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Quest Academy Charter School in St. Louis Park to close

Pillsbury United Communities (PUC), the charter authorizer for Quest Academy in St. Louis Park, says it plans to terminate Quest Academy's contract because it has failed to meet generally accepted standards of fiscal management. If terminated, the school will close by the end of the 2012-2013 academic year, and Pillsbury United Communities' staff will proactively work with Quest Academy to ensure minimal disruption to its 54 students in 7th through 12th grades.
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MPS creates principal academy to find great leaders

American scholar Warren G. Bennis said, “Leaders are made rather than born.” At Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), that philosophy is driving the Aspiring Transformational Principal Academy, created to attract visionary, passionate leaders who are eager to assume principal roles in underperforming schools in the school district.
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Northside students from Nellie Stone Johnson and Anwatin schools hit cross country ski trails with Major Taylor Bike Club

Northside students from Nellie Stone Johnson and Anwatin schools hit cross country ski trails with Major Taylor Bike ClubSkiers from North Minneapolis Middle Schools Nellie Stone Johnson and Anwatin, part of the Loppet Foundation ski programs, enjoy a perfect February ski day at Lake Elmo Park Reserve with their coaches Jerry Williams, Jemiah Aitch, and members of the Major Taylor Bike Club.
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Tuskegee student to study at Ralph Bunche center at UCLA

Tuskegee student to study at Ralph Bunche center at UCLATUSKEGEE, Alabama — Amanda Powell, a senior English major from Montgomery, Ala has been selected for an internship with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African- American Studies Summer Humanities Institute (SHI) at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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High-achieving first-year students honored at Tuskegee University

High-achieving first-year students honored at Tuskegee UniversityTUSKEGEE, Ala. – More than 200 students from the Class of 2016 at Tuskegee University were recognized for their academic successes Feb. 1. Held by the Office of the Provost, the Recognition of Students’ Outstanding Fall 2012 Achievement program awarded certificates to students earning 3.25 and above GPAs.
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Senator Franken discusses student mental health services; reads to first graders at Elizabeth Hall International Academy in North Minneapolis

Senator Franken discusses student mental health services; reads to first graders at Elizabeth Hall International Academy in North MinneapolisU.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) read to first graders on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Elizabeth Hall International Academy in north Minneapolis as part of I Love to Read Month.
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Cross-culture within culture: South High School UMOJA recognizes, reflects diversity of African American students

Cross-culture within culture: South High School UMOJA recognizes, reflects diversity of African American studentsTo celebrate Black History Month, Minneapolis' South High School student group UMOJA hosted National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) in the school's media center.
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