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Daring to dream

Daring to dreamFelix Contreras is, by definition, a dreamer.

Not the kind the government categorizes as an undocumented immigrant whose parents illegally brought him to the United States. Contreras is a dreamer in the classic sense, defined by Merriam-Webster as one envisioning "ideas or conceives projects regarded as impractical."
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Wheeler Parker: Witness to race hatred, murder

Wheeler Parker: Witness to race hatred, murderOn Wednesday, Jan. 21, Wheeler Parker spoke to Breck's Upper School students on the school's annual day of reflection in honor of the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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St. Peter's AME Church sponsors annual HBCU College Fair

St. Peter's AME Church sponsors annual HBCU College FairThe 2015 the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Fair was held Jan. 19 at St. Peter's AME Church in Minneapolis.
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Parent involvement key strategy for PICA Head Start success

Parent involvement key strategy for PICA Head Start successLast week the National Head Start Association (NHSA), in partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute, released "Two Generations Together," a case study report highlighting the exceptional efforts of Head Start programs in designing effective two-generation solutions aimed at enabling families to achieve their own goals for education, employment, stability, and success.
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Reducing the cost of college, improving education

Reducing the cost of college, improving education(SAINT PAUL-MN) This week, I introduced legislation to allow more high school juniors and seniors to take college-level classes right at their high school through partnerships between high schools and local state colleges. Expansion of this existing program has many benefits to both students and school districts.
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Students, parents celebrate Public School Choice in St. Paul

Students, parents celebrate Public School Choice in St. PaulStudents, parents and teachers from across Minnesota will gather in St. Paul on Wednesday, January 28, to celebrate Minnesota's legacy as a national pioneer for public school choice, and to call on state leaders to protect, preserve, and strengthen education options for families — including public school open enrollment, concurrent enrollment in postsecondary programs and public charter schools.
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"Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"

"Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lynda Blackmon Lowery refused to give up the fight for equal rights. She was the youngest marcher on the historic 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. She vowed to make a difference—and she did."
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