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Journalism camp teaches importance of free speech

Journalism camp teaches importance of free speech

For the past 10 years, high school students from across the Twin Cities have been coming to the University of St. Thomas to attend ThreeSixty Journalism’s summer camps.

The experience is a kind of laboratory experiment for the students who participate. It mixes the teenage youthful spirit with a dose of gender, age, ethnic and income diversity and a chance to work together as journalists with professionals in the field.

Image: Yusra Mohamud from Minnetonka High School participated in the Intermediate Camp in 2011.

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Sanchez Beltran awarded “Beat the Odds” scholarship

Sanchez Beltran awarded “Beat the Odds” scholarship

Roosevelt High School senior Eduardo Sanchez Beltran on March 16 was awarded a $4,000 “Beat the Odds” scholarship from the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) – Minnesota.

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Target to renovate three school libraries

On Monday, Apr. 23, 2012, Target announced that it plans to impact 150 elementary schools through its 2012 Target School Library Makeover program.

Target will renovate libraries at 32 elementary schools in partnership with The Heart of America and will revisit each of the 118 schools that previously received a Target School Library Makeover to provide additional reading resources for students and teachers.

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Contract a cornerstone of reform efforts

On Tuesday, April 17, the Minneapolis Board of Education approved a new two-year labor contract with the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) that supports and advances student achievement. The teachers’ union and MPS reached agreement on key issues such as providing students with more time to learn, allowing teachers more time to effectively prepare for classes each day and establishing a more collaborative and focused professional development plan.

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Artika Tyner: Education policy reform motivates leadership scholar

Artika Tyner: Education policy reform motivates leadership scholar

Artika Tyner received her B.A. from Hamline University (Major: English; Certificate: Conflict Studies). Due to her passion for advocating for social and educational policy reform, she decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of St. Thomas. Tyner obtained her Juris Doctor, Masters of Public Policy and Leadership, and Doctorate in Leadership. Dr. Tyner's dissertation is entitled Planting People, Growing Justice: The Role of the New Social Justice Lawyer. (It is a case study of lawyers as leaders.)

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Collegiate minority retention programs in engineering recognized by National Society of Black Engineers and ExxonMobil

Collegiate minority retention programs in engineering recognized by National Society of Black Engineers and ExxonMobil

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and ExxonMobil recently honored three universities with the 2012 Impact Award for their efforts in retaining underrepresented minority students in engineering programs.

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Letter to the editor: Clarifying misleading headline

Letter to the editor: Clarifying misleading headline

The April 9 issue of Insight News featured an article about a recent Our Schools, Our City community forum on integration sponsored by AchieveMpls. While the article did a good job of highlighting the discussion, the headline “Costain: Some parents don’t care about integration” may have left the wrong impression about my personal beliefs and the commitments of AchieveMpls. I hope to clarify them here.

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