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Feb 07th


Money skills every child should have

Money skills every child should haveMoney matters, and money management skills are even more important -- at any age. With the help of parents, friends and teachers, children can develop essential financial skills that will be an asset throughout life.

Nearly half of parents believe that schools should teach their children financial literacy, according to the 2010 Intuit Town Hall Money Matters Consumer Survey. However, with cuts to education budgets across the country, teachers often lack the resources they need to impart good financial advice to young ones and many parents don’t have the tools to reinforce lessons at home.

Does campus living earn a passing grade?

Does campus living earn a passing grade? Every fall season, families across the country load up possessions in cars and vans to move their college student into a new home. That is, a new home for the next four months, and then winter break comes around. While dormitory living is the traditional experience for students who leave home to attend a college or university, some parents see merit in allocating their resources for their child to live in an apartment. In some cases it is out of necessity, such as with large schools that only provide housing for first-year students.

MPS students return to classroom August 29th

The Minneapolis Public Schools will welcome students in grades 1-12 back to school on August 29 and our new kindergarten students on August 31. It is important that all of our students arrive at school on the first day ready to learn. Not only are we preparing for the upcoming school year, but we are also working to prepare students for future success.

Youths develop skills for the green economy

Youths develop skills for the green economyFor the fourth year in a row, Summer of Solutions, a training program for young leaders in the green economy, is in session. This summer, about fifty youth ages 14 to 30 have been learning about what it means to be Solutionaries; people who work with others to create green solutions in their communities, thereby finding a niche in which they can become green entrepreneurs.

Saint Paul Public Schools takes school enrollment to the community

New and returning Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) students and families are invited to begin the school enrollment process earlier and more easily this year. The Student Placement Center (SPC) will host several community enrollment sites throughout Saint Paul during July and August 2011, to recruit and enroll new and returning students. This exciting opportunity brings this important service to the communities and closer to our families. Services at the community sites will include assigning and updating student numbers, language assessment for students who have a home language other than English, determining enrollment options and a review of each student's health history.

McCarthy named dean of Hamline School of Business

McCarthy named dean of Hamline School of BusinessHamline University welcomes Dr. Anne M. McCarthy as dean of Hamline University School of Business. McCarthy brings with her 30 years of experience in business and higher education and particular expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship, economics, management, and marketing.

“With broad academic experience and innovative leadership, Dr. McCarthy is uniquely qualified to build on the current success of the Hamline University School of Business and to significantly advance its programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels,” said Dr. David Stern, vice president for academic and student affairs. “With her high aspirations and a deep commitment to entrepreneurism, she is the right person at the right time to lead the business school.”

Books For Africa shipped nearly 2 million books to African children in past year

Books For Africa shipped nearly 2 million books to African children in past year Books For Africa (the St. Paul-based 501 c 3 non-profit) announced that over the past 12 months with the completion of its fiscal year on June 30, 2010, approximately 1.9 million books valued at $22.2 million have been shipped to 21 African countries.  In addition, 643 computers and 13 brand new law libraries were shipped to Africa during this same time frame.  This represents the most books that Books For Africa has ever shipped in a 12-month period.
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