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Need help on school MCA tests? How 'bout a mint?

Minnesota teachers are taking small steps to try and give students every possible edge on this week's MCA tests. Some give students a walk break to the park. Another gives kids peppermint candy. Still another thinks silly hats might help students relax so they can do their best.
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Minnesota teachers are taking small steps to try and give students every possible edge on this week's MCA tests. Some give students a walk break to the park. Another gives kids peppermint candy. Still another thinks silly hats might help students relax so they can do their best.

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