Governor Dayton wants high school students to GEAR UP
Thursday, 08 October 2015 10:58
In recognition of the urgent need to help low-income and underrepresented students prepare for a postsecondary education Gov. Mark Dayton kicked off a week of GEAR UP proclaiming Sept. 21st-25th Minnesota GEAR Up Week.
Out of this world: Robbinsdale Area Schools teacher spends part of summer at Space Camp
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:00
Robbinsdale Cooper High School Physical Earth and Science teacher Teresa Esnough attended NASA's Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center this past summer. The event was sponsored by Honeywell, and more than 200 teachers from 38 states and 22 countries participated.
Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:59
Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer
Sesame Street will now be brought to you by the letters H-B-O. The iconic children's program is moving from the friendly confines of PBS to the adult world of Home Box Office and the move has left more than just Oscar feeling grouchy.
The school year is here. This fall, nearly 55 million kids will report to elementary or secondary school, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
But the journey from kindergarten to commencement is inflicting collateral damage on kids. More than eight in ten students report experiencing moderate to extreme stress. Teen suicide rates are three times what they were 50 years ago.
Nguzo Saba Murals: The WE WIN Festival Mural Project
Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:04
Students of WE WIN Institute created several Nguzo Saba murals during the recent Griot Invasion at Bethune Park.
The Nguzo Saba are the seven principles of Kwanzaa – umoja, which means unity, kujichagulia, which means self-determination, ujima, which means collective work and responsibility, ujamaa, which cooperative economics, nia, which means purpose, kuumba, which means creativity, and imani, which means faith.
PERSONAL FINANCE: Americans spending more for college out-of-pocket
Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:58
(StatePoint) The Bank of Mom and Dad is open for business, as parent out-of-pocket spending has become the number one source of college funding. In fact, 62 percent of families did not borrow to pay for college last year, according to a new report.