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Sep 02nd

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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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Helping your kids be successful in college and beyond

Helping your kids be successful in college and beyond(StatePoint) With so much emphasis placed on getting into college, the importance of succeeding once there is often lost. Less than half of U.S. students who enter a four-year college receive degrees within six years.
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Retooling the employment strategy for today's college students

Retooling the employment strategy for today's college studentsPicking the right job candidate is not easy. I was given the task of recommending college students for summer employment for my organization. I promptly pulled together a team of both seasoned professionals and recent college grads to make the job selection. We reviewed more than 100 resumes and interviewed several candidates. We had to make these selections quickly. To my surprise, I was flabbergasted at the lack of employment preparation for by some people.
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An Education Secretary's view of Minnesota

An Education Secretary's view of MinnesotaThe following opinion piece, written by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, originally appeared in the Star Tribune on Sunday, July 21, 2013.
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Minnesota State University students oppose Senate's Interest Rate Deal

Minnesota State University students oppose Senate's Interest Rate DealMinnesota state university students oppose the deal Senate lawmakers have reached on federal student loan reform that may be voted on as early as Tuesday. This deal makes long-term changes to the student loan system, which address Congress's budget crisis by placing a greater burden on the backs of students.
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