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Jul 28th

Education

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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Freedom School keeps kids learning throughout summer

 Freedom School keeps kids learning throughout summer

When I say Freedom, you say School!"
"Freedom!”
“School!”
“Freedom!”
“School!”

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Harvest Prep beats state in reading and math

Harvest Prep beats state in reading and mathNorth Minneapolis’ Harvest Preparatory School is the only “high poverty school” in Minnesota that has exceeded the state average in reading (79%) and math (81%). The innovative education institution tops the list of the high poverty yet high performing schools in Minnesota.
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Obama: Education a top priority

Obama: Education a top priority

President Barack Obama (Courtesy of the St. Louis American)

During his remarks at the National Urban League conference in New Orleans, LA, President Obama announced he would sign an Executive Order to improve outcomes and advance educational opportunities for African Americans.

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