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Close the achievement gap, one student at a time

Close the achievement gap, one student at a timeSearching for a way to give back this year? Think about volunteering as tutor. Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and Volunteer MPS are just two partnership organizations that will help match your volunteer preferences with a tutoring program in either Saint Paul or Minneapolis. Each year, about 500 new volunteers are matched with a program through Volunteer in MPS. With a new term starting, both these organizations are searching for reliable people to join these rewarding programs.
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Women’s Foundation of Minnesota awards $77,500 in girlsBEST Fund Planning Grants

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded $77,500 in planning grants to 16 groups through its girlsBEST (girls Building Economic Success Together) Fund. The grant period is January 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013.
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Katrice Albert named new VP for Equity and Diversity

Katrice Albert named new VP for Equity and DiversityUniversity of Minnesota President Eric Kaler has announced that Dr. Katrice Albert will be the university’s new vice president for Equity and Diversity, effective June 28, 2013, pending approval by the Board of Regents.
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NAACP report urges education reform

NAACP report urges education reformThe NAACP, in confronting the myriad debilitating issues facing public education nationwide, has released a report that contained four core areas in which the education sector should concentrate its efforts.
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Metropolitan State largest fall commencement set for Dec. 18

Metropolitan State University celebrates its 91st commencement exercises Tuesday, Dec. 18, with its largest group ever. The student speaker is Laura Hern, Willmar, Minn., outstanding student in the College of Individualized Studies, who completed all her university classes online.
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Metropolitan State largest fall commencement set for Dec. 18

Metropolitan State University celebrates its 91st commencement exercises Tuesday, Dec. 18, with its largest group ever. The student speaker is Laura Hern, Willmar, Minn., outstanding student in the College of Individualized Studies, who completed all her university classes online.
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Minnesotans want responsible budget that provides for broad prosperity

TakeAction Minnesota released the following statement on the heels of the state budget forecast released on December 5:
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