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Aug 01st

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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.
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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.
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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. 
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DAVID NOBLE LECTURE SERIES: “Detroit: Then and Now”

DAVID NOBLE LECTURE SERIES: “Detroit: Then and Now”Tuesday, April 9, 6 p.m.
Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Road, Mpls.
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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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Urban League proposes 13th grade initiative

Urban League proposes 13th grade initiativeThe 13th Grade Initiative, authored by the Minneapolis Urban League was adopted by the Minnesota Senate last week at the State Capitol. Co-sponsored and presented by Senator Jeff Hayden (D-SD 62), the bill was unanimously adopted by the Senate Education Committee last Wednesday. The 13th Grade initiative is a twelve month, non-residential college and career-readiness program focused on the academic, technical, and soft skill competency-building of disconnected young adults who are unemployed, not enrolled in college or have yet to identify a career. Co-sponsored by Senator Bobby Champion (D-SD 59) and Representative Ray Dehn (D-HD 59b) the measure could potentially impact over 3,000 young adults ages 18-26, placing them on college and career pathways by 2015.
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Education Chief: Schools failing Black students

Education Chief: Schools failing Black studentsWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation's troubled schools hinder opportunity for upward mobility, especially for students of color, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Black publishers in a private meeting last week.
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