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Jul 06th

Education

Freedom School keeps kids learning throughout summer

 Freedom School keeps kids learning throughout summer

When I say Freedom, you say School!"
"Freedom!”
“School!”
“Freedom!”
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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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Willie Gary, Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent co-sponsor youth event "Succeeding against the Odds - Dream Big Dreams"

Willie Gary, Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent co-sponsor youth event

Prominent attorney Willie Gary, along with legendary boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather and award-winning music artist 50 Cent recently co-sponsored “Succeeding against the Odds – Dream Big Dreams.”

Pictured: Attorney Willie Gary (far right) and award-winning artist 50 Cent (far left) take a moment to pose with Ayanna Mayweather (second from right), and her mother Melissa (second from left) during the “Succeeding against the Odds – Dream Big Dreams” event in Las Vegas

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Black educators seek equity, academic health

Black educators seek equity, academic health

The Minnesota Alliance of Black Educators (MABSE) will conduct a series of public hearings statewide with the goal of bringing about significant change in securing a top quality academic education for all students, particularly African-Americans

Pictured (Left to Right): Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner, Francine Chakolis, MABSE president

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Bookawocky chemistry program engages inquisitive kids and parents

Bookawocky chemistry program engages inquisitive kids and parents

Kids attended a “Chemists in the Library” program on Saturday, July 14 at the Oxboro Library  in Bloomington.  The program was sponsored by the Minnesota Section of the American Chemical Society and was part of Hennepin County Library’s “Bookawocky” summer programs for children and teens.  The community room was packed with inquisitive kids, parents, and grandparents.

Pictured: Dave Blackburn (left), a chemistry professor at Century College, showed Maple Grove residents Sean, Ethan and Natalie Dietz how to make silly putty at a “Chemists in the Library” program at Hennepin County Library – Oxboro on July 14.

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College can end generational poverty

College can end generational poverty

One adult with a college degree can end the cycle of generational poverty in a family forever. However, fewer than nine percent of students from low-income backgrounds receive their bachelor’s degree by age 24.

Pictured: Ayriel Hadley, who graduated from Saint Louis University in May, celebrated on Saturday with 35 other students of College Bound’s first college graduating class at the Cap & Gown Ball at the Hyatt Regency downtown.

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