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May 25th

Education

Tackling the bullying epidemic head on

Parents of the 13 million children who suffer from an acute bullying problem can now find solutions at their fingertips. A Team Up to Stop Bullying campaign was launched recently to address America's bullying issue, which spikes as students return to classrooms and playgrounds. Team Up to Stop Bullying is the first solutions- and service-based anti-bullying coalition striving to provide immediate solutions that parents and schools can implement today.

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Construction of Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center exceeds minority and women participation goals

Construction of Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center exceeds minority and women participation goalsThe construction team for the new Minneapolis Public Schools John B. Davis Education and Service Center on West Broadway in north Minneapolis has exceeded its women and minority participation goals for the 173,000 square foot building.
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Area students gain experience in architecture, design

Area students gain experience in architecture, design

A group of students interested in environmental design recently completed a project centered on a possible light rail route.

Pictured: From left to right: Xee Xiong, Richard Xiong, Koa Vue, Samuel Ero-Phillips , Brandon Lee, Cheng and Alfredo. Ero-Phillips got involved because he was "interested in what Juxtaposition was doing for the community.
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to courtesy of Samuel Ero-Phillips.

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Simmons to lead MUL Social Enterprise Academy School

Simmons to lead MUL Social Enterprise Academy School

An educational leader and visionary with over twenty years experience, Ronald J. Simmons was selected by Minneapolis Urban League CEO Scott Gray to lead the organization's Social Enterprise Academy School which serves students in grades 6-12.

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John B. Davis Education Service Center exceeds workforce and contractor participation goals

John B. Davis Education Service Center exceeds workforce and contractor participation goalsPictured: John B. Davis Education and Service Center

The Minneapolis Public Schools will welcome students in grades 1-12 back to school on August 27 and our new kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, ECFE and High Five students on August 29.
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Education forum: Engage parents, community

The Minnesota Alliance of Black School Educators (MABSE) recently held its first in a series of public hearings at the Minneapolis Urban League.

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Busara: Practical wisdom for violence prevention Back-to School Part I

The Swahili have a word for “common sense” called: Busara.  Busara refers to the need to make knowledge useful, practical and applicable to the everyday lives of the learner.  In a stoke of what I call “genius” one day it occurred to me that when we know that a problem exists, we should take the proper steps to address it. 

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