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The City, Inc. Southside school honored

The City, Inc.’s Southside School, a Minneapolis contract alternative school, was one of 20 schools in the state recently honored for making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two consecutive years after not making AYP for one year or more. On Thursday, February 12th, Bill English, School Director, Kate Benson, Language Arts teacher, and three City, Inc. high school students were honored at an event which took place at the Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul.  It was hosted by the Minnesota Center for Reading Research of the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.
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Travelers steps up investment in Saint Paul Public Schools

The Travelers Companies, Inc. will collaborate with Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) to advance public education reform. Through grants to SPPS and other strategic service providers for this effort, Travelers will support a few key initiatives that, when combined, will represent approximately $1.4 million. Travelers will back SPPS initiatives that aggressively reduce the achievement gap and measurably increase academic and career success for underrepresented students.
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AARP sponsors Montgomery boycott exhibit in St. Cloud

The Smithsonian Institution, in collaboration with the Troy University Rosa Parks Library and Museum, presents an American story of bravery, honor and idealism. The exhibition, “381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story,” commemorates the events of 1955 that became the genesis of the modern civil rights movement. The exhibit will open at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud, MN on January 31, 2009. “381 Days” will remain on view through April 14, 2009 before continuing on a 14-city national tour through 2009. It is made possible through the generous support of AARP.
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Students reflect on legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students reflect on legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.  Every year, WE WIN Institute’s Rites of Passage programs at Olson Middle School study and honor the contributions of the great, late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King was a great African American revolutionary who taught Black people to use non-violent resistance to change unjust systems in the United States. His leadership and direction paved the way for America to have its first African American president, Barack Obama.
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Free buses give young people safe, reliable transportation to after-school activities

Free buses give young people safe, reliable transportation to after-school activities


Free circulator buses are again making the rounds in north and south Minneapolis, providing kids with safe, reliable transportation to and from their after-school activities. The "You^th Are Here" buses first began running in the summer of 2007, helping connect kids to libraries, parks, and non-profit organizations that provide youth activities.
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High Tech Girls Society explores science, technology at the University of Minnesota

High Tech Girls Society explores science, technology at the University of Minnesota

Fifty female students from seven Minneapolis public high schools learned the ins and outs of studying science and technology when they toured the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology Wednesday, Dec. 4.
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YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK

YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK

Paul Edward Hamilton

It's recess at Meadowbrook Elementary School and a multitude of fifth graders crowd the tire swing, jungle gym and basketball hoop â€" laughing, playing and doing what typical 10-year-olds do. However, one of the fifth graders is not so typical. Justin Brown, son of Jeff Brown and Cassandra Ward Brown has displayed some rather remarkable talents and gifts in the areas of mathematics, engineering, writing, and art.
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