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Apr 18th

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Girl Scouts and Sigma Gamma Rho help girls imagine engineering careers

Girl Scouts and Sigma Gamma Rho help girls imagine engineering careersGirl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has joined forces with Sigma Gamma Rho, one of the nation's largest African American sororities, to help build awareness of career possibilities in science, technology, and engineering among girls and parents in the African American community.
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Metropolitan State University appoints Gregory R. Mellas to Community Engagement and Scholarship director

Metropolitan State University appoints Gregory R. Mellas to Community Engagement and Scholarship director Gregory R. Mellas, Minneapolis, was appointed Metropolitan State University director for the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) effective 
Dec. 19. This is a full-time probationary position.
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Evaluating tutoring programs: What to look for

Evaluating tutoring programs: What to look for"Mom can you help me, please? I don't understand the homework." At some point, parents also have difficulty understanding the homework — or figuring out how to help their children understand it. Can a tutoring program help the student to learn better? And how can parents tell which program works?
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Close the achievement gap, one student at a time

Close the achievement gap, one student at a timeSearching for a way to give back this year? Think about volunteering as tutor. Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and Volunteer MPS are just two partnership organizations that will help match your volunteer preferences with a tutoring program in either Saint Paul or Minneapolis. Each year, about 500 new volunteers are matched with a program through Volunteer in MPS. With a new term starting, both these organizations are searching for reliable people to join these rewarding programs.
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Women’s Foundation of Minnesota awards $77,500 in girlsBEST Fund Planning Grants

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded $77,500 in planning grants to 16 groups through its girlsBEST (girls Building Economic Success Together) Fund. The grant period is January 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013.
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Katrice Albert named new VP for Equity and Diversity

Katrice Albert named new VP for Equity and DiversityUniversity of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has announced that Dr. Katrice Albert will be the university’s new vice president for Equity and Diversity, effective June 28, 2013, pending approval by the Board of Regents.
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NAACP report urges education reform

NAACP report urges education reformThe NAACP, in confronting the myriad debilitating issues facing public education nationwide, has released a report that contained four core areas in which the education sector should concentrate its efforts.
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