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May 28th

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Project SPIRIT: Modeling African American success

Project SPIRIT: Modeling African American successProject SPIRIT staff were asked the question: How were you similar to Project SPIRIT students? Their responses included: in foster care, talkative, lacked confidence, unstable home life, academic struggles, single parent households, low-income, and more.
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Poster series at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School honors famous African-Americans

Poster series at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School honors famous African-AmericansTeachers on Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School's Black History Task Force recently created a series of 42 posters about famous African-Americans from all walks of life. These posters, which are in the school's hallways, are in Spanish, and the theme is "Viva nuestra Cultural!" ("Long live our culture!").
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Robbinsdale Area Schools works with American Academy of Pediatrics to improve student health

Robbinsdale Area Schools works with American Academy of Pediatrics to improve student healthRobbinsdale Area Schools is working with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on a project to improve the quality of health services offered in local schools. The AAP's Enhancing School Health Services through Training, Education, Assistance, Mentorship and Support (TEAMS) project offers training, resources and technical assistance to school districts that are working to strengthen their policies and practices related to school health services. The project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention School Health Branch.
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Daring to dream

Daring to dreamFelix Contreras is, by definition, a dreamer.

Not the kind the government categorizes as an undocumented immigrant whose parents illegally brought him to the United States. Contreras is a dreamer in the classic sense, defined by Merriam-Webster as one envisioning "ideas or conceives projects regarded as impractical."
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Wheeler Parker: Witness to race hatred, murder

Wheeler Parker: Witness to race hatred, murderOn Wednesday, Jan. 21, Wheeler Parker spoke to Breck's Upper School students on the school's annual day of reflection in honor of the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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St. Peter's AME Church sponsors annual HBCU College Fair

St. Peter's AME Church sponsors annual HBCU College FairThe 2015 the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Fair was held Jan. 19 at St. Peter's AME Church in Minneapolis.
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Parent involvement key strategy for PICA Head Start success

Parent involvement key strategy for PICA Head Start successLast week the National Head Start Association (NHSA), in partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute, released "Two Generations Together," a case study report highlighting the exceptional efforts of Head Start programs in designing effective two-generation solutions aimed at enabling families to achieve their own goals for education, employment, stability, and success.
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