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Anoka-Hennepin School District

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Candidates opposed to teaching about racism elected in 4 MN school districts

Other communities voted for candidates who didn't speak out against teaching about racism in school.

Student booed at Anoka-Hennepin school board meeting

Video: Immunocompromised teen booed at school board meeting

The sophomore asked for a mask mandate to be implemented.

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Anoka-Hennepin, Moorhead schools enact mask mandates

Previously, the districts were only recommending masks for unvaccinated students and staff.

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Brooklyn Park teacher surprised with $50K to pay off his student loans

Box Tops for Education and Black Men Teach Twin Cities presented him with the check.

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Transgender student wins $300K settlement from Anoka-Hennepin schools

Student Nick Himley was forced to change in a segregated locker room at Coon Rapids High School.

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Anoka-Hennepin, Bloomington districts moving elementary to distance learning

Bloomington Public Schools is going virtual only for winter sports.

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Some school districts delay first day of school to allow for more planning time

Wayzata, Anoka-Hennepin are among the districts pushing back the start date.

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State of MN joins lawsuit accusing Anoka-Hennepin of trans discrimination

The school district is alleged to have violated a transgender student's human rights.

Minnesota students honored alongside 'Glee' star

A group of Minnesota teens were honored in San Francisco over the weekend by the National Center For Lesbian Rights. The students asked the organization for help to file a lawsuit against the Anoka-Hennepin school district. In March, the students reached agreement with the district to establish a comprehensive plan to combat harassment of students in the district perceived to be gay, lesbian or transgender. The only other award-winner at the event? Glee actress Jane Lynch.

Feds say Anoka-Hennepin now a national model for preventing bullying

The Anoka-Hennepin school district's new anti-bullying plan grew out of lawsuits that claimed schools were not doing enough on that front. Now the Justice Department says schools around the country should emulate the district.

Anoka-Hennepin votes to settle bullying lawsuits; lone dissenter resigns in protest

The district agreed to pay $270,000, which will be divided among the six current and former students who brought the lawsuits, hire new staff and adopt a system to watch for and report bullying. Supporters who attended the board meeting Monday night called the decision "historic." But former Republican State Rep. Kathy Tingelstad, the lone "no" vote, stepped down from the board in protest. The Pioneer Press has details ...

Anoka-Hennepin school district approves lawsuit settlement

The settlement applies to two lawsuits that claimed the school district failed to protect students from bullying that was based on sexual orientation. The students will receive $270,000 total. The one board member who voted against the settlement resigned after it was approved, saying it sets a bad precedent.

Anoka-Hennepin School District reaches tentative deal over students' bullying lawsuits

The district has reportedly reached a settlement deal with federal officials and will meet Monday night to vote on the agreement.

Another round of settlement talks set for Anoka-Hennepin lawsuit

Attorneys for the school district as well as six current and former students will meet Thursday. The lawsuit claims Anoka-Hennepin didn't adequately address complaints of severe bullying.

Anoka superintendent apologizes, says 'no doubt' bullying can contribute to suicide

The superintendent says the latest statement is both an acknowledgement that bullying could have been a factor in the rash of student suicides and an apology for an earlier message, which indicated there was no evidence that harassment contributed to the tragedies.