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MCTC partners with Boston Scientific to launch math and science initiatives for Minneapolis high school students

Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) announced the third sequential year of its partnership with Boston Scientific Corporation today as part of a multiple partner initiative that encourages Minneapolis high school students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Summer Jump Start to College initiative is designed to increase the number of low-income students and students of color who are prepared for college-level math and science courses upon graduating from a Minneapolis public high school or Robbinsdale Cooper High School.
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Kenna Cottman: An example of African-American excellence

Kenna Cottman: An example of African-American excellenceWE WIN Institute's students learned about great African-American heroines of the past such as Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth and of the present such as Josie Johnson and Kenna Cottman.
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Superintendent announces priorities to shift the educational experience at MPS

Superintendent announces priorities to shift the educational experience at MPS Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), announced priorities Monday to reshape the educational experience for all students in the state’s third largest school district. The announcement included developing a partnership zone for achievement, autonomy and accountability and several key labor negotiation priorities. 
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Microsoft launches 2013 Summer Internship Program for women and minorities

Nationwide -- The Explore Microsoft Internship Program is a 12-week summer internship program that is specifically designed for college underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) and offers the opportunity to experience working at Microsoft. This program is designed to expose students to the field of software development and encourage students to pursue degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical disciplines through hands-on training and group project experience.
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African American Excellence: Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Kenna Cottman, and Dr. Josie Johnson

African American Excellence: Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Kenna Cottman, and Dr. Josie JohnsonWE WIN Institute’s commitment to excellence lead students to study the lives of four incredible African American women who exhibit excellence and are examples of the best of Black people: State Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Kenna Cottman, Dr. Josie Johnson and former Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton.
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Central Touring Theater presents original play, ‘Training Day’

Central Touring Theater presents original play, ‘Training Day’The Central Touring Theater (CTT) is performing its original play, “Training Day” with a final showing of the performance on May 24.
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Sharp drop in African-American male enrollment in med schools

Sharp drop in African-American male enrollment in med schoolsWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Fewer African-American males were enrolled in the first year of medical schools last year than 32 years ago, a trend that, if left uncorrected, could hamper efforts to provide quality health care to underserved communities, according to a top officer in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
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