Faced with dire climate change, denial may actually help Australian farmers cope

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Despite growing evidence that the earth's climate is changing, many people remain skeptical. This denialism is often seen as a political response to the issue, but some mental health experts in Australia say it can also be a beneficial coping mechanism.

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Australians aim to build psychological resilience in the face of a changing climate

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Floods, wildfires, droughts and heat waves have struck Australia in recent years, leaving survivors traumatized. With more extreme weather predicted as the earth warms up, mental health experts are seeking ways to prepare the public emotionally.

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4 ways Minnesota lawmakers hope to boost education

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State legislators with past teaching experience, including Gov. Tim Walz, will have a big hand in shaping education legislation this year. Here's a look at some of their priorities.

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GOP, DFL lawmakers seek to trim special ed paperwork

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Concerned about the paperwork pressures on Minnesota's special education teachers, state senators on Thursday offered bipartisan legislation that they said would reduce those paperwork demands by up to 52 hours per student.

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Is the writing on the wall? Minn. to debate cursive in school

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A new bill before the Minnesota Legislature would require a state agency to write up a cursive curriculum, although school districts could decide whether to introduce it.

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Michigan State says Engler resignation effective immediately

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The board acted a day after John Engler said he'd step down next week amid fallout from remarks he made about some victims of former sports doctor and convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar.

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APM Reports documentary: 'Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia'

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An APM Reports documentary explores why some children's learning disabilities aren't identified and remedied, and how improving things for dyslexic kids could help all students learn to read better.

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APM Reports documentary: Teaching Teachers

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Wednesday's documentary looks at the importance of a good teacher, and has some tips from Japan about teacher training and re-training on the job.

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Beyond the Blackboard: Building Character in Public Schools

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American Public Media documentary, "Beyond the Blackboard: Building Character in Public Schools."

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A Beautiful World: How citizen scientists can save the world

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Regular people can help professional researchers extend their reach.

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Boosted by a Walz, teens press new governor on climate change

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Dozens of teenagers packed the governor's office on the third day of the new administration, asking for 100-percent renewable energy, no new pipelines and greenhouse gas emissions regulations.

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Inside a Minnesota high school where climate change is the focus

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Apple Valley high school students are learning science that could help save themselves and future generations from the worst of climate change's impending effects.

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St. Paul principal confronts a new kind of bully: student homelessness

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Ryan Vernosh's recent scramble to find a home for one of his students and their family left him frustrated and angry. "No child should have to question where their head's going to lay down at night."

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U of M study warns a dangerous opioid combination is becoming more common

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A study from the University of Minnesota showed that the number of patients being prescribed opioids and benzodiazepines at the same time has been increasing.

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Minnesota's new ed chief doesn't want to arm teachers

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Mary Cathryn Ricker, a former teacher, disagrees with a Trump administration guideline for school safety that includes arming school personnel.

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