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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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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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