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Nov 24th


10 MPS students named National Merit semifinalists

Ten Minneapolis Public Schools students on September 16 were named semifinalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. Samuel J. Calvit and Tyler Mahony of South High School and Ashley R. Bielinski, Isabella N. Dawis, Caroline A. Lauth, Mikayla M. MacNally, Rose E. Milavitz, Christopher J. Riddle, Ruth L. Styles and Mark B. Ulrich of Southwest High School are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 55th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Inspiring stories of success amidst harrowing statistics

In Minnesota, the demand for college-educated workers is forecasted to exceed the supply available to employers in the next few years due in large part to decreasing numbers of high school graduates and the lower rate at which low-income students are accessing college.   However, Minnesota students, administrators, community leaders and colleges prove this trend can be reversed in their interviews and stories shared in a new documentary, College IS Possible, co-produced by Twin Cities Public Television’s MN Channel and Admission Possible. The College IS Possible documentary premieres Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. Central on tpt/MN Channel.

Larry Anderson appointed president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Larry Anderson appointed president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community CollegeThe Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees today appointed Larry Anderson as president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet.

New report says Black-White reading and math achievements improve - but racial gap remains

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Reading and math scores have increased for both Black and White students, but the hope of closing the racial achievement gap is still a strenuous work-in-progress.

MUL Summer Construction Program prepares youth for careers

MUL Summer Construction Program prepares youth for careersAfter 10 weeks of training, 14 youth recently graduated from the Minneapolis Urban League LEAP program, a summer construction internship program for city of Minneapolis high school students.  The program is designed to prepare them in careers in the building and construction trades.  The LEAP program is in its 11th year and is a partnership between the City of Minneapolis, local trade unions, employers, and the Minneapolis Urban League.

National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2009

A Proclamation

For generations, education has opened doors to untold opportunities and bright futures. Through quality instruction and a personal commitment to hard work, young people in every part of our Nation have gone on to achieve success. Established by men and women of great vision, leadership, and clarity of purpose, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have provided generations of Americans with opportunity, a solid education, and hope.


MPS to hold Changing School Options town hall meetings

The Minneapolis Public Schools will hold a series of community town hall meetings during the weeks of September 7 and 14 on Changing School Options, a comprehensive plan the MPS administration will submit to the Board of Education on September 1 to create financial sustainability and build a new foundation for academic success. At the meetings, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about school changes recommended for the 2010-2011 school year, ask questions and share comments.
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