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Dec 19th

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Have Black girls been overlooked: Why are 40 percent of Black females dropping out?

Have Black girls been overlooked: Why are 40 percent of Black females dropping out?Why has America and the Black community been silent about this epidemic? We hear so much about the 47 percent dropout rate among Black males, but I believe a 40 percent dropout rate among Black females is outrageous and unacceptable. Black males may be on life support, but Black females are in critical condition.
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Robbinsdale's Aldo Sicoli gets Alliance's award for equity and social justice

Robbinsdale's Aldo Sicoli gets Alliance's award for equity and social justiceSYOSSET, NY – June 25, 2014 – The National Urban Alliance (NUA) for Effective Education will give Dr. Aldo Sicoli, superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools, the "Leadership Award for Promoting Equity and Social Justice" on July 7 in Minneapolis during its Summer Academy.
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Empowering youth through digital involvement in North Minneapolis

Empowering youth through digital involvement in North MinneapolisDr. Lanise Block believes that digital applications and digital instructions are powerful tools to engage students to learn. As the founder of Digital Empowerment Academy and an educator for 18 years, Block works with students, especially in North Minneapolis, to share digital tools and learning.
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African American parents want school board to 'double down' their efforts

African American parents want school board to 'double down' their effortsMembers of the Parents of African American Students Advisory Council (PAASAC) met in Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) district headquarters Thursday, June 12, for a listening session with three school board members about issues they hoped to address with the board. Attended by about 18 people, including board members Keith Hardy, Mary Doran and John Broderick, as well as Chief Executive Officer Michelle Walker, the listening session focused on a need for more African American-focused curriculum, more African American and teachers of color, and stronger steps toward ending the achievement gap.
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Saint Paul Public Schools to provide free summer meals at more than 70 locations

Saint Paul Public Schools to provide free summer meals at more than 70 locationsSaint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) will provide free meals this summer to children 18 years old and younger, and people 19 years of age and older who have a mental or physical disability and who participate during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program for the mentally or physically disabled.
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Students challenged to keep learning this summer

Students challenged to keep learning this summerAs districts across the state wrap up their school year and release students for the summer, the Minnesota Department of Education is challenging students to keep exercising their brains.
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KIPP Stand Academy on the move

KIPP Stand Academy on the moveKIPP Stand Academy is on the move.
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