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Apr 16th


Reading, math tutors help students achieve academic success

In the 2013-14 academic year, more than 900 Minnesota schools will be providing students additional help in achieving academic success in the face of sobering statewide statistics. Those schools have been named Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps sites to proactively help with literacy and math learning issues facing many Minnesota students. According to data from last year's state standardized tests, 40 percent of Minnesota of 8th graders do not demonstrate proficiency in math. Equally sobering is the statistic that one-in-five third graders is not reading at grade level.

Investments in early education will place kids on path to success

Investments in early education will place kids on path to successMuch has been written about the long-term benefits of high quality early education and all day kindergarten, especially for poor children. Research abounds to support investments in young learners as a critical way to close achievement gaps and improve student outcomes. Governor Dayton's budget contains significant new investments for both early childhood education and all day kindergarten, and every sign indicates that substantial investments for early learning will be coming out of the legislature as well.

It's time to reduce disparities in Minnesota's education system

It's time to reduce disparities in Minnesota's education systemRecently, the U.S. Department of Education released data that placed Minnesota last among all states in a) the rate of Hispanic students' four-year high school graduation, and b) the graduation rate gaps between white students and both Hispanic and Native American students. The same gap between Black and white students was the second-worst in the nation. The state's ranking in overall graduation rates in 2011 was 29th.

Hatcher helps students design individualized degrees

Stanley Hatcher, Minneapolis, was appointed academic advisor in the College of Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University, effective March 13. He provides a range of advising services to adult students designing and implementing individualized degree programs. In addition, he teaches select courses and workshops in the Individualized and Interdisciplinary Studies Department, oversees referrals, updates college materials, coordinates orientations and provides improvements of student data integrity and advising services.

We must produce the schools Minneapolis needs

We must produce the schools Minneapolis needsOur world has been changing at a pace that most of us struggle to comprehend. It is full of products and services that simply did not exist a few years ago. We now engage one another through video calls and instant messages and social media. We shop from our laptop and bank through our smart phone. We expect the information we want to be available when we want it. 


DAVID NOBLE LECTURE SERIES: “Detroit: Then and Now”Tuesday, April 9, 6 p.m.
Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Road, Mpls.

Minnesotans show the lasting impact of service

 Minnesotans show the lasting impact of serviceCollege PossibleTM, a local nonprofit connecting full-time AmeriCorps members with low-income students to provide college access and success services, joined the celebration to thank those Minnesotans who have served with AmeriCorps over the past 19 years and to highlight the important impact of this national service program at a time when budget debates put the program at risk. 
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