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Jul 03rd

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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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Back to School Infection Prevention

Back to School Infection Prevention

School supplies are on clearance, making way for Halloween and Christmas decorations; so obviously, it’s almost mid-August. Right about now your kids are oscillating between mourning summer’s end and the excitement of the new school year.

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2013 Bill Gates Scholars Program: Applications now available for 2013 scholarships

2013 Bill Gates Scholars Program: Applications now available for 2013 scholarships

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The program provides scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

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Harvest Prep, Best Academy and the New Mastery School scholars return to school

Harvest Prep, Best Academy and the New Mastery School scholars return to school

Pictured: K'Jeane Callender and Ms. King (Teacher Assistant)

After blowing away the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment II - III (MCA II-III) examinations for a second straight year, close to 1000 student scholars from Harvest Prep, Best Academy and the new Mastery School returned to school on August 13, 2012.

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