Minnesota football players boycott practice, threaten bowl game over lack of due process

By   /  December 16, 2016  /  Campus Culture, Education, Minnesota, News  /  No Comments

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Students at the University of Minnesota are standing up for due process in a big way.

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Arizona lawmakers ponder dental therapy to address shortage

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Alaska, Arizona, Health Care, Minnesota, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Hospital emergency rooms are normally a repository for broken bones, accident traumas and sudden or severe medical complications. In Arizona, ERs were also the go-to treatment option for more than 45,000 people with dental problems from 2010 to 2015. The state’s Medicaid program picked up the tab for 41 percent of these cases — nearly […]

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Virginia Beach the best for vaping

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  Arizona, California, Health Care, Minnesota, New Mexico, News, Regulations, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Albuquerque. Phoenix. Tucson. Mesa. Virginia Beach. All terrific vacation spots. And also great for vaping. A new report by the R Street Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based free-market think tank, ranked 52 cities on their regulatory environment for vaping, with Virginia’s largest city coming out on top with a grade of A+. The three Arizona cities […]

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Teacher tenure protected in Minnesota ruling

By   /  October 27, 2016  /  Education Blog, Minnesota  /  No Comments

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of teacher tenure has been dismissed by a Minnesota judge. The lawsuit, filed by four families in conjunction with the Partnership for Educational Justice and Students for Education Reform Minnesota, claimed that teacher tenure laws protect ineffective teachers and deprive low-income and minority students of a high-quality education. “The parent plaintiffs,” said […]

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Black Lives Matter leader explains decision to leave movement over charter schools

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  Education Blog, Minnesota  /  No Comments

Rashad Turner, the leader of Black Lives Matter St. Paul, has quit over the movement’s attacks on charter schools. “Being that I am all for charter schools and education reform, and as someone who is seeking educational justice for students and families, I could no longer be under that banner of Black Lives Matter,” he […]

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Oral health care workshop hits nerve of dentists and policymakers

By   /  August 11, 2016  /  Alaska, Arizona, Health Care, Indiana, Issues, Minnesota, National, News, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

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States want to expand access to oral health care, but the debate over how to do it is provoking strong reactions from many within the dental community.

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