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Aug 28th

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Students and faculty unite against voter restriction

Students representing public universities, private colleges and community colleges from around Minnesota, along with select college faculty and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, gathered Tuesday in front of Coffman Memorial Union to hold a news conference and rally against the voter restriction amendment. Speakers included student representatives from Winona State University, the University Minnesota-Morris, the University of St. Thomas and several from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.
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Minneapolis proposes 4% increase in school district levy

Minneapolis proposes 4% increase in school district levy Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is deeply grateful for and humbled by the overwhelming support that the citizens of Minneapolis have given the school district. We believe that this support demonstrates that the people of Minneapolis value our work and have confidence that we can make the improvements necessary to raise student achievement. One of our school district's sources of support and funding is the property tax levy.
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UNCF Empower Me Tour comes to Minnesota; Ledisi, Kim Coles highlights event

UNCF Empower Me Tour comes to Minnesota; Ledisi, Kim Coles highlights eventArea middle and high school students got the opportunity to interact with a group of celebrities and executives as the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) Empower Me Tour came to town.
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Minneapolis Public School Board candidates square off

Minneapolis Public School Board candidates square offThe Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N, hosted a forum for Minneapolis Public School Board candidates.
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UNCF Empower Me Tour celebrates fifth anniversary

UNCF Empower Me Tour celebrates fifth anniversaryThe UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo, a free, traveling college-and career-readiness road show, will make its second tour stop on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Dunwoody College of Technology located at 818 Dunwoody Boulevard, in Minneapolis, MN. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the UNCF Empower Me Tour was created in partnership with Wells Fargo to prepare students to go to and through college and inspire them to take control of their future by using education as the foundation for achieving their goals and dreams.
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U awarded grants to train teachers of children with disabilities

U awarded grants to train teachers of children with disabilitiesThe U.S. Department of Education recently announced the award of $9 million for 38 grants to institutions of higher education to train educators to improve the services and results for children with disabilities. In Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, was awarded $224,425 to train personnel to serve school age children with low incidence disabilities.
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Kids Voting Minnesota

Kids Voting MinnesotaEvery election Kids Voting Minneapolis provides an authentic voting experience to Minneapolis K-12 students. Students go to polling places—the same buildings where adults vote—and cast their own ballots that include many of the same offices and issues on which adults are voting. They put their ballot in the box and receive an "I Voted" sticker.
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