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Superintendent announces new organizational structure

Superintendent announces new organizational structureTo promote greater collaboration between central office departments and schools, Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), announced major changes to the school district's organizational chart.
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What’s next for Minneapolis Washburn High School?

What’s next for Minneapolis Washburn High School?Washburn High School has had a tough year. During the 2012-2013 school year, high profile student misconduct with racist overtones, student protests, and a dispute between the athletic director and principal led to the sudden removal of principal Carol Markham Cousins. In the aftermath of these incidents, many in the Washburn community in Minneapolis anxiously wondered who would become the school's new principal.
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Israeli fi lm producer/director Noemi Schory to teach at the University of Minnesota

Israeli fi lm producer/director Noemi Schory to teach at the University of MinnesotaSchory is heading to Minnesota as part of the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Program, which brings Israeli artists to top colleges and universities in North America. The residencies help bring contemporary Israeli culture to a wider audience
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Youth examine the horrors of chattel slavery

Youth examine the horrors of chattel slavery In most schools and programs throughout the Twin Cities and throughout America, students are not taught about the tremendous sacrifices that African Americans have made for the development of the United States.
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Minnesota college choices: Students wary of taking out loans

Minnesota college choices: Students wary of taking out loansFadumo Ali had her heart set on attending Loyola University in Chicago this year, but ultimately, she chose to go to the University of St. Thomas instead. The deciding factor? Ali didn't want to begin college by taking out a large loan, with the prospect of more large loans each year. The financial aid package Loyola offered her just wasn't enough.
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MPS to roll out enrollment bus, extend summer registration office hours

MPS to roll out enrollment bus, extend summer registration office hoursIn an effort to reach more families and enroll children in school, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is taking student enrollment to the streets with a mobile enrollment bus. The bus will make stops at key locations throughout Minneapolis before the start of school to accommodate families who may have barriers to visiting one of the school district's two placement centers. English language assessments will also be provided.
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Hamline and Teach for America as partners: A mixed review

Hamline and Teach for America as partners: A mixed reviewTeach for America is currently in talks with Hamline University about the partnership the two share, as TFA conducts its summer training "Institutes" in locations around the United States. For now, the TFA/Hamline partnership will continue, but TFA is also hoping to partner with the University of Minnesota, possibly in order to locate a training institute in Minnesota.
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