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Education Chief: Schools failing Black students

Education Chief: Schools failing Black studentsWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation's troubled schools hinder opportunity for upward mobility, especially for students of color, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Black publishers in a private meeting last week.
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Pioneering educator retires after 40 years; reformed education in juvenile justice

Pioneering educator retires after 40 years; reformed education in juvenile justiceIt is said that a society (or a person) shall be judged by what it (or he or she) has done for the least of its citizens.

If in fact that is the case, then Larry Lucio shall be looked upon with much favor.
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Minnesota to receive $5.5 million to continue efforts to turn around lowest-performing schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Minnesota will receive $5.5 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Education Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. Ten additional states also will receive this continuation funding: Connecticut—$3.6 million; Kentucky—$7.7 million; Maryland—$6.8 million; Mississippi—$6.1 million; New Mexico—$4.1 million; Ohio—$20.2 million; South Carolina—$7.4 million; South Dakota—$1.5 million; Utah—$3.4 million; and West Virginia—$3.3 million.
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Celebrating Patchwork Quilt scholars

Celebrating Patchwork Quilt scholarsReady for School. Ready for Work. Ready for Life.
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Early childhood education: What does culture have to do with it?

Early childhood education: What does culture have to do with it?How do varying cultural backgrounds affect the need for and the value of early education? What we're missing, said Betty Emarita at a February 8 forum on early childhood education, is data driven discussions. While there's data on community trauma, "there's little data on family strengths, especially in low income communities."
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Mai Tong Yang: Think big says Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year

Mai Tong Yang: Think big says Boys and Girls Club Youth of the YearBoys and Girls Club of America Midwest Youth of the Year, Mai Tong Yang, plans to dream big as she starts a new chapter in her life – college.

After years of dedication, volunteering and work with the Boys and Girls Club, 19-year-old Yang was acknowledged this past year by getting the organization’s title of Midwest Youth of the Year.
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Quest Academy Charter School in St. Louis Park to close

Pillsbury United Communities (PUC), the charter authorizer for Quest Academy in St. Louis Park, says it plans to terminate Quest Academy's contract because it has failed to meet generally accepted standards of fiscal management. If terminated, the school will close by the end of the 2012-2013 academic year, and Pillsbury United Communities' staff will proactively work with Quest Academy to ensure minimal disruption to its 54 students in 7th through 12th grades.
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