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MN college students to get extra financial help
Education

MN college students to get extra financial help

Brandon Campbell, Minnesota News Connection As college student debts continue to climb across the country, Minnesota is giving thousands of students a little extra financial help. The state is awarding 95,000 students an extra $200 grant increase this year. The extra money is coming in part from a drop in the number of students enrolling…

Semifinalists for president of Minneapolis Community and Technology College named
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Semifinalists for president of Minneapolis Community and Technology College named

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named four semifinalists who are under consideration to be president of Minneapolis Community and Technical College. The candidates are Julie Leidig, Sharon Pierce, Yves Salomon-Fernandez, and Muddassir Siddiqi. The candidates were recommended by a search advisory committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and community leaders, and chaired by Annette…

Sergio Páez selected as next superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools
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Sergio Páez selected as next superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools

After a nearly 10-month search process, the Minneapolis Board of Education has selected Dr. Sergio Páez to be the next superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). Páez comes to Minneapolis from Holyoke Public Schools in Massachusetts, where he served as superintendent from 2013 to 2015. Previously, he was an assistant superintendent for Worcester Public Schools….

Dr. Artika Tyner receives Kay Pranis Award
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Dr. Artika Tyner receives Kay Pranis Award

Dr. Artika Tyner, University of St. Thomas interim diversity and inclusion officer, received the Dispute Resolution Center’s Kay Pranis Award. Over the past decade, Tyner has been an advocate for restorative practices. Tyner has provided restorative justice training in schools, published articles on restorative justice, and participated in community circles. “Restorative justice draws upon principles…

Canty selected for prevention advocacy peer leadership team
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Canty selected for prevention advocacy peer leadership team

Alison Canty, a Woodbury High School graduate, was recently selected as one of 17 leaders statewide to participate in the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s (MNCASA) Prevention Advocacy Peer Leadership team. Canty is the chair of the Minnesota STAR Advisory Council, and is an advocate of people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. Canty is also…

Youth Entrepreneurship Series #2: Let’s Get It
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Youth Entrepreneurship Series #2: Let’s Get It

By Maya Park, Asian Media Access Let’s Get It! – A Youth Entrepreneurship Summit was held October 15 at North High School in North Minneapolis. During the summit, students were split into groups and put into a rotation of workshops including: marketing, grant writing, creating a business plan, and other important aspects of business. Students…

Scholarships for study in chemical sciences
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Scholarships for study in chemical sciences

[caption id="attachment_26027" align="alignleft"]stockvault-chemistry135625stockvault.net[/caption]The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for African-American, Hispanic and Native-American students entering chemistry-related fields.

100 Black Men Strong hopes to show Black male Henry students they are in their corner
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100 Black Men Strong hopes to show Black male Henry students they are in their corner

[caption id="attachment_25963" align="alignleft"]what-they-see-240x450northmetro100.org[/caption]“Young brothers, we’re here for you.”

That is the message many hope will be conveyed on Friday, Nov. 6, at Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis as an estimated 100 Black male volunteers converge on the school to directly engage with Black male students. The event mirrors a similar session that took place last year at Henry, but last year’s event was a district program presented through the Minneapolis Public School’s (MPS) office of Equity and Diversity. This time around the event is presented through the 100 Strong organization, as the office and Equity and Diversity was eliminated this past summer. James Burroughs, who was the head of MPS’ Equity and Diversity, transitioned out of the district but felt it was important to let Black male students know that the community is still in their corner.

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