Paul closes for good
The building is slated to become a wedding event center and hotel.
COVID crisis: Almost 60 MN hospitals don't have ICU beds available
Many Minnesota hospitals are completely full with ICU and non-ICU patients.
Bemidji driver, 21, killed after leaving highway and hitting culvert
A passenger, also 21 years old, was injured in the one-vehicle wreck.
Anoka-Hennepin school board tries again with new 'controversial topics' policy
The school district's new policy says teachers shouldn't express personal opinions but can facilitate discussions. Some supporters say the new rule seems more inclusive, but critics say talk about topics like homosexuality should have no place in the classroom.
Anoka-Hennepin school board tries again on sexual orientation policy
District leaders are meeting Monday night to discuss a new policy on how staff members should treat a sensitive issue. The district's current policy requires that all staffers remain neutral on subjects of sexual orientation. Critics say that rule leaves students open to bullies and sexual harassment. But a second proposal didn't fare much better after it drew fire from both sides in the debate.
Anoka-Hennepin school board ends policy blamed for bullying
The school board voted Monday night to replace a controversial policy with a new one that they say will foster a safer and more tolerant environment for students. Critics say the district's old "neutrality" policy, which restricted teachers from addressing issues such as sexuality, left students at the mercy of bullies.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers union backs new policy on sexual orientation
The Associated Press reports Education Minnesota overwhelmingly supports the district's new policy, which would replace the district's controversial "neutrality" rule. And the school district responds to an article in Rolling Stone magazine about the rash of suicides among gay students in the schools.
Anoka-Hennepin school district puts off vote on policy for controversial topics
School board members for the Anoka-Hennepin District will delay a final decision on language to guide controversial classroom discussions. The policy would cover how teacher discuss sexual orientation and religion. Officials say they want to nail down some additional details before voting on the plan.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers tell district to ditch policies on GLBT issues
Teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin School District aren't happy about the old policy or a new one that could replace it. Union reps voted Monday against any policy that would dictate or limit classroom conversations on gay and lesbian issues. Some people who support the policy fear teachers otherwise would push a "gay lifestyle" on students. Critics say the policy leaves students at the mercy of harassment and bullies.
Anoka-Hennepin school board meets to rethink controversial policy tonight
District leaders on Monday night will meet for the first time to reconsider the district's policy on classroom discussions on religion and sexual orientation. Critics say the current policy, which says staff members should not discuss the topics in school, leaves some kids vulnerable to bullies and harassment.
Anoka-Hennepin teacher, anti-bullying advocate running for state Senate
A gay teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin School District and an outspoken critic of the district's controversial policy on sexual orientation announced Wednesday that he's running for the Minnesota Senate against Republican incumbent Michelle Benson. Jefferson Fietek says his community is struggling with poverty, suicide and bullying but that elected officials are ignoring it.
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