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Nov 27th

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20 million children in need of after school programs

20 million children in need of after school programs(StatePoint) "America After 3 PM," a new survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, finds that participation in afterschool programs has increased dramatically, from 6.5 million children in 2004 to 10.2 million today. Unmet demand has increased, as well. The parents of 19.4 million children not in afterschool programs say they would enroll their children if programs were available.
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Technology can transform the 21st century classroom

Technology can transform the 21st century classroomWalk into a classroom today and you'll see some things familiar from your past – and some things not so familiar. Today's classrooms are necessarily different than they used to be, because our world is a different place than it used to be.
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MPS launches Community Partnership Schools

MPS launches Community Partnership SchoolsNew model provides greater school autonomy to help accelerate student achievement

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) announced the launch of Community Partnership Schools, a collaborative effort resulting from ongoing discussions between the school district and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers.
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Bus tour promotes diversity in medicine

Bus tour promotes diversity in medicine"The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round"—

This familiar chorus from a childhood nursery rhyme has some relevance for the drivers of the Tour for Diversity in Medicine. But the tune takes on a serious note as the bus chugs along to cities and campuses across the country.
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Books for Africa launches Africa-based Advisory Council

Books for Africa launches Africa-based Advisory CouncilKILIFI, Kenya – Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent countries has vowed to expand its books donation program to end the book shortages in the region.
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Poverty simulation event hosted by Metropolitan State nursing school

Poverty simulation event hosted by Metropolitan State nursing schoolMetropolitan State University's School of Nursing is set to hosts a Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) at its Saint Paul Campus in New Main's Great Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m.
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New GEAR UP grants to help more than 116,000 students get on the pathway for success in college

New GEAR UP grants to help more than 116,000 students get on the pathway for success in collegeU. S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced the award of $82 million for 41 grants under Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that will help 116,000 at-risk students prepare for college.
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