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Ball-Lacy seeks to launch reality show highlighting Blacks in STEM

Ball-Lacy seeks to launch reality show highlighting Blacks in STEM Let’s face it: reality television is not doing Black people any favors.

Often, the prevailing image of Black people in almost every reality show is one of dysfunction, savagery and buffoonery. Seldom are African-Americans shown in a positive light. Even those who have achieved successes prior to television somehow seem cartoonish when shown under the lights of reality TV.

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Klobuchar provisions to help ensure all students receive a quality education pass Senate

Klobuchar provisions to help ensure all students receive a quality education pass SenateWashington, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced that her provisions to help ensure that all students receive a quality education passed the Senate as part of the Every Child Achieves Act. The three provisions that Klobuchar authored would help expand STEM opportunities, improve teacher and principal retention, and reduce chronic absenteeism.
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Education Minnesota applauds Senate passage of U.S. Every Child Achieves Act

Education Minnesota applauds Senate passage of U.S. Every Child Achieves ActEducation Minnesota President Denise Specht released the following statement in reaction to passage by the U.S. Senate of the Every Child Achieves Act, the bipartisan overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law.
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Closing Achievement Gaps Requires More than Education Reform

Closing Achievement Gaps Requires More than Education ReformWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Education reform alone isn't enough to close achievement gaps between Blacks and Whites, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
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Patrice Relerford heads education impact strategy initiative at Minneapolis Foundation

Patrice Relerford heads education impact strategy initiative at Minneapolis FoundationThe Minneapolis Foundation welcomed Patrice Relerford as its new director of impact strategy – education.
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MPS represents school nutrition interests at White House forum

MPS represents school nutrition interests at White House forumMinneapolis Public Schools' Director of Culinary and Nutrition Services Bertrand Weber represented school districts from across the country at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship last week. The forum brought together key human and animal health groups involved in antibiotic stewardship, which is the development, promotion and implementation of activities to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics.
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Foster youth overcome odds, graduate from college

Foster youth overcome odds, graduate from collegeThe odds are often stacked against them. Foster youth are less likely than their peers to attend and graduate from college—in part because they often lack a stable support system and don't have the financial means to pay for tuition, room, board, books and other expenses. Yet, some, with use of Education and Training Vouchers from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, are overcoming the odds.
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