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Apr 17th


Four new directors join Minneapolis school board

Four new directors join Minneapolis school boardThe Minneapolis Board of Education elected new officers for chair, vice chair, treasurer and clerk. Alberto Monserrate will serve as chair, Jenny Arneson as vice chair, Richard Mammen as clerk and Rebecca Gagnon as treasurer. The school board voted on the nominations after swearing in four new board members during its annual meeting Tuesday, January 8, bringing the total number of directors to nine.

New Minneapolis school board member Tracine Asberry focuses on transparency, group effort

In early July, when newly elected Minneapolis schoolboard member Tracine Asberry found out she'd be running unopposed in District 6,, she was elated to get a head start on contributing to schools and communities. Her district had been the most competitive, with four candidates in the running. After Asberry received an endorsement from the DFL, the other three dropped out.

MSU student Vance Holmes on the verge of achieving dream

MSU student Vance Holmes on the verge of achieving dream
Ten years ago, Vance Holmes' world was turned topsy-turvy.

His mother had died unexpectedly from an aneurysm. Then several months later, Holmes' brother was shot and murdered on the streets of McKeesport, Penn., close to Pittsburgh.

Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood Early Learning Scholarships available

Up to 100 Early Childhood Education Scholarships of up to $11,000 each year are still available for qualifying families within Saint Paul's Promise Neighborhood.

Target, NFL support schools' media centers, athletic program

Media centers at eight Minneapolis Public Schools will benefit from a $15,000 Target grant, while one school will also use a grant from the National Football League to update gym equipment.

Communities of Color grant applications due February 1

The General Mills Foundation announced the continuation of the Celebrating Communities of Color grants program for 2013. The application deadline for the $500,000 grants program is Friday, Feb. 1. Grant applications and other details are available on the Web at: General Mills Community of Color Grants

Hope strengthens reading, writing, and leadership

Hope strengthens reading, writing, and leadershipEvery Saturday, about 50 volunteers come to Hope Community center to volunteer in the tutoring program with students from different backgrounds. The children from 6-9 years old are mostly from Somalia or Mexican immigrant families. For two-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon, volunteers sit down with students doing reading and writing together.
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